Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Evening Classes Now Available


Wish you could take some stimulating courses, but the workday schedule gets in your way? OLLI at the University of Southern Maine now offers classes in Portland for would-be students over 50. Check out our great Thursday evening lineup:

  • Exploring the Nature of Prejudice through Film
    Watch weekly  films selected to stimulate candid discussions about racism, prejudice, hope, and healing.

  • Personal Photographic Projects
    Learn how to plan, create, and assemble photographic images for personal use or publication.

  • Chinese Language and Culture
    Explore Chinese customs, traditions, history, and language with instructors from the Confucius Institute.

  • History of Ancient Egypt
    Tour ancient Egypt through famous mummies, pyramids, temples, tombs, and the Sphinx.

  • Socrates Café, OLLI-style
    Search for truth, pursue personal goals, and discuss profound topics like “justice” and “conscience.”

  • Line Dancing: A cross-cultural Perspective
    Have fun with line dances from around the world, from the samba to the Shim Sham to country-western.

  • Introduction to Playing the Recorder and Having Fun
    Learn as you go while playing this very old and very common musical instrument solo and in ensemble.

Evening courses start Sept. 19 and run from 6:45 to 8:45 in the Wishcamper center on the Portland campus of USM. Classes cost $50 for OLLI members. FMI, or to register, contact the OLLI office at 780-4406, or check the Fall catalog.

OLLI Online Registration Website & Instructions

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OLLI Online Registration Website & Instructions  

It's here!  The OLLI Online registration system is ready!  Summer class registration will open on May 12 at 10 am

Due to technical difficulties, summer class registration will open WEDNESDAY MAY 20 at 10 AM.


Enroll/Register click here


If you need assistance, here is a step-by-step set of instructions on how to register online.  The first set of instructions is for those that have an account already but need a refresher.  The second set of instructions is for those that do not have an account to set-up their online account for OLLI's new registration system and register.  It also explains that your 2015-2016 membership will automatically be added to your cart.

Step-by-step class registration instructions - have account (for those who have created an online registration account since November 17, 2014)

Step-by-step class registration instructions - need account (for those who are new to the online registration system)