Take a class! (courses & workshops)

Learn something new or revisit an old passion. OLLI courses and lectures are offered in both in-person and online format so you have plenty of choice.


Not only does lifelong learning at OLLI benefit our brains and introduce us to new friends. OLLI also has a long list of additional membership benefits! These include access to courses and lectures, special events, “Pop-Ups,” field trips, and international travel opportunities. Plus much more!

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Don’t miss our
SAGE lecture series coming in the Spring

Each spring and fall, OLLI offers an 8-week SAGE lecture series. The spring 2023 schedule will be posted here in mid-January 2023.

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Join an activity! Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

OLLI offers a variety of events and activities. Some are one-time events or activities while others like Special Interest Groups are ongoing. See below what current and upcoming events and activities.

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Teach at OLLI
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OLLI is peer education at its best; all instructors at OLLI are volunteers. Recognizing the time and effort involved in teaching, OLLI’s Advisory Board established several privileges for its valued faculty.

For more information please visit our OLLI Faculty page.

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Register for membership & classes.

Ready to join us?
We will guide you through the registration process. You can sign up to become a new OLLI member.
And returning members can register for classes
If you need assistance with your registration, we are available to help!

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OLLI Trips & Travel

Travel is richer when you are with fellow learners! Find out more about our annual international trips or more local excursions. Join friends who make these trips comfortable and enjoyable as well as full of activity and learning.

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News &

Keep up with all the OLLI news! We send out a newsletter every month. We also send our members informative e-blasts about upcoming class registration deadlines and special events. And OLLI is very proud of its high-quality Reflections magazine, which is published once a year and features the work of OLLI members.

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Frequently asked questions

We have put together a list of specific questions people often ask about the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Southern Maine (USM). Visit our FAQ page to learn something new about us and to see if we answer your question.