OLLI

Springing to Life

Enroll in one of our remaining spring classes, and invite your friends, family and associates to share the fulfillment that OLLI has brought to you. We love seeing new faces, and the more OLLI members we have, the more connections we make.

New Instructors, New Faces...

Read more (plus new photos!) about two recent OLLI courses that brought new and exciting content to members: photography and cycling!

Important Updates on OLLI Winter 2022 Courses

There's still time to enroll in exciting OLLI courses this winter. Keep reading for an important COVID update and an opportunity to activate your heroic imagination with OLLI at UC Davis!

OLLI Winter Enrollment Begins December 13!

Our OLLI Winter 2022 Course Catalog has arrived, and enrollment begins on Monday, December 13. Download the catalog now to view our engaging array of winter courses, offered both online and in-person.

OLLI Honors Gail Yokote for Philanthropy Day

Thanks to volunteers like Gail Yokote, OLLI made a rapid shift to distance learning via Zoom. Our program continues to serve as a meaningful social and educational link for lifelong learners with experts, educators and researchers who want to share in the beauty of discovery.

Back to School Days for Lifelong Learners!

Registration for OLLI’s fall courses begins Tuesday, September 7. Check out 35 enticing reasons to renew your OLLI membership and join your friends to discover new horizons and expand your world. Also, don't miss our call for volunteers.

Special Interest Groups for Creative Types and Call for Volunteers

If you have a creative mind – a green thumb, or a knack for knitting – don’t miss great, upcoming Special Interest Groups for the week of July 26. And don't miss our call for volunteers to help OLLI refurbish newspaper-racks for distributing the OLLI catalog.

OLLI Summer Enrollment Assistance and More

Learn how you can get help registering for summer courses, discover upcoming volunteer opportunities with OLLI and don't miss our exciting August concert and course with Nathan Carterette.

Summer Registration Begins June 14

Get out of the heat and into a class! Renew your membership to get free access to our stimulating array of summer Special Interest Groups and upcoming summer courses. Summer is also a great time to become a Zoom co-pilot and help your fellow OLLI members.

COVID Recedes and OLLI Blossoms for Summer 2021!

Summer quarter begins July 6, and OLLI will be offering novel Zoom learning adventures and a whole new host of Special Interest Groups to keep you entertained and informed July through September. Learn more.

Are you ready for the summer?

Summer is just around the corner and our summer guide of Special Interest Groups will be available soon. Find out more and check out our upcoming course on the Arecibo Observatory.

Adventures in Post-COVID Travel

Join us on Monday, May 24, as we host travel professional Kevin Haas for an informative hour of enticing talk for travel enthusiasts!

Unique Learning Opportunities with OLLI

We had a successful Give Day thanks to all of you for your continued support. Also, don't forget to check out our special courses that we are offering only for limited time.

Don't Miss These March Courses

There's still time to enroll in a couple of our March courses. Don't miss out on learning about the Lockheed US Spy Plan and about COVID Long Haulers.

OLLI Spring Events

Thursdays are movie days, join us to view a variety films followed by discussion and don't miss out on the Sacramento Jewish Film Festival. Also, check out our OLLI Spring Catalog and sign up for a course today.

Exciting Upcoming OLLI Events

Join us for a few upcoming OLLI events including the Sacramento Jewish Film Festival, supporting your grandchild with autism course and reviewing the recent Mars rover mission.

OLLI Members Asked to Help with COVID Research

Learn more about the Predictors of COVID-19 Resilience study that is being conducted by Dr. Clare Cannon and her team of researchers and find out how you can participate in their survey. Check in with OLLI Executive Board and don’t forget to take a peek at the OLLI winter course catalog.

Learn Something New with OLLI this Year

It's time to look forward to a brighter 2021 and an invigorating year of discovery with Osher Lifelong Learning at UC Davis! Join fellow intellectual adventurers in investigating the world around you! Winter classes begin soon. Plus, join us in celebrating three outstanding OLLI educators and don't miss a free Zoom lecture on COVID and resilience.

Fill Your Holiday Stocking with Winter Discovery

We’re all looking forward to a more hopeful New Year. Make OLLI a part of that by filling your stocking with enriching online courses that will keep you socially connected and mentally engaged from home. Check outsome of our upcoming winter courses to get your imagination working.

OLLI 2021 Challenge

We challenge you to reach out to friends and family and encourage them to enroll in Winter classes with you. Renew your membership and recruit a loved one to become a new member of OLLI at UC Davis. OLLI will reward the first five people who do so with a free single-session course from the Winter catalog. Learn more

Be an Agent for Positive Change – For Your OLLI

Enjoy the positive, collegial experience of learning together live, via Zoom. Hear from one OLLI member on her experience volunteering with OLLI and check out our upcoming course on Mars.

