• OLLI at DU Online REGISTRATION FOR WINTER TERM 2022 BEGINS AT 12:01 am on Monday, November 15, 2021

    OLLI at DU Managers and Facilitators are working tirelessly to bring you a wide selection of courses virtually!  We will have approximately 135 course offerings and 20 webinars - which are set to begin in mid-September.  We will once again use the Zoom "enterprise" platform provided by the University of Denver.  Online Catalog and registration will be available at 12:01 am on Monday, November 15 (late Sunday night). 

    NOTE: YOU MUST SET UP A PRO-CLASS ACCOUNT in order to register for OLLI Courses.

    Beginning in Fall Term 2020, OLLI at DU moved to a different registration program and every registrant, no matter how long you have been an OLLI member, MUST SET UP A NEW ACCOUNT.  We highly encourage you to do this prior to registration opening on Monday, November 15, 2021 (at 12:01 am).

    If you joined us for any term since Fall 2020,  you do not need to set up a new account on ProClass; simply login to your OLLI account. If you have forgotten your password, simply click "forgot password."

    SET UP or LOGIN TO A PRO-CLASS ACCOUNT HERE: https://reg134.imperisoft.com/OLLIatDU/search/registration.aspx

    Click here for a WORD DOCUMENT with STEP-BY-STEP DIRECTIONS for setting up a PRO-CLASS ACCOUNT:

    ProClass Registration Process2021-10-28.docx

    Click here for a VIDEO with STEP-BY-STEP DIRECTIONS for setting up a PRO-CLASS ACCOUNT:

    2021-10-28 RegistrationVideo.mp4

    Click here for a POWERPOINT PRESENTATION outlining the steps for setting up a PRO-CLASS ACCOUNT:

    ProClass Training PPT 08 04 v2.pptx

    "Open registration" will close midnight on Monday, November 22, 2021.  We will begin filling courses at this time. To become familiar with Zoom, please go to http://portfolio.du.edu/ollionline 

  • Sign up to stay in touch with OLLI East!


  • Weather Closure Announcements

  • Classes at OLLI East:  Classes will be cancelled if the Aurora Public Schools are closed.

    Late Start: If the school district announces a late start, classes will be held as usual.


  • Letter from the OLLI East Manager, Maria Elena Garcia

  • Welcome to Winter Term 2022 and OLLI at DU's continued offering of OLLI Online courses via Zoom.  8 of the 137 OLLI at DU course offerings this fall are being led by our team of OLLI East facilitators.  This term's courses and webinars being offered by East facilitators is quite rich and I and the Curriculum Committe members know you will find something of interest. 

    We are thrilled that the OLLI East Program for OLLI at DU continues to grow!!  When we resume in person, our OLLI East members have told us that they enjoy the invigorating feeling of being in a classroom surrounded by their peers! We are moving toward a return to in-person learning for the Spring 2022 term; however, we still intend to offer a number of courses online and even launch a hybrid program to continue to meet the needs of our members and to engage out-of-town instructors.

    Our OLLI East Manager, Maria Elena Garcia, and the OLLI East Curriculum Committee has worked hard to provide courses for our members that stimulate all parts of the mind and body. Research on the aging brain indicates that learning a new skill, working with your hands to strengthen eye-hand coordination and processing speed, and stimulating your mind with new ideas and rich discussion all help in healthy aging.  

    So, look through our lineup of courses and discover an area you wish to explore!

    Have a great Winter term and please reach out to me at MariaElena.Garcia@du.edu if you have any questions or suggestions for courses or instructors!  Happy learning!

  • About the Osher Foundation

  • 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 123 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 contact us at our office, 303-871-3090.

  • Volunteer Opportunities with OLLI at DU and OLLI East

  • How to Get Involved with OLLI at DU

    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, a one time at an even or even faciitating a course or presenting a one-time lecture, please contact Maria Elena Garcia, OLLI East Manager, at MariaElena.Garcia@du.edu for more information.  We need you!

