The University of Texas at Austin Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (UT OLLI) is where curious adults can enjoy classes in a relaxed community of friends among leading scholars and experts who share an interest in exploring fascinating areas of knowledge and traditional disciplines.

Members come from all walks of life and bring a lifetime of experiences to the classroom. Programming is uniquely developed and driven by member interests as a way to enhance collaboration and program engagement.

Benefits of being part of this community:

annual membership

Annual membership includes three six-weeks sessions (Fall, Winter, & Spring) and an option to participate in Summer programming.

extra-curricular activities

Membership offers additional opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities that include volunteering, field trips and social gatherings featuring noted authors, musicians, scholars, and industry experts.

five programs

UT OLLI is comprised of five programs to accommodate any busy schedule.

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curriculum offerings

Each program boasts curriculum offerings that are academic in nature and cover an extensive range of subject areas including: fine arts, science and technology, history, business, public and lifestyle.

Thanks to the generosity of the Bernard Osher Foundation, OLLI at The University of Texas at Austin joins a network of more than 120 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes across the United States. The Osher Foundation was founded in 1977 by Bernard Osher a respected businessman and community leader. The Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life through support of higher education and the arts for learners 50 and 'better' who wish to pursue lifelong scholarship and community engagement.