UT OLLI FORUM

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UT OLLI FORUM

Friday On-Campus Schedule

9:30 -10:40 am
11:00 am - 12:10 pm
1:00 - 2:10 pm

Thursday Online Schedule

9:30 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
2:40 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Contact UT OLLI

Email: utolli@austin.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-3124

Our Members

UT OLLI FORUM is a member-directed program comprised of members who enjoy lifelong learning on the UT Austin campus. The diverse backgrounds and varied life experiences that our members bring from their professions, travel, volunteer work and communities enrich our program offerings, discussions, and friendships. Our seminars and lectures are planned and directed by volunteer committees of UT OLLI FORUM members with the support of UT OLLI program staff.

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An album of events and activities by UT OLLI FORUM this past 2021-22 program year! Click the image above to see in full.

Curriculum

UT OLLI FORUM offers three six-week sessions each year that meet on Fridays from 9:30 a.m. ‒ 2:10 p.m. CT from September to May.

Seminars

The Seminar Committee works to create six seminars for each session drawn from members’ interests. During registration, members sign up for in-depth seminars on such diverse subjects as history, religion, health, science, and public affairs.

Friday Seminar and Lecture Schedule

  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.

*Thursday Livestreamed Schedule
*Will be recorded

  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
  • 11:00 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:10 p. m.
  • 2:40 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Recent seminar and lecture topics have included:

  • Exploring the Skies: Astronomy Today
  • Shakespeare’s Infinite Variety
  • Reel Horror – The History of Horror from Dracula to Get Out
  • What's Up Doc? Perspectives on Medicine Today and Tomorrow

Extras

FORUM members enjoy stimulating social interaction as much as they do intellectual stimulation. All extracurricular activities are optional and require an additional, though nominal, cost.

Events

Under the banner “More Than Just a Classroom Experience,” members gather at a variety of social activities throughout the year. Tours, field trips, and shows are open to all for a nominal cost. An end-of-session social is scheduled every six weeks as a way to thank our Seminar and Lecture Speakers and the UT OLLI program staff. Events over the years have included:

  • A field trip to San Antonio focusing on the King William District
  • An evening at Esther’s Follies
  • A field trip to Longhorn Caverns and Enchanted Rock
  • A tour of Austin City Limits

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

A variety of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) exist for all. The groups, which meet off-campus, reflect members’ interests and include book clubs, dinner groups, and Wine after UT OLLI FORUM. The dinner groups meet in the north, central, and south Austin areas to make it convenient for everyone.

Additional Information

UT OLLI FORUM membership fees are paid annually and include all costs and assessments except for optional excursions and social functions.

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February 2020 tour of Blue Bell Creameries in Brenham, TX

UT FORUM members

Celebrating UT OLLI FORUM’s 10th Anniversary at The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Field trip to Longhorn Caverns and Enchanted Rock

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A cellist from the university's Butler School of Music perform live in the classroom for UT OLLI FORUM members