Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Maps & Directions

Membership

French Class at OLLI, UMass Boston

Learn, explore, connect, and enjoy . . . a world of learning awaits you through OLLI.

To join, fill out the Membership Form and mail it in to the OLLI office (address is on the form). You can also fax this form to 617.287.7076, if you are paying by credit card.

Whether you are working, retired, or semi-retired, you can be a part of OLLI. No previous college experience needed to get involved – just a desire to learn. With OLLI, your life experience is what counts. OLLI membership entitles you to numerous benefits (see below). Thanks to the generosity of donors, a limited number of scholarships are available.

Why join OLLI?

  • Be part of an organization designed specifically to meet your educational interests.
  • Expand understanding about arts, humanities, science, and current events.
  • Experience lively discussions and share what you have learned with others.
  • Enjoy the unique learning opportunities of a culturally vibrant university
  • Explore the world through guided travel experiences.
  • Build friendships with OLLI members.
  • Add life to your years by staying active and exercising your mind!
Membership Level Benefits Annual Cost
Full
  • Register for up to three OLLI courses per semester depending on course availability at no extra charge. (Additional course requests will be considered if space remains available).
  • Register for as many OLLI Brown Bag presentations as you wish at no extra cost.
  • Attend OLLI social activities and take trips to museums, theatre, and domestic and international travels at discounted group rates.
  • Receive OLLI catalogs, notice of Brown Bags and other events, newsletters, and information about lectures and special events on campus.
  • Student ID eligible with benefits such as JFK library and museum admission, Healey library access, UMass athletic facilities including swim pool, computer lab access, no cafeteria meal tax, and free weekly University Boston Harbor Cruise during the summer
  • Enjoy a free subscription to the Mango Language program. Mango offers the opportunity to learn up to 50 languages on your own using your computer or mobile devices.

$195 per person


$365 for two living in same household

Associate
  • Register for as many OLLI Brown Bag presentations as you wish at no extra cost
  • Opportunity to attend social activities and trip on a space-available basis
  • Receive OLLI catalogs, notice of Brown Bags and other events, newsletters, and information about lectures and special events on campus

NOTE: Are not eligible to obtain UMass Boston student ID cards and access to Mango Language program or to take OLLI courses. 

$65 per person

Sample Lectures

Check out some sample lectures given in the OLLI program at UMass Boston. Read More 

Course Catalog

Get the latest in OLLI offerings for life enrichment opportunities for older adults. (PDF) Read More 

Special Interest Groups

Each group is different depending on its focus, and all provide interesting lifelong learning opportunities as well as fun social experiences. Read More