Learn, Grow, and Connect with OLLI

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Minnesota (OLLI at the UMN) is a vibrant learning community for people aged 50+. Part of the College of Continuing and Professional Studies, OLLI belongs to a national network of Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes supported by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

Central to everything we do, our members are engaged, active learners for whom curiosity and the joy of learning are a given. In addition to offering hundreds of high-quality noncredit courses each year, OLLI is also host to intellectually stimulating social, cultural, and volunteer opportunities.

Our door is always open and you may join anytime. The annual membership fee is $300, and all memberships are valid for one year from the date of purchase.

Member Benefits and Activities

New to OLLI? Take some time to learn about the many benefits of membership. From unlimited courses (with hundreds to choose from each year) and events, to trips and tours, special interest groups, and more! 


OLLI is committed to making membership available to all who are interested in joining. The Miriam B. Seltzer Scholarship Fund provides assistance with annual membership fees for individuals who have demonstrated financial need. Learn more about OLLI's simple and confidential scholarship application.

Request OLLI Newsletter

Complete the form to receive information about:

  • Course previews
  • Member-led special interest groups
  • Events
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • and more!

Delivery of the newsletter coincides with OLLI’s quarterly course guide. You also will receive periodic notices about special events that are open to the public.