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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Denver (DU), in partnership with Regis University is an adult learning membership program that offers inquiring adults, age 50 and "better," the opportunity to pursue lifelong learning in a relaxed, non-competitive atmosphere. Thanks to the generosity of The Bernard Osher Foundation, OLLI at DU in partnership with Regis' site joins a network of more than 120 institutes across the U.S. that are helping older learners find personal fulfillment.


Need more information? Interested in teaching? We have answers to your questions. Contact Marie Friedemann, Regis Site Manager.

Getting Started

Ready to exchange ideas and build on your knowledge in the company of new friends? Opportunities to engage with other lifelong learners are just a few simple steps away.

STEP 1: Visit the OLLI website to purchase an OLLI at DU Annual Membership for $65 and set up your Member Profile. Or, see if you qualify for an Affiliate Membership or a Reciprocal Membership.

STEP 2: Purchase an annual discounted course package. (If you choose not purchase a discounted course package, you may purchase courses for $65 each). Your course package is good for one academic year and provides the lowest per-course cost!

STEP 3: Now you are ready to select and register for your courses!

STEP 4: Check out and receive your confirmation email. 

See Detailed Instructions for Getting Started

Members of the OLLI at DU Regis site also receive library privileges and a library card for Dayton Memorial Library on Regis University's Northwest Denver campus.

Regis University Northwest Denver campus

Regis University's Northwest Denver and Thornton campuses are partner sites hosting online and in-person courses for the OLLI at DU membership program.

Course Offerings

Continue building your knowledge alongside great company in a relaxing environment. Check out the most recent OLLI at DU course catalog to find the class that's right for you!

About OLLI

To join OLLI at DU in partnership with Regis University and connect with like-minded peers who seek enriching educational opportunities, simply register for classes. Become a member of this lifelong learning organization today.

Annual Membership Benefits:

  • Access to registration for online and in-person courses (pay)
  • Free registration for Friday morning STEM webinars (one per week for 21 weeks)
  • Free registration for all Fall Recess, Summer Shorts, and throughout-the-year webinars
  • Free registration in weekday online fitness courses in the OLLI at DU Fit Program (5 per week)
  • Access to member-only events
  • Opportunity to travel through our OLLI at DU Travel Program
  • $10 discount at most DU Newman Center for the Performing Arts productions
  • $40/month membership at DU Coors Fitness Center with free parking
  • Access to both the DU and Regis libraries
  • Access to OLLI at CSU membership through a reciprocal arrangement.
Who are OLLI members?

Our members come from diverse backgrounds and professions and share the desire to stay intellectually active and engaged. No one is a stranger for long at OLLI because everyone who joins has the same desire to learn and share expertise in the company of peers.

When are classes held?

Lifelong learning through OLLI meets for three eight-week terms during the year. The fall, winter and spring terms. Classes meet weekly for two hours either in the morning or afternoon for four, six or eight-week periods.

What does OLLI offer?

Classes cover academic subjects in history, music, political science, writing, literature, philosophy, science, religion, global issues and more. Workshops and seminars expand the OLLI academic curriculum for adults. OLLI sites around the Denver metro area offer classes where members participate in interactive learning.

How are classes taught?

Most discussion classes are facilitated by OLLI members who have professional knowledge of, or scholarly interest in, a subject. Some are lecture classes and are taught by retired faculty members, community and civic leaders and independent scholars. Courses may be facilitated in person or offered virtually via Zoom.