About OLLI

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Rediscover the joy of learning!

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Cincinnati provides opportunities for lifetime learning and social interaction to the mature residents of Greater Cincinnati.

Join the more than 2,000 individuals each year who choose from hundreds of courses— from one-hour programs to eight-week seminars—at various locations around town. Offerings range from such traditional college subjects as philosophy, creative writing, science, literature, and history to courses on financial planning and healthcare to such eclectic subjects as wine appreciation, opera, tai chi, and gardening.

And there are no tests or grades!

OLLI is designed for adults aged 50 or older. The only prerequisite is enthusiasm for learning. For a payment of $90 per quarter, you may enroll in most multi-week courses for only $5 each and as many one-time programs as you like for no additional charge. Classes meet in fall, winter, and spring. An additional series of six lectures keeps our minds sharp during the summer months.

Come and be part of OLLI's vibrant learning community!

OLLI at UC functions on volunteer power. Consider sharing your passions and expertise by volunteering to moderate a course. Various committees do the much-needed work of running the program: Curriculum, Marketing, Governance, Budget & Finance, and Friends of OLLI can all use new members with fresh ideas.
Call (513) 556-9186 to find out more.


OLLI members recently participated in a national survey of lifelong learning institutes. You can see a summary of the results for University of Cincinnati OLLI members here.

We also recently surveyed OLLI's new members to find out about their experiences. You can find a summary of the results of the 2017 New Member Survey here.