Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

About OLLI

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!

OLLI membership is open to men and women 50+ and to members’ spouses or partners at any age. Whether your formal education ended early in life or includes advanced degrees, we welcome you. An interest in learning is all that is required. Registration forms are at the back of this catalog and online. The membership fee is $175 for the spring semester. Partial scholarships are available.

History

OLLI Lewes was originally established as the Southern Delaware Academy of Lifelong Learning in 1989. In 2010, the Academy received endowment support from the Bernard Osher Foundation. In recognition of that support, we joined similar organizations in 49 other states and became the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Delaware in Lewes/Ocean View.