Lifelong learning: short courses, virtual classes, lectures and events for seniors in Charlottesville.

Spring 2021 Catalog of Courses

Spring 2021 Catalog of Courses

This is our 20th year and OLLI at UVA could not be more proud of all that we have accomplished. We are always growing, always learning and this year is no exception as we feature over 50 courses and events dedicated to the senior community in an online format for spring. Join us for social engagement and interactive topics with top quality instructors.

Preview Spring 2021 Courses and Instructors

Note: follow this link for Michael McKee’s introduction to his Spring ’21 OLLI Course “On the Brink: The Cuban Missile Crisis.” (not shown in the video above)

Upcoming Events


The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Virginia is a 501C3 that relies on donations from the community to assist in offsetting our operational costs, office space rent, staff overhead and the like. Please consider donating to support our initiatives in lifelong learning. 

OLLI at UVA offers educational opportunities and intellectual enrichment to active adults in the community. The institute is member-directed and draws upon its members’ resources, as well as other academic and community resources, to organize courses and other educational activities. In this stimulating environment, members acquire new knowledge, explore ideas, exercise creativity, and share interests and expertise with others.

Established in 2001 as the Jefferson Institute for Lifelong Learning (JILL), JILL received a grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation and joined 124 other OLLIs nationwide in June 2007.