Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Overview

OLLI LogoLearn for the Love of it!
Are you 50 or older, with a curious mind and a keen interest in learning, just for the love of it? You are invited to join with more than 1700 like-minded Portland-area older learners who are members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Southern Maine.

As a member of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, known as OLLI, you may choose from among an extensive array of courses in the liberal arts and sciences. The courses are peer taught, there are no entrance requirements-or grades and tests; it's your experience, and your love of learning that count, no college background is needed.

Courses are offered in the fall and spring terms for 8 weeks, and in the winter and summer terms for 6 weeks. They meet for 2 hours, once a week in the wishcamper Center on the Portland Campus of the University of Southern Maine. Class subjects are extensive-from music and art to history and science.

Renew your enthusiasm for learning in the relaxed atmosphere of OLLI classes. During class, you'll engage in discussions on course material, enjoy lectures or presentations from the instructor, and contemplate life's questions-and answers. OLLI is one of 17 Senior Colleges throughout Maine and participates in the Maine Senior College Network.