Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Rethink Learning

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

A vibrant educational and social environment serving 900 seasoned learners on Northwestern's Evanston and Chicago campuses. A stimulating, participatory learning community with no exams and no grades, our members range in age from their 50s to 90s, and people of all backgrounds are welcome. A comprehensive curriculum of peer-led study groups spans subjects from literature and history to science, politics, current affairs, philosophy and the arts. Learning takes a lifetime — and we are having the time of our lives!

OLLI SUMMER PROGRAM 2015: July 6–August 5

Our Summer Program returns this year with special event days filled with insightful lectures, film showings and discussion. The Summer Film Institute will focus on the theme of 'Film: The Moving Image and How it Shapes our Lives'. In addition, a variety of study groups will meet for four sessions over a five-week period, with special events and guest speakers. Look out for program and registration details on May 26th!

OLLI's 2014–2015 Academic Calendar

• Fall Semester: September 8–December 12, 2014

• Winter Session: Tuesday, January 20–Monday, February 16, 2015

• Spring Semester: March 2–June 5, 2015

• Summer Session: July 6–August  6, 2015

OLLI and Northwestern University will be closed on the following days:

  • Monday, September 1, 2014
  • Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28, 2014
  • Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25, 2014
  • Wednesday, December 31, 2014 and Thursday, January 1, 2015
  • Monday, January 19, 2015
  • Monday, May 25, 2015
  • Friday, July 3, 2015

OLLI SUMMER SESSION 2015 - Information available on May 26th!