• 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 thorneke@gmail.com.



      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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  • Upcoming OLLI West Term

    • The OLLI West Fall catalog of classes are on the Course Description & Syllabus tab above! Be sure to get your registration in early as classes fill quickly. Classes begin the week of September 15, 2014.  Once you decide on the classes you want, go to the Registration Form tab, click on it, print it, complete the form and mail it in with your check(s).  WE DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS.

      PLEASE CHECK THE LOCATION OF YOUR CLASSES! Some of our classes are held at our new satellite site (Shepherd of the Hills) and some are held at sites other than Jefferson Unitarian Church.


      Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church - New Satellite Class Space for OLLI West Classes

      You will note in the class listings for fall term that we have a new OLLI West satellite site at Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church, 11500 West 20th Avenue (corner of 20th & Robb Street – one block east of Simms) – just a short few miles from Jefferson Unitarian Church. This new site gives us additional needed classroom space so we can offer you even more great OLLI West classes! There is plenty of parking right in front of the building. Be sure to check your catalog of classes carefully for which site your classes will be held.


       NEW AT OLLI!

      OLLI WELLAware Classes
      We are proud to announce the inclusion of OLLI WELLAware informational and participatory classes in our curriculum and InterActive classes commencing with the 2014 Fall Term.
      All of our wellness classes will be identified with our WELLAware logo. We feel sure you will find these classes and activities informative, enlightening and fun! OLLI West will hold their WellAware Kick-off event on Tuesday, September 23! Watch for all the details in your class confirmation packet.




  • OLLI Summer Seminar Series

    • Click on the Events tab above to see the full line-up of exciting seminars this summer at OLLI!

  • 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: Aug 20, 2014 2:15:41 PM