About OLLI West
OLLI West is one of three OLLI sites in the Denver Metro area. Our OLLI West site holds classes in two locations:
We have three terms - Fall, Winter & Spring. Most classes are held one day a week typically for eight weeks - Monday-Friday - with morning classes at 9:30-11:30 am and afternoon classes at 1:00-3:00 pm.
Susan Schmetzer, Manager
Click here to view the current OLLI West newsletter or go to the Newsletter tab.
To view OLLI Central and OLLI South's newsletters just visit their web pages --
March 28th: Spring Term Begins - check out the classes on the Classes & Syllabi tab above
April 29th: Human Trafficking - a Hot Topic Luncheon held at OLLI South (see Events tab for more information)
May 19th: Spring Term Ends
May 31st: Facilitator Dinner
June 2nd: OLLI Summer Series begins (see Summer Series tab for details)
June 24 - 26: Escalante & Dominguez Canyon canoe trip (see Summer Series tab for details)
Sept 11 - 16: Learning Adventure in Vail, Colorado (see the Events tab for details)
Sept 19 - Nov 11, 2016: Fall Term at OLLI West
OLLI West Weather Policy:
If Jefferson County Public Schools are closed due to the weather - OLLI West is closed. If there is a late start for Jeffco Schools, it generally does not affect the morning class start time for OLLI West.
Click on link to check for Jeffco school closures:
Happy 20th Anniversary OLLI at DU
About the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
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 119 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 see the 'Donate To OLLI' tab above or contact Susan Schmetzer at email@example.com.
Have you seen the OLLI at DU video?
Visit www.universitycollege.du.edu/olli to see the 3 minute overview on our program. Share it with your friends and family!
OLLI members may participate in as many classes as desired at any of the three OLLI sites - Central, West & South (contingent upon space availability) for $100 per term.
Links to OLLI Central & OLLI South
To learn about classes at OLLI Central & OLLI South - visit these sites:
Read about our projections for the future of OLLI at DU in the 2020 Report.
To learn more about our OLLI program, click on the 2014-2015 Annual Report.
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, but are financially unable. If you, or someone you know, would like more information, please contact Susan Schmetzer at firstname.lastname@example.org. All inquiries and scholarships will remain confidential.