Rediscover the Joy of Learning

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Vanderbilt University helps adults over 50 build friendships and community through stimulating intellectual and cultural noncredit courses, programs, and trips.

Osher classes: Surgery and Sleep St. George's Episcopal Church Vanderbilt University  photo: Anne Rayner; VU
OLLI Courses

Exercise Your Mind + Make New Friends

In a relaxed atmosphere, with no homework, tests, or grades, you have the opportunity to explore interesting topics with thought-provoking and engaging instructors, who are primarily active or retired Vanderbilt faculty, as well as other community experts. Ask questions, contribute ideas, and interact with people who share similar interests.

Academic Calendar

Registration opens: Monday, August 26
Registration deadline: Friday, September 27
First day of classes: Sunday, October 6

Special Events

Tennessee State Capitol Tour

Join us for a docent led tour of The Tennessee State Capitol. The Tennessee State Capitol stands today much as it did when it first opened in 1859 and is a magnificent tribute to the people of Tennessee. This graceful structure was designed by noted architect William Strickland who considered it his crowning achievement.


Join a Shared Interest Group

Our Shared Interest Groups offer a smaller, more hands-on experience than traditional OLLI courses. They are an opportunity for OLLI members to meet outside the classroom with those who share a common interest. 

The Osher classes are a highlight of my week! Coming together with this diverse and wonderful group of people is a true joy.

Mat Britain
Director, OLLI Beginner Steel Drum Band

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PMB 407760
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37240