University of Oregon

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Continuing and Professional Education

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 three program sites: Central Oregon, Eugene/Springfield, and Northwest Oregon.

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 Continuing and Professional Education office is currently closed to the public and most staff are working remotely. Please email us at, or leave a message at 800-824-2714 and we will return your call or email within 1–2 business days. We appreciate your understanding during this time.


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Oregon