• The OLLI Central Fall class catalog will be posted to this site on

      August 6th.  The Register button below will be active on that date.

    • Sample Registration

      Sample for online registration see below



  • 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 

      SUMMER Office Hours:

      Tuesday thru Thursday: 10:00am to 2pm

      Closed Monday and Friday

  • Membership fee

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

  • Weather Closure Announcements

    • Classes at all Central locations:  all OLLI Central classes will be cancelled if the Denver Public Schools (DPS) 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, the greeting at the OLLI office, 303-871-3090, will be changed by 8am to announce whether classes will be held or not or check this website.

  • Photos

    • Mid-day Morsels - March 1st
      Mid-day Morsels - March 1st
    • Dick Wisott and Barbe Ratcliffe at the Central Facilitator dinner
      Dick Wisott and Barbe Ratcliffe at the 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.
    • International Symposium 12-2-15.jpg
      International Symposium 12-2-15.jpg
    • Snowshoe group
      Snowshoe group
  • OLLI Central Planning - Mark the Dates!

    • June 19 - Summer Seminars begin (see Summer Seminar tab at top)

      Aug. 6 - Fall Term catalog posted to this website

      Aug 17 - Fall registration First draw

      Sept. 17 - Fall term begins


  • Where Do I Find?

      • Central Online Registration/Catalog/Registration Form, See Home Tab at Top
      • Central Class lists and Syllabi see tab with same name at top
      • Annual Report, See Report Tab at top
      • 2020 Report, See Report Tab at top
      • Member Card Discounts, See Member Benefits tab at top
      • For upcoming special events and activities, See Events Tab.
      • Links to all OLLI catalogs See OLLI Catalogs 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 120 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

    • Link to OLLI West Portfolio Page


      Susan Schmetzer, susanolliwest@gmail.com

    • Link to OLLI South Portfolio Page


      Jenny Fortenberry, ollisouth@gmail.com, 720-339-1379

    • Link to OLLI On-Campus Portfolio Page


      Joanne Ihrig, joanne.ihrig@du.edu


    • Link to OLLI East Portfolio Page


      Paul Simon, paul.simon@du.edu


    • Chancellor lunch
      Chancellor lunch
    • Chancellor lunch
      Chancellor lunch
    • Chancellor Chopp
      Chancellor Chopp
    • Vonnie Wheeler Retirement Party
      Vonnie Wheeler Retirement Party

This portfolio last updated: 12-Jul-2018 10:28 AM