• Spring Online Term Planned!

  • Check out portfolio.du.edu/ollionline.  OLLI at DU is developing an online set of courses to be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursday beginning April 21. These courses will follow the OLLI structure, with classes offered at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. All registration will take place online, with online catalogs available April 5. Space in all classes will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, with no wait lists.

    The registration and catalog links will be emailed to all OLLI at DU members on April 5.



  • Spring 2020 Term Cancelled

  • OLLI Central - Contact Information

  • Do you have questions?

    Email Debbie Loftin, Administrative Assistant, debra.loftin@du.edu or
    call the OLLI office, 303-871-3090
    John Baumgartner, Central Site Manager, john.baumgartner@du.edu
    Darcey Van Wagner, Central Operations Manager, darcey.vanwagner@du.edu 


    OLLI Office is located at:

    University College at the University of Denver

    2211 South Josephine St 

    Denver, CO 80208 

    We are temporarily working remotely and the office is closed.

  • Membership fee

  • OLLI members may participate in as many classes as desired at any of the six OLLI sites - Central, West, South, OLLI On-Campus, East and Boulder (contingent upon space availability) for $130 per term.  OLLI has three terms per academic year: Fall, Winter, and Spring.

  • Weather Closure Announcements

  • Classes at Central locations:  Classes at First Universalist Church and Park Hill United Methodist Church will be cancelled if the Denver Public Schools (DPS) are closed.  Classes at First Plymouth Church will be cancelled if the Cherry Creek Schools are closed.  Classes at Ruffatto Hall on the DU Campus will be closed if DPS and/or DU are closed.

    Late Start: If the school district announces a late start, classes will be held as usual.

    Inservice Days: If the school district is closed for inservice during a snow day, there would be no announcement on the news.  In that event, check this website.

  • Photos

  • Mid-day Morsels - September 26 with Gregory Hobbs
    Mid-day Morsels - September 26 with Gregory Hobbs
  • Dick Wisott and Barbe Ratcliffe at the 2018 Central Facilitator dinner
    Dick Wisott and Barbe Ratcliffe at the 2018 Central Facilitator dinner
  • Michael Bender, former Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, answers audience questions at the Oct. 14 Hot Topics Luncheon.
    Michael Bender, former Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, answers audience questions at the Oct. 14 Hot Topics Luncheon.
  • OLLI Central Planning - Mark the Dates!

  • Aug. 3 - Fall catalog posted to this site and registration opens

    Aug. 14 - Fall open request period ends

    Sept. 14 - Fall term begins

    Nov. 6 - Fall term ends

  • Where Do I Find?

    • Central Online Registration/Catalog/Registration Form, See Home Tab at Top
    • Central Classes and Syllabi see tab with same name at top
    • Member Card Discounts, See Member Benefits tab at top
    • For upcoming special events and activities, See Events Tab.
    • Special opportunities for OLLI members  See Member Opportunities tab.
    • Annual Report, See Report Tab at top
    • 2025 Report, See Report Tab at top
  • OLLI Emails

  • About the Osher Foundation

  • The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Denver is a membership program designed for men and women age 50 and over, who wish to pursue lifelong learning in a relaxed non-competitive atmosphere.  There are no tests, no grades, no academic requirements - just a desire for learning and a penchant to be curious.

    Thanks to the generosity of the The Bernard Osher Foundation, OLLI at the University of Denver joins a network of 124 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes across the United States that are meeting the needs of older learners who want to learn simply for the joy of learning and personal fulfillment.

    Read more: www.osherfoundation.org.

    OLLI needs believers like Bernard Osher. The development and delivery of quality educational programs for 50+ adults is important for sustaining quality of life and healthy minds. If you would like to help fund scholarships, programming or our research, please contact us at our office, 303-871-3090.

  • OLLI West, OLLI South, OLLI on Campus, OLLI East, OLLI Boulder

  • Link to OLLI West Portfolio Page


    Susan Schmetzer, susanolliwest@gmail.com

  • Link to OLLI South Portfolio Page


    Connie Dawson, ollisouth@gmail.com, 303-638-3388

  • Link to OLLI On-Campus Portfolio Page


    Joanne Ihrig, joanne.ihrig@du.edu, 303-748-8682

    Jacqueline Wyant, jacqueline.wyant@du.edu, 610-248-7962

  • Link to OLLI East Portfolio Page


    Paul Simon, paul.simon@du.edu


  • Link to OLLI Boulder Portfolio Page


    Barbara Darling, barbara.darling@du.edu


  • Chancellor lunch
    Chancellor lunch
  • Snowshoe group
    Snowshoe group

This portfolio last updated: 27-Mar-2020 1:22 PM