Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Continuing and Professional Education

OLLI-UO in Eugene/Springfield

Welcome to the OLLI-UO in Eugene/Springfield Information Hub!

OLLI-UO in Eugene/Springfield is a cooperative learning community that depends on the active participation of its members. A Governing Council, elected by the membership, acts as the main leadership body, while additional volunteer committees help develop curriculum activities, manage membership growth and retention, and oversee marketing and communications efforts. Membership is open to all who have an interest in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge; there are no requirements involving prior college experience or UO affiliation.

Classes and events are held at the UO Baker Downtown Center in Eugene.

Types of Learning Formats

Programming takes the form of live lectures, courses supplemented by experts or educational DVDs, study and discussion groups, tours and field trips, social events, and shared interest groups.

Navigating the OLLI-UO Information Hub

  • Announcements—this is where the Governing Council notes are featured, along with other important news. There may be one or more announcements per month.
  • Course Calendar—this is where readers will find program-site activities listed in a calendar format. The calendar can be viewed in a weekly, monthly, or agenda layout. This can also be accessed by clicking on the “Eugene/Springfield Calendar” title.
  • Course and Activity Descriptions—this section is the “meat and potatoes” of the website. You’ll find full descriptions of our programming (like those you are familiar with in the printed newsletter). This section is exciting because OLLI-UO Program Staff are able to quickly and easily update course and activity descriptions requested by committee chairs and newsletter editors. In addition, registration buttons are embedded into the descriptions for courses and activities that require preregistration.

New "Announcements" and "Course and Activity Descriptions" will be posted prior to the beginning of each month to allow members time to plan their schedules. Please check the OLLI-UO Information Hub often!