Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
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.

Central Oregon Courses

Classes and events are held at the the Elks Lodge and the Deschutes Historical Museum in Bend.

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.

Nearly 800 members receive year-round access to a variety of lectures, short courses, peer-led study and discussion groups, educational tours and field trips, and shared interest groups. A one-time annual fee covers all courses that a member enjoys during 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. Membership is open to all interested adults; a previous affiliation with the University of Oregon is not a requirement of membership.

Select from topics above to learn more or choose the button below to access the information hub for the location near you. The site-specific "information hubs" serve as a central place for current or prospective members to review important announcements, view course calendars, obtain descriptions of current and upcoming courses and activities, and register for courses.

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.