UMass Boston

Courses & Programs

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Curiosity never retires! You may workout and eat right to keep your body healthy, but what about your mind? Well, here are some opportunities to keep your brain as fit and active as your body. Take a moment and learn more about the different programs we offer our members. Lifelong learning occurs through a variety of means and methods, and OLLI at UMass Boston has several to offer you! Ready to join? Review our membership levels and benefits, complete the OLLI Spring 2024 Membership Form, and send it back along with payment to the OLLI Office.

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Spring 2024 Course Catalog     Spring courses with seats still available

OLLI courses are typically 5-6 weeks long and meet once a week for 90 minutes. They are taught by a variety of professionals, experts, and enthusiasts! Courses explore a wide-range of topics and are offered both in-person and online via Zoom.  Our spring semester will begin mid-March with the spring course catalog available in early January. Only those who join at the full membership level are eligible to request and register for courses.

OLLI Talks

OLLI Talks are one-time presentations or workshops held usually around the lunch hour. Like our courses, OLLI Talks cover a wide-range of topics and areas.

Walking Tours

Walking tours consist of a well-researched tour of a neighborhood or location in and around Boston and the south shore. Tour groups typically consist of no more that 15 members. Members must provide their own transportation to the tour's starting spot.

Theatre Outings

OLLI members enjoy discounted tickets to select theatre performances in the Boston area. The Theatre Committee works with various production companies to select shows and dates for OLLI to attend as a group.


Members enjoy fun and educational day trips as well as overnight travel opportunities (both domestic and international). Working with local attractions and travel agencies, OLLI volunteers put together trip itineraries and promote them to the wider membership. 

Special Events

Author talks, DE&I programs, summer and winter events, fundraisers, and other programs are offered throughout the year.

Shared Interest Groups

Our social groups 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. Take a look at our current active ones!