OLLI at Illinois is an inclusive community that offers affordable, accessible, high-quality educational programs designed for people fifty or older connected to East Central Illinois or the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with the goal of enriching members' lives by heightening intellectual engagement and stimulating curiosity.

OLLI at Illinois offers Courses, Study Groups, Lectures, Interest Groups, and other Events throughout the year for adult lifelong learners. Events may be in-person sessions, online-only via Zoom sessions, or hybrid (in-person and Zoom webinar) sessions. We hope you will join or rejoin OLLI at Illinois! Stay Curious!

Annual and Fall Memberships Available Now


Spring 2024 schedule:

January 8 – February 19, 2024: Winter Study Group session (6 weeks)

Monday, February 26 – April 20: Spring Courses

April 29 – June 10: Spring Study Group session (6 weeks)

May 13 – May 17: Taste of OLLI

June 17: OLLI Annual Meeting and Banquet

June 17 – June 21 (except June 19): OLLI Documentary Week

OLLI (the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Illinois) is supported by the Bernard Osher Foundation, the Illinois Office of the Provost, and the generous donations of OLLI members and community partners. It is part of a network of 125 OLLI programs across the United States, and there are over 170,000 members nationwide.

OLLI at Illinois was launched in the fall of 2007 with 11 courses and 297 members. News of this exciting program dedicated to the pursuit of lifelong learning spread quickly, and we now have far more programs and members per year. In addition to courses in the fall and spring semesters, OLLI offers a dynamic schedule of programs and activities that includes lectures, study groups, travel opportunities, and collaborations with the Illinois campus and the communities in and around Champaign-Urbana.

Join OLLI for the courses and study groups - stay for the community!

Learn more about OLLI ▶

Spring Memberships available for purchase ▶

Click HERE to view 15th Anniversary Slideshow

Watch our member-produced video, "About OLLI."▶

OLLI at Illinois' Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan   

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