Welcome to OLLI

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at The University of Alabama offers a wide variety of intellectually stimulating, non-credit courses and learning opportunities designed for people “50 and better”. There are no tests and no grades! It is learning solely for the joy of learning. We are a membership program where, in addition to educational offerings, members can enjoy travel opportunities, socials and local events that builds a sense of community and camaraderie among participants. Our educational offerings change each semester, so there is always something new and interesting across a wide range of topics; all for a minimal semester fee! For more information, review our current semester courses (PDF).

OLLI also offers “bonus” programs that are free and open to the public throughout the year. For more information, or to sign up for any OLLI offerings,  call (205) 348-6482.

OLLI Spring Kick-off Events

All Birmingham Members and Friends
Monday, January 10, 2022
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

You are invited to the OLLI Spring 2022 Registration & Coffee 

Location: Riverchase Room, Riverchase United Methodist Church
1953 Old Montgomery Highway, Hoover, AL 35244

The Seasoned Performers of Red Mountain Theatre will present Cinderella’s Prince: Beyond Happily Ever After. OLLI experts will help you select your spring courses and events.

There will be door prizes, food, and fellowship.

Appropriate COVID protocol will be followed.


All Tuscaloosa Members and Friends
Save the Date! Thursday, January 13, 2022
3:00 – 5:00 PM

Spring Kickoff Event 

Location: Bryant Conference Center

Parking will be accessible and available in the parking deck beside the Bryant Conference Center. There is so much information to share at this event, that the committee decided to plan the event a little differently. From the words of John Ryba, “It is Speed Dating, OLLI Style.” Come get to know your instructors and field trip leaders. Bring your friends!

There will be several drawings at this program for those new people and those that bring them. And of course, there will be refreshments.


All Gadsden Members and Friends
Save the Date! Thursday, January 6, 2022
4:00 – 6:00 PM

Spring Kickoff Event 

Location:  Gadsden, AL

Do not miss this opportunity to learn about the OLLI program, enjoy some refreshments, win a door prize and, be edutained.

Richard Rhone will lecture at 5:00 p.m. “The Day Washington Saves the Country.” You do not want to miss this sneak peek into the type of classes that OLLI has to offer.

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