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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute



Coronavirus Update 

Due to health and safety concerns surrounding the Coronavirus, the use of masks covering your mouth and nose is required while on the premises of the University of North Florida or while attending any Continuing Education class. Pathways to enter and exit our classrooms and offices will be clearly marked when you arrive to our building – please observe all directional signage. Failure to comply with these guidelines will result in expulsion from our classes with no refund provided. Please visit our Coronavirus Update page to view all of the new safety procedures and rules being implemented.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Calling all lifelong learners! Yes, it’s your turn now.

Make the most of this special time in your life. Find purpose by pursuing interests that you didn’t have time for until now. Discover exciting new possibilities to consider. Whether you seek intellectual, creative, skill-building or social opportunities, you’ll find those and more at OLLI. Plus, there are no tests and no grades!


Out of care for our OLLI learning community, the majority of this term's classes will be offered by remote delivery. Click “View Upcoming Course” on the navigation at left to see the programs that will be available for enrollment. We are continuously preparing programs for remote delivery and will be adding new classes every month. 


Registration is now open. New classes added monthly.


You’re invited to invest in OLLI at UNF’s future!

Philanthropic support allows us to make facility and technological upgrades, and much more. Make a difference by giving today!



We would love for you to join us

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


Your peers plan the programs so you’re sure to find something that appeals. Explore programs in formats encompassing lecture and discussion, seminars, hands on and ED-ventures among others. Topics range from art, history, music, philosophy and languages to economics, science and ecology. Most programs are new or have updated content so you’re sure to find something of interest at OLLI!

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Jeanette M. Toohey


Distance learning (DL) classes are held on UNF's enterprise zoom account. Face-to-face classes are held in the Adam W. Herbert University Center conveniently located at the Kernan Boulevard entrance to campus. Parking is plentiful and FREE! Start planning your schedule now!




George Santayana quote - the wisest mind has something yet to learn