• Announcements

  • Two Exciting Winter Courses Highlight the New Term!

    Our Winter Term course schedule includes two dynamic Speakers Series courses that you won't want to miss. These are unlimited size classes with outside speakers each week :


    Traditional journalism in the 21st Century is challenged as never before by rapidly evolving technologies and regrettably relaxed standards. Technology has brought us 24/7 news on cable television, smart phones with cameras and video capability and a staggering number of individual websites where seekers of information – or affirmation – can find everything from kittens playing pianos to people being stoned to death. The internet seems to have taken the professionalism out of professional journalism.  There are fewer professionals and fewer resources to support traditional journalism.

    This series of five Tuesday afternoon sessions will feature a distinguished group of professionals sharing their thoughts with us.  They’ve been invited to weigh in on any or all of the following issues.  After each presentation, there will be a discussion among members of the class and the instructor on the speaker’s remarks, including crucial issues facing journalism.

    (This is a 5-week courses beginning January 28)



    Leading Edge Medicine 2019 will comprise a series of lectures addressing current topics of interest to Osher Lifelong Learning Institute students.  Most topics address health concerns that are more common among older adults.  Some will interest learners and health care consumers of all ages.  All speakers are faculty members at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (Anschutz Medical Center) in Aurora.  

    (This is an 8-week course beginning January 22)

  • Sign up to stay in touch with OLLI East!

  • Senior Planet and Guest Days



  • OLLI East - Contact Information

  • Paul Simon, Manager
    ollidueast@gmail.com ~ 303-300-9940
    OLLI East Campus is located in the:
    Mississippi Avenue Baptist Church
    13231 E Mississippi Ave, Aurora, CO 80012
    OLLI's Main Office is located at:
    University College at DU
    2211 South Josephine Street
    Denver, CO 80208
    Barbe Ratcliffe, Executive Director, barbara.ratcliffe@du.edu
  • Weather Closure Announcements

  • Classes at OLLI East:  all 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.


  • 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

  • Location of OLLI East

  • Mississippi Avenue Baptist Church
    Mississippi Avenue Baptist Church

    Map to OLLI East at Mississippi Avenue Baptist Church


    OLLI members may participate in as many classes as desired at any of the five OLLI sites - East, Central, West, South and OLLI on Campus (contingent upon space availability) for $130 per term.  Ask Manager Paul Simon about scholarship opportunities.


    OLLI has three terms per academic year: Fall, Winter, and Spring.

  • OLLI East Planning - Mark the Dates!

  • Jan. 21, 2020 -- Winter Term Begins (one week later than other OLLI at DU campuses)

    Feb. 11-13, 2020 -- Guest Days

    Feb. 12, 2020 -- OLLI at DU Town Hall presentation

    Feb. 17, 2020 -- Spring Catalog Posted Online

    Feb. 28, 2020 -- "Open Request Period" Ends

    March 3, 2020 -- The Highline Canal: Past, Present and Future, an OLLI East "Brown Bag Club" lunchtime presentation

    March 12, 2020 -- Winter Term Ends

    March 30,2020 -- Spring Term Begins

    May 22, 2020 -- Spring Term Ends



  • Links to OLLI at DU's Campuses

  • Link to OLLI Central


    John Baumgartner, resourcesc@comcast.net

  • Link to OLLI West


    Susan Schmetzer, susanolliwest@gmail.com

  • Link to OLLI Boulder



  • Link to OLLI South Portfolio Page


    Connie Dawson ollisouth@gmail.com, 303-638-3388

  • Link to OLLI on Campus Portfolio Page


    Joanne Ihrig:  joanne.ihrig@du.edu

    Phone:  303 748 8682


  • 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

  • Winter Class Registration


    Registration opened for the Winter Term at OLLI East on November 18. The Winter catalog is online on this website and in print at the Mississippi Avenue Baptist Church and at the OLLI at DU office at 2211 S. Josephine St., Denver.

    Classes start at OLLI East on January 21, one week later than at the other OLLI at DU campuses.




  • Click here to Register Online (or go to the Catalog Tab)
    Click here to Register Online (or go to the Catalog Tab)
  • We Love Volunteers!

  • 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 or just one time at an event, contact Paul Simon, OLLI East Manager, at paul.simon@du.edu for more information.  We need you!

  • 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 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.

    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.


This portfolio last updated: 13-Jan-2020 5:32 PM