UT OLLI SAGE
Monday On-Campus 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.
2:30 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. – 12:10 p.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.
UT OLLI SAGE (Seminars for Adult Growth and Enrichment) members represent a broad spectrum of adult professionals, homemakers, and community volunteers who want to pursue lifelong learning opportunities in a university environment. Some have advanced degrees; some have never been inside a college classroom. Their life experiences immeasurably enrich the program curriculum and invite lively social interaction and intellectual exchanges. At UT OLLI SAGE we like to call it, “having serious fun.”
Ours is a member-planned and member-facilitated program. Members volunteer to serve on various committees charged with planning our regularly scheduled enrichment programs, seminars, socials, and field trips. Committee members work closely with the UT OLLI program staff to ensure that everything runs smoothly.
UT OLLI SAGE offers three six-week sessions each year that meet on Mondays from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Instructors include UT Austin academics, scholars, and local experts offering in-depth knowledge and expertise in a broad range of subjects.
Monday Seminar 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.
- 2:30 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
*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.
Before the start of each session, members sign up for seminars on subjects covering a wide range of topics from art, music, religion, and literature to history, science, technology, and current events. Recent seminar topics have included:
- Dr. Zhivago and A Gentleman In Moscow: Literary and Historical Perspectives
- Islam in the World Today
- Great Art Museums of the World
- Reconciling Environment, Energy, and Economics
- An American Family's Participation in the Creation of the Great State of Texas
All extracurricular activities are optional and require an additional, though nominal, cost. Independent special-interest groups (SIGs) are sometimes formed by members who decide to meet off-campus and outside the regular program curriculum.
Session Opener - the UT OLLI SAGE Enrichment Program
Before the start of each six-week session, UT OLLI SAGE members are invited to attend a half-day enrichment program featuring guest speakers and discussion panels. Recent enrichment programs have explored:
- Exciting Science from the Inside Out
- Unpacking the Archive: The Work of the Harry Ransom Center
- Cold War, Conspiracy and the Making of The Manchurian Candidate
- Silent Night, the WWI 1914 Christmas Truce
Optional Excursions and Meetups
Two one-day field trips are offered each year, and three end-of-session socials are open to all UT OLLI SAGE members.
UT OLLI SAGE membership fees are paid annually and include all costs and assessments except optional excursions and meetups.
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An article published in February 2021 issue "Neighbors of Westlake" magazine that features UT OLLI
Celebrating UT OLLI SAGE's 20th Anniversary
Field trip to the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, TX
Panel speakers at the Winter 2019 UT OLLI SAGE Enrichment lecture in collaboration with Austin Opera