  • Location of OLLI East

  • Mississippi Avenue Baptist Church
    Mississippi Avenue Baptist Church

    Map to OLLI East at Mississippi Avenue Baptist Church

  • OLLI East - Contact Information

  • Cell: 509 302-3315
    OLLI East Campus is located in the:
    Mississippi Avenue Baptist Church
    13231 E Mississippi Ave, Aurora, CO 80012
  • OLLI at DU Office

  • OLLI's Main Office is located at:
    University College at DU
    2211 South Josephine Street
    Denver, CO 80208
    Deborah Brackney
    Executive Director, deborah.brackney@du.edu
  • Becoming an OLLI at DU Member and Taking Courses


    OLLI membership is $130 per term.  OLLI members may participate in as many classes as desired at any of the six OLLI sites - East, Central, West, South, Boulder and OLLI on Campus (contingent upon space availability) for $130 per term.

    Ask East Site Manager, Maria Elena Garcia MariaElena.Garcia@du.edu about scholarship opportunities.

    OLLI has three 8-week terms per academic year: Fall (mid-September to early November), Winter (mid-January to early March), and Spring (late March to mid-May). 

    In addition, there are Summer and Fall Seminars to keep our OLLI members busy.  These seminars are on a per-seminar fee basis.

    Please note: There are no refunds later than 10 days into the term (some exceptions may be considered).

  • OLLI at DU Locations and Information

  • OLLI at DU has six sites around the Denver Metro area.  Each site is individually managed.  Each site provides course offerings to the one OLLI Online Program.  When deemed safe, each site also offers in-person courses. To learn about classes at OLLI Boulder, OLLI Central, OLLI South, OLLI East, OLLI-On-Campus and OLLI West, as well as our virtual offerings at OLLI Online, visit these sites:









  • Links to Other OLLI at DU Sites

  • Link to OLLI Central


    John Baumgartner, resourcesc@comcast.net

  • Link to OLLI West


    Dara Hughes   daraolliwest@gmail.com

  • Link to OLLI Boulder Portfolio Page


    Barbara Darling   Barbara.Darling@du.edu


  • Link to OLLI South Portfolio Page


    Darcey Vanwagner      Darcey.Vanwagner@du.edu


  • Link to OLLI on Campus Portfolio Page


    Jacqueline Wyant       Jacqueline.Wyant@du.edu


  • OLLI East Planning - Mark the Dates!

  • Important OLLI at DU Dates for 2021-2022

    November 8 - Fall Term 2021 concludes 

    November 15 - Winter Term 2022 Catalog Posted on OLLI at DU website: https://portfolio.du.edu/ollionline

    November 15 - Winter Term 2022 Registration Opens on ProClass Site: https://reg134.imperisoft.com/OLLIatDU 

    November 15-November 22:  "Open Request" Period - during the first seven days of registration, members request enrollment in courses.  At the end of seven days, courses which reach a maximum are closed.  If courses are oversubcribed, OLLI staff will use a lottery to determine actual class enrollment.  After seven days, registration continues as first come, first serve for remaining seats.

    November 22 to Friday before each course begins:  Registration is open for any course which has not met its maximum enrollment

    December 13:  Confirmation emails sent to members

    January 10:  Winter Term Begins

    January 17:  Observance of Martin Luther King Day - no OLLI classes

    March 6:  Last Day of Winter Term courses

    SPRING 2022

    February 21:  Spring Term 2022 Catalog Posted on OLLI at DU website: https://portfolio.du.edu/ollionline 

    February 28 - Winter Term 2022 Registration Opens on ProClass Site: https://reg134.imperisoft.com/OLLIatDU 

    March 28:  Spring Term begins

    May 20:  Spring Term ends


  • Join OLLI! Have Fun! Meet New Friends!

  • Senior Planet and Guest Days


  • Senior Planet Presentation Lunch

  • '60s Music: The Songs and the Times

  • Ron Goodwin Leading Curriculum Committee Workshop

  • Open House

  • Open House

  • "Under the Golden Dome" Class
    "Under the Golden Dome" Class

    Open House

  • Colorado Symphony Course -- From Romantic to Modern

  • Current Events class

  • Open House

  • "Building a Better Colorado" Brown Bag Club Event
    "Building a Better Colorado" Brown Bag Club Event

    Hot Topic Lunch with former Colorado Chief Justice Michael Bender

This portfolio last updated: 03-Dec-2021 7:54 AM