UT OLLI is taking membership applications for the upcoming 2020-2021 program year!
The Thompson Conference Center is closed until further notice. Contact UT OLLI staff at (512) 471-3124 or utolli@austin.utexas.edu.
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Engage Your Mind, Enrich Your Life

GOOD NEWS: Engaging, thought provoking and exciting UT OLLI lectures and seminars will be available online for the 2020-2021 program year! 

We are offering two ways for you to participate:

  1. Attend live webinars via a video-conferencing platform in which you can submit questions to the speaker that are answered in real-time.
  2. Watch video recordings of the presentations that will be available on-demand to view at your leisure.

    Our members are our priority. On campus opportunities will be announced when we are able to safely return.

    Our next upcoming Fall 2020 session dates are as follows:

    Start: Monday, September 28, 2020
    End: Friday, November 6, 2020

    Compare Programs

    Program Annual Membership Fee Schedule Seminars Lectures
    UT OLLI SAGE $325 Monday Choose from 2-3 simultaneous seminars each week at 9:30AM, 11:00AM, 1:00PM, and 2:30PM. One half-day lecture before the start of each six week session.
    UT OLLI LAMP $325 Tuesday, Thursday Fall 2019, 6-weeks seminar at 10:45AM on Thursdays. Lecture at 9:15AM and 10:45AM each day.
    UT OLLI NOVA $315 Wednesday Choose from 3 seminars at 9:30AM and again at 11:00AM each week. 1 lecture each week at 1:00PM.
    UT OLLI QUEST $325 Tuesday, Thursday On Thursdays, choose from 3 seminars at 1:00PM and again at 2:45PM. On Tuesdays, lecture at 1:00PM and at 2:45PM.


    $310 Friday Choose from 3 seminars at 9:30AM and again at 11:00AM each week. 1 lecture each week at 1:15PM.



    Join UT OLLI SCHOLARS to expand your Seminar/Lecture options! You may choose from any program any day, any time (pending availability).

    *Due to the present circumstance, this membership has a special reduced rate while on-campus opportunities are pending. In the event seminars and lectures exclusive to individual programs become available, UT OLLI SCHOLARS members may choose to pay the remaining price difference (of $275) to remain in UT OLLI SCHOLARS or select one of the other 5 existing programs to join at no additional cost.

    Please click on the program names for more information including: session dates and catalog/schedules. 

    How to join UT OLLI?


    Sign up for the prospective member list

    Join the prospective member list to receive an invitation to enroll in one of the five UT OLLI programs when registration is open to new members.


    Receive registration information

    Important information will be sent to you about how to obtain a UT EID, set your password and enroll.


    Choosing the right program

    The five UT OLLI programs are different in three ways: annual membership fees, time and day classes meet and the ratio of single lecture offerings compared to six-week seminars. View the table above for more details.

    Give the gift of OLLI!

    Give your loved one an annual membership to UT OLLI-- now with pro-rated options for the online Spring 2020 session. A personalized card is mailed and customized to your reason for celebrating. Call us at 512.471.3124 for more information!


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    Lectures vs. Seminars

    A lecture is a one-time event on a topic of general interest given by one or several speakers. There is typically a 15-minute question and answer period at the end of each lecture.

    A seminar is a course that meets weekly for six consecutive weeks. Seminars can have either a single speaker or multiple speakers who present on a single theme for the entire seminar series.