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Welcome to
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

at the University of Rhode Island

Our Mission
The OLLI at URI is a membership organization for all Rhode Islanders age 50 and older who want to participate in a community of fellow learners. There are no exams, no grades, and no requirements for an academic degree. In fact, no previous experience or degree is necessary, just a desire to learn for the joy of it!

Join the new OLLI at URI and help to create a community where people can exchange ideas, engage in discussion, learn from each other, foster their creativity, develop new friendships, and be a part of something big!

The OLLI at URI is part of a national network of Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes funded by the Bernard Osher Foundation. OLLI members play a key role in shaping, managing, and leading the organization. OLLI members can take classes, teach classes, plan and coordinate activities, organize volunteer projects, serve on committees, act as class assistants, help with program promotion and data management, and volunteer for other tasks that keep the OLLI going.

Equal Access Statement

If you have a disability and need an accommodation, please call the OLLI office 874-4197 at least 3 business days in advance of the need. Interpreters require a minimum of 2 weeks advance notice, when possible. We are committed to equal access for persons with disabilities, and we will make every reasonable effort to provide accommodations.

Click on any of the links to the left to learn more about the URI OLLI program.