• Welcome to OLLI West

    • 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 in the company of your peers.


      OLLI West classes are held at Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 West 32nd Avenue - approximately one mile west of I-70 on the south side of 32nd Avenue.  Classes are held Monday through Friday - morning classes are from 9:30-11:30 am and afternoon classes are from 1:00-3:00 pm.  Most classes are eight weeks long (one class per week) - some are shorter (i.e., 3-4 weeks) and some are one-time presentations.


      Karen Thorne, Manager  (303) 717-4299 or email at karen.thorne@du.edu.



      If Jefferson County Schools are closed due to weather, OLLI West is closed.


      There are three OLLI at DU locations: Central, West and South

      West information can be accessed through the tabs above.

      Central information can be accessed at: https://portfolio.du.edu/olli

      South information can be accessed at https://portfolio.du.edu/ollisouth


      About the Osher Foundation

      Thanks to the generosity of the The Bernard Osher Foundation, OLLI at the University of Denver joins a network of over 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.


      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.

      Read more: www.osherfoundation.org.


    • To learn more about OLLI at the University of Denver, click on this link above to view our 2012-2013 Annual Report.

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    • Fall 2014 Classes online on June 30!

      Get your registration in early!


       April 25 - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm - OLLI Hot Topic Luncheon

      "Fracking - What is it and how does it work?"

      Hosted by OLLI South - will be held at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St in Lone Tree.  Cost is $20 per person - checks payable to OLLI and mailed to OLLI Hot Topics, 2211 So Josephine St, Denver, CO 80208. There are no tickets for the luncheon - your reservation check must be received by April 22.  Guest are welcome.  Questions? Call Jenny at 720-339-1379.


      Join Your OLLI Friends for a Fun Evening!

      May 9 - 6:00 PM - Jefferson Unitarian Church

      OLLI West Celebration! Concert & Silent Auction

      Mark your calendar for this great OLLI West concert and silent auction event!  Click on the Events Tab for more details. $30 per person - $50 per couple - checks payable to OLLI West and mailed to 2211 South Josephine St., Denver, CO 80208.  Questions?  Call Karen @ 303-717-4299.


      2014 Term Dates

      Winter term - January 6 - February 28

      Spring term - March 24 - May 16

      Fall Term - September 15 - November 7


  • OLLI West Scholarship Fund

    • Through the gracious generosity of an OLLI West member (who wishes to remain anonymous), we now have a well-funded OLLI West Scholarship Fund. The fund will assist those who wish to participate in OLLI West classes, workshops, retreats, etc. but are financially unable. If you, or someone you know, would like more information, please contact Karen Thorne at (303) 717-4299 or karen.thorne@du.edu. All inquiries and scholarships will remain totally confidential.

  • All About OLLI - Video

    • Have you seen the OLLI at DU video?  Please visit www.universitycollege.du.edu/olli to see the 3 minute overview on our program. Share it with your friends and family!

This portfolio last updated: Apr 21, 2014 9:08:41 AM