Celebrating 10 Years - Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Start Your New Year Right by Enrolling for OLLI at UNF Programs 


"Tell me and I will forget. Teach me and I will remember. Involve me and I learn." Benjamin Franklin   

Discover 80 new programs and many others that will be new to you! Thanks to your generous OLLI at UNF program volunteers you will be spoiled for choice with a diverse schedule of classes and ED-ventures. Start planning your schedule today.  


  • Community icons Wayne Wood and Toula Wootan are instructors! Wood teaches a history of Jacksonville's architecture; and Wootan facilitates conversations about caregiving. 
  • New instructor Edwin Safer teaches a topic on our wish list: a history of the Maya civilization.
  • We're pleased to offer two new learning immersion experiences. "Showtime" brings you behind the curtains of our vibrant community theater scene. Optional performances are followed by Dutch treat Post Play Prattles at nearby restaurants. In the second, fellow members share their secrets for preserving and sharing travel memories.   
  • We continue our partnership with UNF's Thomas G. Carpenter Library with "OLLI at the Library," a program to acquaint you with resources you can access. We'll reprise "Inside OLLI", a free class that takes you behind the scenes at your OLLI and its national network. 

Registration opens Dec. 6. Print catalogs are on their way to members. Members will receive email updates as well as enrollment details and tips!  


Live well. Learn forever.


Jeanette M. Toohey



OLLI at UNF is self-organized members working together to create and deliver educational, cultural and social opportunities for lifelong learners aged 50 and better. 


OLLI at UNF News!


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Your OLLI at UNF owner-operators are pleased to offer more than 120 programs in the coming term including 80 that are new.  


Click here to view or download a digital copy of the winter 2017 catalog. If you're viewing this on your mobile device (iPad, iPhone, Kindle, etc.), click here.  


Catalogs will arrive in home mailboxes soon! Enrollment opens Dec. 6 at 8 a.m.   


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Special thanks to OLLI member Jay Sherline for photographs of OLLI members and instructors on this website!