Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Miami

Welcome to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Miami (OLLI @ UM). An association of community members aged 50 and older seeking intellectual enrichment.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Open House

January 7, 2019 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Meet members and instructors. New members who attend will receive $5 off their OLLI membership.



Fall 1: September 4 – October 15
Fall 2: October 29 - December 14

The best way to secure your seat in a class is to register yourself online. Classes will fill up, so registering yourself online is the best way to secure your seat. However, you can also contact our office to register!

OLLI at UM is on the Coral Gables University of Miami campus. We are located in Lau Founders Hall, 1550 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables, FL  33146.

Register for your classes directly online.

Stop by our office and complete a request for registration form. Drop off your Request for Registration Form at the OLLI Office during our business hours (9:00am to 4:00pm Monday thru Friday).

Register by phone. For registration information, please call 305-284-6554 or 305-284-4727.


Fall 1 September 4 - October 15

Fall 2 October 29 - December 14

You may submit a web inquiry by clicking here or e-mail osher@miami.edu


Learning for the sake of learning enriches one's life, hones the mind and builds bonds between new and old friends that can last a lifetime. At the University of Miami, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) provides a relaxed learning environment for those over the age of 50 who share a common understanding that life should be filled with continual intellectual growth and exploration.

Founded in 1984 as the Institute for Retired Professionals, OLLI offers members an ongoing menu of programs such as languages, history, literature, the arts, current events and world affairs, to name just a few. With expert instructors, including UM faculty, courses are designed for students aged 50 and over, high-level and high-interest, without being high-stress.

At the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Miami, you'll find a world of new experiences with a changing catalog of courses that will be sure to interest you. But, beyond the program's rich offerings, you'll find a community of new friends from fascinating backgrounds, each on his or her own quest to continue to enrich understanding of the world around them.

Take the next step on your journey through lifelong learning. Join us at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Miami today.

Benefits of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Membership

  • Eligible to register and enroll in courses at our Coral Gables location (tuition fees required)
  • Eligible to audit University classes (must pay an additional fee - requests processed through the OLLI office)
  • Access to the University Library System with check-out privileges at the Richter Library (Coral Gables campus)
  • General admission to the Lowe Art Museum
  • Special pricing on field trips and OLLI luncheons (event fee required)
  • Participation in OLLI clubs & noon-hour groups
  • Invitations to University special events
  • Option to purchase an OLLI member UM parking permit (additional fee payable at UM Parking Office)
  • A lively and stimulating group of fellow lifelong learners who share your interests

OLLI@UM is: An association of community members seeking intellectual enrichment

Course Evaluations

Course Evaluations »

Your feedback on your OLLI at UM courses is important to us. The Curriculum Committee uses information gathered in aggregate from the course evaluations submitted to us as they plan and make decisions about future class offerings. We thank you for your willingness to evaluate your OLLI at UM courses.

Teach a course

Many of our instructors and class facilitators are volunteers! If you are a prospective instructor interested in volunteering to teach a course, please fill out our Course Proposal Form. We have a 'teach a class, take a class' policy. Our OLLI volunteer instructors can register for an OLLI class tuition-free in exchange for teaching. Join us and teach your passion!

Accommodations policy

OLLI@UM provides reasonable accommodations in its programs in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. To request disability accommodations, please contact the OLLI@UM office at 305-284-6554 as soon as you register and at least two weeks before classes begin. OLLI@UM has portable assistive-listening device

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