In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, OLLI at Illinois has made some temporary adjustments to its programs for the safety of the OLLI community:
- Spring 2021 courses will be offered online-only via Zoom.
- Full course listings and schedule information are available under “Current Courses” on the “Courses” page.


OLLI (the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Illinois) 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 124 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 typically have over 1,100 members and offer more than 250 programs 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.

The availability of some activities and secondary member benefits in 2020-2021 is temporarily limited by the pandemic – and some new activities have been developed in response to the temporary shift to distance learning and engagement.

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