Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Oklahoma


Evans Hall at the University of Oklahoma

Bring your friends and join us for MemberMania!

OLLI at OU is working toward a membership goal of 1,000 in order to receive a second million dollar endowment from The Bernard Osher Foundation.  We invite you to attend this special event and bring a friend.

We will serve wine and light hors d’oeuvres, and some of OLLI’s most popular teachers will give previews of upcoming classes.

Wednesday- August 13, 2014
From 4pm to 6pm

OCCE Forum Building
1704 Asp Avenue
Norman, OK

Scheduled to Speak

Kathryn Jenson White
Professor Emerita, University of Oklahoma
Film 2014: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

David Ray
Dean, Honors College
The 2016 Presidential Election and the Next America

Ralph Doty
Professor Emeritus, University of Oklahoma
The Glory That Was Greece

Ken Johnson
Geologist Emeritus, Oklahoma Geological Survey
Panama Canal: Where, How, When, Who, Why, and What?

Chris Elliott
Director of OLLI at OU

RSVP today by emailing Chris Elliott at celliott@ou.edu or calling the OLLI Office at 405-325-3488.

Life is Learning

Are you curious about unique subjects and love to learn? Our goal is to create an innovative learning environment that fosters learning through socialization of members and classroom discussion.

We provide noncredit courses that are challenging and fun to take.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Oklahoma is dedicated to promoting lifelong learning and personal growth of older adults, age 50+, through a variety of noncredit courses. Our courses range from one-time offerings such as Mornings with the Professor to longer, more specific courses like Senior Seminars.

Membership Matters

OLLI at OU has met the 500-member goal established by The Bernard Osher Foundation and we are one of the endowed Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes. We must continue to have a robust membership in order to offer as many quality programs as possible. Annual membership is $40 and is valid July 1-June 30.

All participants are required to become members of OLLI. For more information about membership, or to start your membership, visit our Membership area.

The Erna Jona MacDonnell Scholarship Fund has been established to provide OLLI at OU Memberships to age 50+ learners so that they may enroll in OLLI at OU courses. The scholarship is need-based and awards are dedicated by committee. Those interested in applying for the scholarship should fill out the Scholarship Application found below.

The Erna Jona MacDonnell Scholarship Application

Mornings with the Professor

bookcoffeeglassesMeeting most Tuesday mornings throughout the fall and spring semesters, each Mornings with the Professor session provides participants an engaging glance at a variety of enlightening and amusing subjects.  Presentations range from witty and fun to controversial issues facing the world today.

OU Book Club

This special program has been one of OLLI at OU’s most popular courses. Offered October – May, each session will bring a new book with one of OU’s top faculty members.

Senior Seminars

Senior Seminars are short courses offered during all three OU semesters – fall, spring, and summer. Each course is four to six weeks long and the topics change each semester. There are no exams or papers to write.


Elderlearn provides a one-day, intensive focus on a specific topic. Held on the OU Norman campus, this special program is one of OLLI at OU’s longest running and offers adult learners a spectacular view of the world around us.