Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

OLLI Kent and Sussex Counties

Bridgeville, Dover, Lewes, Ocean View

OLLI programming updates for 2020 summer sessions

OLLI Kent and Sussex summer programs have been canceled.
OLLI Wilmington summer programs — no decision has been made at this time.
All UD OLLI locations remain closed and spring sessions have been canceled.
Click here for details.

Welcome to OLLI at the University of Delaware

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OLLI at the University of Delaware

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Delaware is an academic cooperative for adults 50 and over to enjoy classes, teach, exchange ideas and travel together. Instructors teach subjects they love to students who are there for the love of learning!

Celebrating 10 Years of OLLI in Dover

Course schedules vary by location, please view the current semester’s catalog and day-by-day schedules for an overview of the current semester’s OLLI offerings in Kent and Sussex Counties.

Benefits of OLLI membership…

  • Intellectual and cultural exploration
  • Social interaction and camaraderie among peers
  • No exams or grades
  • Enjoy learning for fun and enrichment

Happening at OLLI Kent-Sussex


Expanding Horizons campaign

Travel opportunities for OLLI members

Summer registration coming in April!

Free Thursday speaker series in Dover

Gift certificates available

How to join…

  1. Become an OLLI member for one or two semesters at a time, and then
  2. Sign up for unlimited classes!

What members say…

  • Great camaraderie“OLLI is a celebration with many ‘wow’ moments, great camaraderie, knowledgeable instructors and shared laughter and memories.”
  • Love of learning“None of my former teachers living or dead would be likely to describe me as a highly motivated student. They should see me now: I never thought I could love school this much.”
  • Rewards of giving back“The rewards for volunteering are adding more to my life than a bank could hold.”
  • Why not!“Continuing education, a quest for knowledge and curiosity have always been priorities for me. At my age, I am often asked, ‘Why are you still a student?’ My answer is, ‘Why not?’”

Visitors welcome

Visitors and prospective members are invited to visit an OLLI class and learn more about lifelong learning. Course schedules vary by location, please view the current semester’s catalog and day-by-day schedules for an overview of the current semester’s OLLI offerings in Kent and Sussex Counties. Please contact us for details about visiting. 

Contact us

For more information, contact us at olli-kent-sussex@udel.edu or 302-645-4111, Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

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