Why not take a class on Aging and Spirituality, the Archeology of Ancient Cities, or Women and War. Or try something a bit lighter like the Life and Music of Elvis Presley or a class on how to better use your iPhone for taking great photos! These are just a few of the 145 classes you can take at OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) at DU. OLLI is Denver’s go-to place for adult education. The Winter Term starts on Monday, January 9, 2023, and goes through March.
OLLI’s revival of in-person courses at its seven Metro Denver campuses complements more than one hundred live Zoom offerings and a new recorded library of webinars. Sign up soon to reserve your spot for Winter Term classes. http://portfolio.du.edu/olli
FAQs for OLLI at DU
How many terms? 3 terms: Fall, Winter and Spring
How long are courses? Courses run for 1-3 hours, once a week, for 1-8 weeks per term.
What happens between terms or during the summer? Special events such as Speaker Series may take place during or between terms, or on occasion in the summer. And when there is a pandemic many sites offer activities and field trips.
Who teaches the courses? Most are facilitated by OLLI members who may have a passion for or professional knowledge in the subjects they teach. Some are taught by retired faculty members, community and civic leaders and independent scholars. Others may take place at a museum, artist’s studio, or a theater where the resident professional teaches the course.
How much does it cost?
OLLI at DU offers four types of membership:
- ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP (only available in the fall): The fee is $400 per year for unlimited in-person and online courses during the fall, winter and spring terms so long as space is available. The annual membership also includes registration for the four Fall Recess webinars and ten Summer Shorts webinars (currently $15/webinar), access to the new OLLI at DU recordings library, and discounts to local area restaurants, museums, and events.
- TERM MEMBERSHIP: The fee is $140 per term for unlimited courses (in-person and online) as long as space is available. Membership also includes discounts to local area restaurants, museums, and events.
- INTRODUCTORY MEMBERSHIP: The fee is $50 which allows access to registration for one 8-week or less
course of the member’s choice. This is only available for first time OLLI at DU members. If you don’t have an OLLI at DU ProClass registration account, the system will know that you are new and allow you to register for one course.
- FACILITATOR MEMBERSHIP: OLLI at DU provides a free membership to those members who are facilitating a course during the term they are teaching.