Rediscover the Joy of Learning!

Join a vibrant learning community of adults 50+ interested in staying intellectually and socially active, while having lots of fun!

Enrich your life! Members enjoy attending engaging courses during four terms a year, primarily on the UAH campus. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UAH is designed for your lifestyle and interests, with no grades, tests, or mandatory class assignments!

OLLI provides continuous opportunities to seek knowledge and a community where members can share new insights, exchange ideas, ask questions, and accomplish goals while making new friends.


Who Belongs in OLLI? People like you with a desire to learn, seek intellectual stimulation, experience new and creative ways of self-expression, and explore new ideas with peers. Join the approximately 1,000+ individuals who are part of our OLLI Community.

For only $25, your 12-month membership offers many exciting opportunities:

  • Weekly Bonus Classes
  • OLLI at UAH | Come for the Classes - Stay for the People!OLLI Socials and Special Events
  • Travel Excursions and Local Tours
  • Extensive DVD Lending Library
  • Weekly E-News
  • The OLLI Insider Newsletter
  • UAH Salmon Library Privileges
  • WiFi Access on the UAH Campus
  • Member Interest Groups
  • Reduced University Fitness Center Fees
  • Discounted Tickets to UAH Performances and Sporting Events
Register for
Spring 2017!
View Course Guide for detailed course listing.


Course and event topics cover a wide range of useful and interesting topics, including:

  • Arts & Letters  
  • Finance & Economics  
  • Foreign Language  
  • Health & Fitness  
  • History & Government  
  • Information Technology   
  • Leisure & Nature
  • Natural Resources
  • Psychology, Philosophy & Religion  
  • Science, Mathematics & Engineering  
  • Skills & Hobbies  
  • Travel Topics  
  • Weekly Bonus
Frequently Asked Questions
Who attends OLLI courses?

OLLI is recognized as a lifelong learning organization for adults 50 and over, whether you are working, retired, or semi-retired. However, there is no set age requirement and you are welcome to join at any age!

How many courses may I take per term?

You may take as many courses as you wish! An $99 per term fee covers up to four (4) courses per term. Additional courses over the four are $10 each. Some courses may have additional fees for supplies or lab costs as identified in the course description.

Who teaches OLLI courses?

Course leaders are qualified members of OLLI, the university, and others who enjoy sharing their knowledge. OLLI is particularly proud of its volunteer teachers and speakers, many of whom are well-known experts in their fields.

What are Weekly Bonuses?

Generally free, weekly bonuses are classes, lectures, or special activities for OLLI members! Visit for details on upcoming activities.

What is a "rolling" membership?

You can join or rejoin OLLI anytime. Your OLLI at UAH membership will be valid for 12 (or 24) months beginning the day your membership is processed. About 30 days before your membership is due to expire, you will receive a letter or email reminder that it's time to renew. Should you renew your membership early, your membership will be extended for 12 (or 24) months from the current expiration date.

What is the difference between the membership and course fees?

The $25 membership fee provides you all of the membership benefits listed in our membership benefits. The $99 course fee is paid per term for enrollment in up to four (4) courses (above four are $10 each).

Does OLLI provide member financial assistance?

Yes, for assistance information call 256.824.6183.

Can I get a refund if I decide to withdraw from my courses?

Due to the low cost at which these courses are provided and the additional cost it would take to process refunds, no refund is given for those who wish to withdraw from classes.

What are the benefits of joining the UAH Fitness Center?

If Huntsville City Schools close, OLLI Classes will not meet. Check local media broadcasts for closing announcements.

Still have Questions?

Contact 256.824.6183 or