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

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In our 19th year of university-level short courses and classes for seniors, our members are always growing, always learning and this year is no exception. Currently, we are featuring over 50 courses, classes or events dedicated to the senior community. Fall 2020 Course Catalog:

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Upcoming Dates

  • December 15 – Fall B Courses End

  • Special Presentations in December (open to the public)

  • Join OLLI’s eNewsletter for exclusive details on Spring 2021

  • January 8 – Spring 2021 Membership available for purchase

  • January 13Taste of OLLI webinar (Spring at-a-glance)

  • January 19 – Spring 2021 Course Registration opens


The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Virginia 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 over 123 OLLIs nationwide in June 2007.