Welcome to OLLI at Illinois
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was launched in the fall of 2007 with eleven courses and 297 members. News of this exhilarating program dedicated to the pursuit of lifelong learning for members age 50 and over spread quickly: OLLI launched the Spring 2013 semester with a slate of 36 courses and nearly 1,100 members. In addition to courses, OLLI offers a dynamic schedule of programs and activities that includes lectures, study groups, travel opportunities, and collaborations with the University of Illinois and the Champaign-Urbana community.
OLLI is a member-centered community of adult learners that 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 115 OLLI programs across the United States, with more than 113,000 members nationwide.
The value of lifelong learning speaks directly to the mission at the heart of the University of Illinois — and to the vitality and inquisitive spirit that OLLI members bring to everything we do.
OLLI brings together a diverse, lively community of teachers and learners — join us as we continue to grow in exciting new directions!
Read more about the endowment award here.