Are You a City Mouse or a Country Mouse?

The differences in city living and country living were as interesting an issue 100 years ago as they are in today’s political landscape. Join Professor Claire Goldstene beginning Friday, November 13, in a live Zoom class analyzing the movement of the American public into and out of cities.

New Course! Join OLLI for a Post-Election Forum on November 4

Don't miss our newly added fall course, Post-Election Forum, on November 4 to discuss the 2020 election results. Also, check out our OLLI Membership and Volunteer Guidebook available online, to learn more about OLLI's operations, the Executive Board, volunteering and more.

Take a Trip to the Moon with OLLI – Oct. 22!

Join us for our upcoming course Making the Earth and the Moon. We're taking you all the way to the moon this week to learn about the secrets behind the origin of the moon and new celestial bodies.

Don't Miss Our Fabulous Fall Courses

Fall courses are underway and there's plenty of upcoming courses available to enjoy. Stay engaged, energized and connected with friends and fellow members on Zoom. And invite your friends and family to check out our fall courses as well.

OLLI's Fall Courses Begin Today

Make meaningful memories with OLLI this fall with our online courses. Stay connected with members and participate in stimulating discussions.

Using Zoom is a Piece of Cake with OLLI Tutors

Need help with our online courses? OLLI's Zoom Task Force is available to help. Fall course registration is now underway and there’s something for every taste among our new courses. Plus, don't forget to sign up for our Special Interest Groups this week.

Are You on Our Email List?

If you’re not on our email list, reach out and let us know! Our fall catalog of online courses will be emailed to everyone on our list on Wednesday, August 12.

Have you tried OLLI online?

OLLI’s Summer Online program is the best-bet for keeping actively engaged in life while COVID-19 keeps us all close to home. Join OLLI this summer and make positive connections with new friends across town and across the region!

New OLLI Courses Open for Registration

New summer courses available for registration. OLLI Summer Membership now open. Get your membership today to enroll in our Special Interest Groups.

Extension of Free Special Interest Groups this Week

OLLI is extending the current Zoom link for our weekday Special Interest Groups through July 10. Summer membership is now open online. Register for your membership so you can start enrolling in our new summer courses, which will be available soon.

Check Out Our New Slate of Special Interest Group Discussions

This week, we’ll be running test-sessions of more Summer Special Interest Groups. Each group focuses on a specific subject category and will be moderated by OLLI instructors with expertise in the topic. Participation is free to all – please attend and help us fine-tune these new discussion groups.

Using the OLLI at UC Davis Enrollment Portal Online

Using our online enrollment portal is the fastest way to make sure you’re enrolled in upcoming OLLI offerings. Here’s a quick primer on how to find information you may need if you’re unfamiliar with online registration.

Try a Zoom Class this Week

If you haven’t tried a Zoom class yet, this week is a good time to start with new offerings now available.

New Opportunities to Connect with OLLI

As we enter week six of sheltering in place, I sincerely hope you are all safe, healthy and eager to learn more. Keeping you informed of updates on OLLI Board activities, courses and the preservation of OLLI is paramount to leadership. We're hosting a free weekly get together for OLLI members and forming a group of OLLI volunteers to assist members with Zoom.

Online Learning with OLLI

Interest in online learning is growing amongst our members as people discover that Zoom is a great way to connect with friends and family.

Message from the OLLI President

OLLI board members and staff thank you for your ongoing support during these unusual, challenging and difficult times. Our ingenuity and creativity have risen to new heights. OLLI has been diligently working behind the scenes to deliver our members OLLI courses via distance learning.

OLLI Members Embrace Remote Learning

We’re encouraged by member response to the videos on our new YouTube channel. Members are clicking-in and watching some of our most engaging courses from the past.

OLLI YouTube and Zoom Courses Available

We are excited to announce that our OLLI at UC Davis YouTube channel is now live. There are five different OLLI courses offered for our members' viewing pleasure, featuring a variety of subject areas.

OLLI Shelter-in-Place Update

Like the rest of you, since the onset of our shelter-in-place orders, we have certainly practiced a great deal of lifelong learning! We appreciate your patience in this time of sudden adjustment, as well as the messages of support, confidence and encouragement we have received. OLLI is indeed a great community of which to be a part.

Message from the OLLI President

While life and routine things have significantly slowed or been drastically modified, our OLLI program has had to do so as well to protect our membership and staff. However, I want you to know that your OLLI Board, Curriculum Committee members, Program Director and staff have been diligently working to keep OLLI viable.

OLLI Classes Postponed

In order to ensure the health and safety of our members, staff and instructors, we have decided to suspend OLLI classes from beginning, March 11.