The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Connecticut invites all adults aged 50+ to register for its first online learning summer session through June 2020.

Since 2007, OLLI at UConn has continued to offer a diverse and expansive range of learning experiences to older adults who want to engage socially and intellectually with their peers as teachers and learners. One of OLLI’s strengths is its ability to bring people together, and it has adapted to the challenges of Covid-19 by bringing people together online. 

Examples of online summer courses include the history and sculpture of Central Park, the inside story on viruses, and an introduction to the performing arts and writing. OLLI also offers orientation sessions and support for those unfamiliar with online learning, either in groups or one-on-one.

OLLI President, Dr. Ira Mickenberg, said, “In recent years, OLLI members have learned to be comfortable with social media, the internet and on-line registration. OLLI promotes adapting to change, and again we are learning while adhering to the pandemic prerequisites of a temporary period of isolation. This summer session is an opportunity to bring some brightness and excitement to our lives.”

OLLI Director, Fiona de Merell said, “The online summer session is a great way to discover the many ways in which we promote positive aging through learning. I encourage anyone, particularly those who may not be able to travel to our downtown campus, to try our online summer session and discover our supportive and energetic learning community.”

Key dates

May 11th | Registration opens

June 1st | First day of summer classes

July 3rd | Last day of summer classes

There is no educational requirement to join OLLI. Many classes are developed and taught by members who volunteer their time to share their knowledge and experience with other members.  

For registration and additional information visit OLLI’s website at: or call 475-222-6261 / 6232 to learn more.