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No OLLI Programs Today - February 13

With the closure of the UMass Boston campus today (February 13), all OLLI programs are canceled.

Health and Wellness Nursing Presentations

OLLI is pleased to announce that it will continue the health and wellness presentations created and facilitated by 3rd year nursing students in UMass Boston’s Manning College of Nursing and Health Sciences. This collaborative effort will consist of three distinct series: Wellness, Gender, and Culture. Each of these areas will include three program components: a Zoom presentation, an OLLI Circle (online workshop), and in-person workshop (held at UMass Boston). These three different components will allow folks to learn and interact in different ways to learn the material and information. Check out the health and wellness presentations and register today!

2024 OLLI Spring Term Details

OLLI's spring semester is set to start in mid-March. The Spring 2024 Course Catalog will be mailed out on/around January 9, 2024. View our courses online or log into your OLLI account. Course requests will be due February 20. Email the OLLI office if you wish to receive a paper copy of the catalog at your home mailing address.  Current and immediate past members are already on the catalog mailing list.

Learning for the LOVE of it!

Part of the UMass Boston's Gerontology Institute, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UMass Boston provides lifelong learning, trips, and social activities for those over age 50. OLLI is affiliated with the national network of learning in retirement programs organized by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

Free Winter Programs

Spring 2024 Course Request Now Open!

Zoom screen shot featuring OLLI members in Zoom boxes. Words: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston are at the bottom.

Want to learn more about OLLI at UMass Boston?  Watch our Summer Open House session from August 2023.

There's so much to do at UMass Boston's OLLI...

  • Learn about our variety of programs.  From courses to theatre trips to overnight travel, OLLI at UMass offers several opportunities for older adults to engage and connect with their peers.
  • Mango Languages.  A free subscription to Mango Language is an OLLI membership perk. Learn up to 70 languages on your own time. Current OLLI members can request a username and password from the OLLI office.
  • Social Groups. OLLI's Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) meet outside the normal OLLI class environment to discuss and enjoy mutual interests and hobbies. Each group is different depending on its focus, and all provide interesting lifelong learning opportunities as well as fun social experiences.