Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Miami

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 


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Registration Instructions »   Summer 2020 Catalog  »

Due to the global pandemic, ALL Summer 1 and 2 classes at OLLI @UM will be taught virtually, (via Zoom).  Registration begins on Monday, April 13th. Registration instructions are online at www.continue.miami.edu/olli. Remember: You can register for BOTH Summer 1 and Summer 2 classes at the same time.


Registration will be as follows: 

  • NO in-person registration available

  • Online Registration: opens at 9:00 a.m., Monday, April 13, 2020 (available 24/7)

  • Phone Registration: available ONLY from 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Monday, April 13, Tuesday, April 14 and Wednesday, April 15 Please call: (786) 475-8203 OR (305) (305) 859-1678.

  • NO phone registration will be available after April 15th


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 Life Long Learing Institute 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 OLLI@UM, 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 their respective 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.

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

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

Course Evaluations »

Your feedback on your OLLI@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@UM courses.

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Many of our instructors and class facilitators are volunteers! If you are a prospective instructor or facilitator interested in volunteering to teach a course or lead a club, please fill out our <a href="https://umiami.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4ScsEEec


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