Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Gift certificates available

Give the gift of lifelong learning

Learning for the fun of it—for yourself, a friend or a family member

Join your future friends who are already enjoying the social and educational benefits of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Delaware. Affectionately nicknamed “OLLI,” the program offers educational, cultural and personal enrichment opportunities like …

  • Building new friendships
  • Enjoying learning and social opportunities
  • Living life to the fullest after retirement
  • Being part of a larger community of people with similar interests

OLLI is open to adults aged 50+ to take and teach classes together, with course offerings determined by member interest, as well as the passions and expertise of the dedicated volunteer member-instructors.

Gift certificate memberships make thoughtful gifts for retirements, birthdays, anniversaries and holidays.


The University of Delaware is proud of its history as one of the earliest and largest lifelong learning programs in the country, hosting Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) programs Bridgeville, Dover, Lewes, Ocean View and Wilmington.

More than 900 courses are offered each year, with no grades or exams and no educational prerequisites! Classes include art, history, languages, literature, science and much more.

Learn more about these OLLI locations—