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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Georgia is dedicated to meeting the intellectual, social and cultural needs of mature adults through lifelong learning.

Based on the UGA campus in Athens, Georgia, we were previously known as LIR, Learning in Retirement, and now we are OLLI@UGA (The Osher Lifelong Institute at the University of Georgia). Our courses have no prerequisites, no exams, no grades – all you need is a love of learning, the desire to keep your mind active, and an interest in making new friends.

During a typical year, you’ll find courses on architecture, computers, opera, great books, science, politics, the paranormal, and much more. In addition to courses, OLLI@UGA offers luncheon programs, trips across the country and across the state through the travel study program, more than 20 special interest groups (SIGs), and many social events.

We’d love to have you join us! For benefits, fees, and instructions on joining, please see our Membership page.

If you’re closer to Washington, Georgia than Athens, please contact our affiliate chapter there to learn about their membership plan and curriculum. For more information, see our Washington Chapter page.

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Nominations are now open for 2015-2016 members of OLLI’s Board of Directors and Officers (click here for more information)