• OLLI-at-DU Launches OLLI Online- REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 12:01 AM on Monday, April 6

    OLLI-at-DU Managers and Facilitators are working tirelessly to bring you a wide selection of courses virtually!  We will have 85 course offerings which are set to begin in late April.  We will use the Zoom "enterprise" platform provided by the University of Denver.  Online Catalog and registration will be available on Monday morning, April 6 at 12:01 am.  To become familiar with Zoom, please go to https://portfolio.du.edu/ollionline 

  • Letter from the Management Team for OLLI at DU about Cancellation of Spring In-Person Courses

    Hello Wonderful OLLI Members,

    I’m writing to update you on the University of Denver’s response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and specifically, how OLLI at DU is responding.

    In an effort to limit and prevent exposure to COVID-19 among members of the community and in alignment with the University of Denver, OLLI at DU Spring term has been cancelled at all sites.

    This decision was not made lightly and our goal is to minimize the need for large gatherings in close proximity. This decision aligns with recommendations from local, state, and federal officials, along with consultation with our members. Your health is our main consideration. No amount of lifelong learning is worth compromising any member’s health.

    To streamline the refund process, you will be hearing from the Site Manager of the site you paid within the next day. As you can imagine, the impact of cancelling Spring term will be significant to our already tight budgets. We would appreciate your consideration of converting your course fee to a donation to OLLI. You will hear from the site you paid for Spring 2020 by tomorrow with specific refund information. Please wait until you hear from them before requesting refunds, as we are hoping to limit the number of emails already landing in our inboxes!

    We want to assure you that we plan to open for Fall term (barring any other unforeseen fallout from the virus). Registration for Fall will begin August 3 and the term will run September 14 through November 6. Additionally, we will be looking into other opportunities to bring together our members in a safe manner prior to fall and will communicate about that as we are able to arrange.

    As we face this uncertainty and unprecedented event, we appreciate your flexibility, support, and grace.

  • OLLI-at-DU Locations and Information

  • To learn about classes at OLLI Boulder, OLLI Central, OLLI South, OLLI East and OLLI-On-Campus OLLI West, visit these sites:







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


  • 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.

  • Weather Closure Announcements

  • Weather Policy:  Updated Information

    Classes Cancelled: All OLLI-on-Campus classes will be cancelled if the Denver Public Schools (DPS) are closed OR if DU closes for the day.

    Late Start: If the school district announces a late start, OLLIonCampus classes will start at the regularly scheduled time.

    Inservice Days:  If the school district is closed for inservice during a snow day, there would be no announcement on the news.  In that event, the greeting at the OLLI office, 303-871-3090, will be changed by 7am to announce whether classes will be held or not.  

  • Location of OLLI -on-Campus

  • Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall, DU

    1999 East Evans Avenue

    Denver, CO 80210

  • Map to Ruffatto Hall

  • General Information




     The Mission of OLLI-on-Campus

    The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Denver is a thriving community of intriguing individuals committed to lifelong learning. The launch of the OLLI-on-Campus site brings to this expanding community of learners a unique offering.   

    Whereas OLLI at DU has traditionally used peer facilitators to deliver courses, the OLLI-on-Campus courses will be presented by university facilty and experienced professionals of the Denver metro community. 

  • OLLI-on-Campus - Contact Information

  • Your OLLI-on-Campus Co-Site Manager


            Joanne Ihrig 

        303-748-8682 (mobile)
       Jacqueline Kearns Wyant
             610-248-7962 (mobile)


  • OLLI DU Office at the University College

  • OLLI Office is located at:

    The University College at DU

    2211 South Josephine Street 

    Denver, CO 80208 

    Office Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm Monday through Thursday


    Map to OLLI Office

  • Events and Opportunities

This portfolio last updated: 02-Apr-2020 2:54 PM