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Tuesday On-Campus Schedule

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
12:45 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. (LUNCH)
1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Online Schedule
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
& 1:00 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

Contact UT OLLI

Phone: 512-471-3124

Our Members

UT OLLI DISCOVER welcomes all senior adults who want to engage in lifelong learning in a group setting. With members from every profession and life path, UT OLLI DISCOVER offers a lively forum where our members meet to share interests and cultivate new friendships while expanding their knowledge. Social activities are an integral part of the UT OLLI DISCOVER experience as well, and we believe that having fun is vital to the learning process.

With the support of UT OLLI program staff, UT OLLI DISCOVER members plan, organize and execute the primary mission and functions of the group. A large contingent of members volunteer their time and talents to create an enriching and engaging learning environment.

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Check out the latest newsletter from UT OLLI DISCOVER, or volume 2 number 3 of the Discover Dispatch! Inside, you will find messages from the executive committee members, information about classes, and more! Please note there are some links that can only be accessed as an UT OLLI member in the internal website. 


Instructors include UT Austin faculty, scholars, and local experts, in addition to our own UT OLLI DISCOVER members who have a particular interest in and knowledge of a myriad of topics. Members may hear from a composer, historian, educator, or talk show host. Another week might bring a sommelier, journalist, archeologist, ornithologist, elected official, physician, or entrepreneur. Authors and artists, legislators and coaches, museum curators and chefs, gardeners, and astrophysicists are among the many folks you may meet at UT OLLI DISCOVER.

Recent seminar and lecture topics have included:

  • Circling Central Texas: History, Myths, and Good Tales
  • Into the Vast Unknown: Pacific Ocean Navigators
  • Hot Topics: Critical Issues Facing the US
  • Natural Disasters: Past, Present, and Future
  • Politics: Does Anybody Understand This Mess?
  • There’s More to the Story: Islam and the World Today

Tuesday Seminar and Lecture Schedule

  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
  • 12:45 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. LUNCH
  • 1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

*Livestreamed Schedule 
*Will be recorded

  • Remotely attend a class on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
  • Attend online-exclusive classes offered on Thursdays at: 11:00 a.m.-12:10 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 2:10 p. m.
  • Remotely attend a class on Fridays at 1:00 p.m.-2:10 p.m.
DISCOVER Rolling Announcements Week 2 Winter 2024 session
Click on the image above to view a PDF version of UT OLLI DISCOVER's rolling announcements during Week 2 of Winter 2024 session. A new set is created each week and played on monitors in the building so members can see information on upcoming lectures, seminars and events, as well as general information about the program and committees.


All extracurricular activities are optional and may require an additional, though nominal fee. Independent special-interest groups (SIGs) are sometimes formed by members who decide to meet off-campus and outside the regular program curriculum. Such activities may include touring a museum, trekking through a preserve, or riding a steam train. Members also gather to enjoy dinner and drinks. 

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