Courses are one of the centerpieces of OLLI’s programming.

OLLI members in lirbaryOLLI offers fall and spring semesters of 8-week courses taught by distinguished faculty (both current and emeritus) from the University of Illinois and other colleges and universities in the region, and community members from a wide variety of areas. A selection of 4-week courses is also offered.

Each 8-week course costs $40, and 4-week courses are $20 each. Course costs are a la carte – members pay for all of the courses for which they register.

Courses meet once per week for 90 minutes. We do not take attendance or assign grades, and there are no required assignments (although some courses may offer optional outside reading suggestions).

The course descriptions you will find under "Current Courses" will provide additional information about the course content.

  • Course proposals are reviewed by the OLLI Curriculum Committee prior to each semester. Click here to propose a course. Please address questions about OLLI courses and developing a course proposal to the OLLI Director at or 244-9141.