Continuing and Professional Education
Photograph of group of OLLI-UO members on a field trip to Crater Lake Distillery.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Connecting members to the brightest minds and ideas including faculty from UO and other universities.

Welcome to OLLI-UO

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Oregon (OLLI-UO) is part of a national network of over 120 programs designed to engage seasoned adults in the continued pursuit of knowledge. OLLI-UO is an intellectual and social community of engaged adult learners with two sites: Central Oregon and Eugene/Springfield.

Over 800 members participate in a wide variety of lectures, courses, peer-led study and discussion groups, educational tours and field trips, and shared interest groups. An annual or six-month fee unlocks access to program offerings in fall, winter, spring, and summer terms.

These learning experiences are led by OLLI-UO members, independent scholars, community experts, and current or retired university faculty in an informal classroom setting. Program design and curriculum are determined locally at each site. OLLI-UO is open to all interested adults; a previous affiliation with the University of Oregon is not a requirement to participate.

Select topics from the top menu to learn more or choose a specific site's Program Schedule, directly above.

OLLI-UO is a program of the University of Oregon's Continuing and Professional Education.

The main Continuing and Professional Education office is staffed Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and may be reached at 800-824-2714 or osher@uoregon.edu with questions about both sites.