Who We Are

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Alabama is a membership program that is member planned and member managed. The University of Alabama is proud to offer this program at Tuscaloosa, Gadsden, Greensboro, North Pickens, South Pickens and Birmingham.

Member participation and volunteerism are the fuels for the success of OLLI. This exciting academic cooperative provides mature adults with opportunities for intellectual stimulation, cultural development, and social interaction. OLLI's education programs are centered on courses developed by and often taught by its members - who volunteer their time and talents to share their knowledge and interests with other members. You'll find no homework, no exams, no required college degrees, no age threshold (and no academic credits) - just learning for the fun of it.

Additional Information can be found at: olli.ua.edu


2020 Spring Catalog - Greater Birmingham


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*** ALL on site Classes and Bonus programs for April and May are cancelled.
See the following online courses. ***


“Our Shadow Wars of Tariffs and Sanctions” has been removed from an in-person
course due to the coronavirus.

However we WILL hold it online through Zoom, a simple audio-visual tool similar
to Facetime.

The online course will be May 19 for China and May 26 for Iran, both at 1:00
instead of the time originally scheduled. We are grateful to Professors Corbetta
and Motii for agreeing to present their lectures online!

The course on "Classic Comedy Films" in May has been closed to in-person
viewing due to the coronavirus.

However we WILL have two of the films with follow-up commentary on May 21 and 28,
at 1:00 instead of the time listed in the catalog.

This will take place through Zoom, a simple audio-visual format similar to Facetime.
May 21 will be "The Pink Panther" and May 28 will be "Abbott and Costello
Meet Frankenstein".

We are very grateful to Ward and Martha Haarbauer who will lead us through a
discussion after the films end.

In addition to the online classes above, OLLI has provided a few more in May.
To attend you need to register. You do not need to be an OLLI member to register
for a class or for Zoom training.

Here are instructions to register:
> GO to olli.ua.edu and click on the 3 horizontal bars in the small white box
on the right side. At the dropdown menu click on register for classes.
> Log in with your email address and choose a password. On top right of the red
bar that appears, there are 3 horizontal bars in the small white box. Click on
that. A drop down menu appears. Click on training, available classes and zoom
training. If you have problems, call registration services, 205-348-3000,
leave a message and someone will call you back.