Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Continuing and Professional Education

Shared Interest Groups

Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) are a great way for OLLI-UO members to continue lifelong learning beyond the classroom! These groups provide new opportunities to form friendships with other members around shared interests. They are independent and self-directed, with members deciding where and when to meet and how the group will function.

Have an idea for a SIG? Review SIG guidelines and complete a Proposal Form online or pick up a paper form from program manager Heather. Completed forms may be dropped off back with Heather or sent to SIG coordinator Pat Ackley.

Examples of past SIGs include:

  • Digital Photo Editing using Photoshop Elements
  • Exploring the Art, Culture, and History around Deschutes County
  • Great Decisions Foreign Policy Study/Social Group

Other SIG examples: astronomy is fun, day hiking, drawing for beginners, knitting, science fiction, photography, culinary adventures, genealogy, pickleball, heavy metal fans, etc.

We will update this page with a list of current SIGs. Feel free to contact a facilitator to join in or for more information. Member contact information can be found in your member directory or by requesting it by phone at 800-824-2714 or by email at osher@uoregon.edu.

SIGs are open to current OLLI-UO members only, i.e. those who hold a membership for the current year.