OLLI membership is open to men and women 50 years of age or older and to members’ spouses or partners at any age. The only requirements are a modest membership fee and an interest in learning.
Members join OLLI for one or two semesters at a time, and then register for up to five lifelong learning courses each semester, and unlimited extracurricular activities.
We welcome you whether your formal education ended early in life or you have acquired advanced degrees. An interest in learning is all that is required. The program functions as a learning cooperative, and members support its objectives through their efforts and participation.
By paying the membership fee, one becomes part of the program and may enjoy the many benefits of membership.
This program operates as a learning cooperative. All volunteers, including instructors, must be members of the program and serve in a variety of areas, such as instruction, council, reception/information, duplicating, audiovisual, outreach, art, and social activities. Members who serve as instructors, on committees, and in a variety of other roles are supported in their efforts by other members and staff. Members who would like to serve in a specific area or explore the idea of teaching a course may express their interest by contacting a program staff member. Lifelong learning instructors are volunteers who are willing to teach and share their knowledge. Their opinions or perspectives are their own and not the opinions or positions of the program or of the University of Delaware.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a program of the Division of Professional and Continuing Studies of the University of Delaware. All members must comply with University policies and procedures, including those which prohibit sexual harassment and disruptive behavior. The University of Delaware reserves the right to refuse for good and sufficient reasons enrollment of any applicant and/or member. Except for specifically designated activities, individuals or groups are not permitted to conduct sales or solicitations on campus.