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.
About OLLI West
OLLI West is one of three OLLI sites in the Denver Metro area. Our OLLI West site is in two locations: Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 West 32nd Avenue and Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church, 11500 West 20th Avenue. We have three terms - Fall, Winter & Spring. Most classes are held one day a week for eight weeks - Monday-Friday - with morning classes at 9:30-11:30 am and afternoon classes at 1:00-3:00 pm.
Dianne Howie, Manager
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 - go to these sites:
Our 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.
To learn more about our OLLI program, click on the link above to view our 2013-2014 Annual Report.
Read about our projections for the future of OLLI at DU in the 2020 Report below.
Fall Registration is open and classes are filling fast! Be sure to get your registration in so you don't miss out!
The Special Presentation: "What do Nigeria, Russia and Canada Have in Common - Exploring and Understanding the Risks & Threats of the Internet" with Chris Roberts has been MOVED from Friday, October 16 @ 1 pm to Friday, October 30 @ 1 pm.
Hitchcock's Late Masterpieces with Walter Chaw begins September 16th and ends October 14th at Shepherd of the Hills.
OLLI West's Garden Party was a BIG success! Thanks for coming out to meet our new Chorale Director, Deborah Berioli, and to sign up for classes!
Facilitator Training takes place 9 - noon on Thursday, September 3rd, with Linda Ropes and Doug Everitt. All FALL Facilitators are encouraged to attend.
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 Dianne Howie at (720) 648-9345 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All inquiries and scholarships will remain totally confidential.
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!