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!! This site remains under construction.  It, and its links are subject to change prior to January 22.  Helpful links and instructions will be available.!!

Online registration for the Spring 2019 semester will open on January 22 at 10:00 a.m., on this site. ** If you would like to look through the catalog, please click the catalog cover to the right. **


Join us for a Taste of OLLI, our Spring Course Previews in Charlottesville, Nellysford, and Staunton!

Cancelled: Charlottesville – Monday, January 14 1:00-2:30pm, Meadows Presbyterian Church 2200 Angus Road

Nellysford – Wednesday, January 16 from 1:00-2:30pm, Rockfish Presbyterian Church, 5016 Rockfish Valley Hwy (Rte 151)

Staunton – Friday, January 18 from 1:00-2:30pm, Hampton Inn, 40 Payne Lane

Come learn about new course offerings, meet members, instructors, volunteers, and staff. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you – and a friend – at a Taste of OLLI. RSVP requested, but not required: olliuva@virginia.edu; or call 434.923.3600 or toll free 877.861.9207


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, OLLI was originally the Jefferson Institute for Lifelong Learning (JILL). In June 2007, JILL received a grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation and changed the name to OLLI. In 2013, OLLI received a second grant of $25,000, making it one of the few, elite OLLIs to receive such a grant. Through the affiliation with the OLLI National Resource Center, networking is made available with the more than 120 OLLIs nationwide.

We are now celebrating 17 years of OLLI courses–and still growing strong! OLLI started with 17 instructors and 98 student participants in 2001. By the spring of 2011, there were 63 instructors and 684 student participants. In the past academic year (2017-18), OLLI at UVa offered 194 courses, taught by 164 instructors, and these courses were attended by approximately 2,126 student participants.  Knowing that projections for 2020 show that the population of the Charlottesville area will grow by 12% and the Valley area will grow by 7%, OLLI at UVa will grow right along with the projected growth of the area.