Experience the joy of learning by joining the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Washington (OLLI-UW). Annual membership is just $35.

To join, go to our secure, online registration system. You will be directed to the registration page for our current offerings. Choose your courses or events and the $35 OLLI-UW membership fee will be added to your course registration.

Registration is online only. Payments by VISA, MasterCard, or Discover credit cards are accepted (no American Express). For the security of our members, OLLI-UW is not able to process memberships or course registrations via mail or phone.

Member Benefits:
  • Connection to the OLLI-UW community for 12 months from the date you join.
  • Unlimited access to register for about 60 exciting and thought-provoking courses each year. There is a $15-50 fee per event or course (fees are subject to change).
  • Participation in free member programs including Lunch & Learns, study groups, and special events.
  • A lively learning environment to explore intellectual and cultural topics of interest and socialize with other adults over 50.
  • Opportunities to get involved with OLLI-UW by participating in a committee, leading a study group or acting as a course liaison.
  • Access to UW Libraries: As an OLLI-UW member, you can obtain a UW library card, check out books and use the library in person during any quarter in which you are registered for a course. Online access to digital library resources is not available to OLLI-UW members.

Need Help?
If you have general OLLI membership, benefits or program questions, please call 206-685-6549 or email

Call (206) 616-1462 or email for assistance with the online membership or course registration process. If you are not comfortable on the computer, we also encourage you to ask a friend or relative to assist you.