Courses and Course Guide

OLLI offers approximately 300 courses each year in many different areas such as history, art and architecture, science, business/economics/finance, and world cultures, just to name a few. Courses typically meet once per week for eight weeks in the fall and spring, six weeks in the winter, and four weeks in the summer, unless otherwise indicated in Insights. You must be an OLLI member to register for courses.

Where is the current Course Guide?

The current Course Guide is available online only to current members. Why? To help ensure that only dues-paying OLLI members attend OLLI courses.

Where are back Issues of Insights and Course Guides?

Past issues are available to both members and nonmembers. For more information on past courses and past issues of Insights, the OLLI newsletter/course catalog, click here: Insights and Course Guides.

How do we enroll in classes?

OLLI utilizes the Course Allocation Model for registration, not “first come, first served.” Members first “request” courses. Next an algorithm, or “allocation," is run on courses with more requests than seats. Then members are notified of the courses in which they are enrolled. Finally, members may elect to enroll in more courses for which there is available seating. See the chart below for an overview of the Allocation model. For more information and written instructions, click here or watch the tutorial on our homepage.

Course Allocation Model

Suggest a course or course leader

Members generate many of the course ideas and suggest a number of course leaders for new OLLI courses we offer each year. If you know someone you believe would be a wonderful course leader, have an idea for a course, or would like to lead a course, please click on the link below and complete the associated form. When you submit your form, it will go directly to the executive director and the Curriculum Committee.

Suggest a Course/Course Leader