olli members in class discussion

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Denver (DU), in partnership with Regis University is an adult learning membership program that offers inquiring adults, age 50 and "better," the opportunity to pursue lifelong learning in a relaxed, non-competitive atmosphere. Thanks to the generosity of The Bernard Osher Foundation, OLLI at DU in partnership with Regis' site joins a network of more than 120 institutes across the U.S. that are helping older learners find personal fulfillment.


Need more information? Interested in teaching? We have answers to your questions. Contact Marie Friedemann, Regis Site Manager.

Course Offerings for Spring 2023

Continue building your knowledge alongside great company in a relaxing environment. The 2023 Spring OLLI at DU course catalog is now available.

Olli course catalog

Getting Started

Ready to exchange ideas and build on your knowledge in the company of new friends? Opportunities to engage with other lifelong learners are just a few simple steps away.


Includes unlimited in-person and online courses, plus discounts at local restaurants, museums and events.

Membership Costs:
Annual $400
Term (Fall, Winter, Spring) $140
Single course (new members only) $50

How Many Terms?
3 terms: Fall, Winter and Spring


Classes, Speaker Series & Webinars

Returning members, log in to your account. New to OLLI? Create an account. After login, select classes.

How much does it cost?
OLLI at DU offers three types of membership:

  1. Annual Membership (only available in the fall): The fee is $400 per year for unlimited in-person and online courses during the fall, winter and spring terms so long as space is available. The annual membership also includes registration for the four Fall Recess webinars and ten Summer Shorts webinars (currently $10/webinar) and discounts to local area restaurants, museums, and events.
  2. Term Membership: The fee is $140 per term for unlimited courses and webinars (in-person and online) during one term as long as space is available. Membership also includes discounts at local area restaurants, museums, and events.
  3. Introductory Membership (for first-time OLLI members only): The $50 fee allows you to register for one 8-week or less course.

OLLI at DU, Regis site members will have library privileges and receive a library card for Dayton Memorial Library at Regis University's Northwest Denver campus.

Regis University Northwest Denver campus

Regis University's Northwest Denver and Thornton campuses are partner sites hosting online and in-person courses for the OLLI at DU membership program.

About OLLI

OLLI Membership

To join the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at DU in partnership with Regis University and start connecting with like-minded peers who seek enriching educational opportunities, simply register for classes. Become a member of this lifelong learning organization, today.

Membership Benefits:

  • Take classes at any or all of the OLLI at DU locations
  • Participate in as many classes, workshops and seminars as desired (space permitting)
  • Enjoy reduced-price participation in OLLI-sponsored events
  • Receive the OLLI newsletter three times per year
  • Get notified about non-advertised DU events (usually at no cost)
  • Receive invitations to social events
  • Get an OLLI membership card that allows participation and discounts at DU and in the community
  • Use the DU library at the Anderson Academic Commons
Who are OLLI members?

Our members come from diverse backgrounds and professions and share the desire to stay intellectually active and engaged. No one is a stranger for long at OLLI because everyone who joins has the same desire to learn and share expertise in the company of peers.

When are classes held?

Lifelong learning through OLLI meets for three eight-week terms during the year. The fall, winter and spring terms. Classes meet weekly for two hours either in the morning or afternoon for four, six or eight-week periods.

What does OLLI offer?

Classes cover academic subjects in history, music, political science, writing, literature, philosophy, science, religion, global issues and more. Workshops and seminars expand the OLLI academic curriculum for adults. OLLI sites around the Denver metro area offer classes where members participate in interactive learning.

How are classes taught?

Most discussion classes are facilitated by OLLI members who have professional knowledge of, or scholarly interest in, a subject. Some are lecture classes and are taught by retired faculty members, community and civic leaders and independent scholars. Courses may be facilitated in person or offered virtually via Zoom.