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OLLI at Northwestern

Curiosity Never Retires

Update on OLLI Programming During Stay-At-Home Order

In line with University policy, OLLI is running some spring study groups and lectures remotely until at least May 4. Upcoming events are listed on the OLLI Online Registration System. Northwestern has also extended through April 30 its guidance that only individuals who are essential to the University's ongoing operations can remain physically on site. In compliance, the OLLI offices on each campus remain closed. OLLI staff will continue to be available by email during our normal office hours. To reach the OLLI office, email

Rethink Learning

Northwestern University's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is a vibrant member-driven learning community that generates an exciting and intellectually challenging curriculum of more than 100 study groups per semester, serving more than 1,500 adults on the Evanston and Chicago campuses. Composed of seasoned learners from all walks of life, OLLI members pursue learning for pure pleasure: there are no tests and no grades. OLLI's motto is, "Curiosity Never Retires," and the OLLI experience proves it!

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Stephanie Kang

OLLI is an important part of my life! It’s given me a place to explore so many diverse subjects, to become an active participant in a learning community, to meet other ‘lifelong learners’ who have become friends, and to have fun! OLLI has also provided an opportunity for me to give back by developing and coordinating study groups, and serving on committees and the Advisory Council which help to plan and enrich OLLI’s activities. Thank you OLLI!”

Evelyn Shaevel, member since 2011
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