•  Welcome to OLLI at DU Boulder
    Our main location is:
    Mountain View United Methodist Church    
    355 Ponca Place
    Boulder, CO 80303    
      Meet the OLLI Boulder Staff
     Barbara Darling                               
    Site Manager                                                 
  • Boulder is looking for Volunteers!

    OLLI members and volunteer facilitators are the heartbeat of the institute and are the reason it will thrive while keeping the fees low. Volunteering is a direct way for members to have input into the decisions and direction of OLLI. Volunteering is a rewarding and stimulating experience, and another way to meet new people.

    If you are interested in helping out on a committee or just one time at an event, contact Barbara.Darling@du.edu for more information.  We need you!

    We Need Facilitators to Teach our Classes!

    Our OLLI Boulder facilitators teach our courses and we would love more of you! While some facilitators have backgrounds in education/academia, many simply have an interest in a subject and want to share views with OLLI members. We offer the opportunity to facilitate your classes once a week for 2-, 4-, 6-, or 8-week periods during one of our terms. The process to explore this opportunitiy is very simple. If you'd like to learn more, please contact Barbara.Darling@du.edu for our proposal form and find out how you can join the terrific OLLI facilitators!

    Curriculum Committee

    OLLI courses are taught by facilitators, who serve as the instructors for our classes. These individuals are selected by our Curriculum Committee, which is composed of volunteers who serve on one of our five subcommittees: Arts, Writing and Literature; History, Economics and Public Affairs; Health and Well-being; Philosophy, Religion and Psychology; and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). These small teams work to find facilitators in current OLLI classes, in the community and among their friends and acquaintances. We'd love to share more with you if you're interested in sharing your passion with the OLLI community. Please contact Barbara.Darling@du.edu for more information.

    What Is a Class Assistant Volunteer?

    One of the required questions to answer when registering for OLLI at DU classes is whether you will be a class assistant. This is an important volunteer position to support the facilitator whether in person or online. With Zoom classes, the class assistant checks the course roster to verify names and admits members to the Zoom room 15 minutes prior to class start time, shares the weekly announcements and assists the facilitator monitoring raised hands and chat, as needed. When in person, the class assistant supports the facilitator by making weekly announcements, which are provided by OLLI staff. 

    So, give it a try!  Check “yes” on the registration form for a class for which you would like to volunteer to support the Facilitator and OLLI.  Training is provided for new class assistants. 


  • OLLI Boulder Weather Policy

    Classes at OLLI Boulder:  All OLLI Boulder classes will be cancelled if the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) schools are closed due to inclement weather. Other reasons for BVSD closings and their impact on OLLI classes will be determined individually and a notice will be posted on this OLLI Boulder website.

    Late Start: If the school district announces a late start, OLLI classes will be held as usual on their regular schedule.

    Click on link below to access the Boulder Valley School District

    Boulder Valley School District

  • Registration Is Open for OLLI Winter Term! Support Our OLLI Facilitators!

    We have two excellent in-person and many online courses by OLLI Boulder facilitators, as well as more than 100 additional courses from OLLI's other local sites. Don't miss out. Registration is now done on a first-come, first-served basis, so register soon! And, for the first time, we are using waitlists. Here's the registration  link: https://reg134.imperisoft.com/OLLIatDU/Search/Registration.aspx

    The in-person Boulder classes listed below are being held at Mountain View United Methodist Church, 355 Ponca Pl., Boulder, CO 80303


    Recent Discoveries in Cosmology, facilitated by Wilson Wiedenheft from 1/11-3/1 , 9:30-11:30 a.m. for 8 weeks Wednesday mornings from 1/12-3/2

    The Feldenkrais Method and the Joy of Walking, facilitated by Gil Kelly from 1:00-3:00 p.m. for 8 weeks Wednesday afternoons from 1/12-3/2

    Boulder facilitators are also offering multiple online courses via Zoom, so check those out, too!

    For general registration information and to register, you can also use this link: https://portfolio.du.edu/olli/page/129945

This portfolio last updated: 30-Jan-2023 2:00 PM