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OLLI Membership

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Getting Started...

Thank you for your interest in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Tufts University.

As of July 1, 2022, University College and Osher Lifelong Learning's website will have completed a system upgrade, and with this comes a new way of purchasing your annual membership. Whether you are a current OLLI member, a past member or this is your first time purchasing a membership, take a minute and watch our tutorial video or click here for more detailed instructions on the new process.

If you are still having trouble or have any questions regarding your membership purchase, please reach out via email to and we will schedule some time to support you. Thank you and we look forward to working with you in the coming Academic Year.

Tufts OLLI is proud to partner with Brookhaven at Lexington. Through our partnership, the annual member fee for our program is covered by Brookhaven. With the migration to our new registration platform, for the 2022 -2023 year, those members who reside at Brookhaven have a slightly different registration process. Please contact our office,, for assistance with creating your account in our new registration system.

Membership Benefits



Study Groups 
Lunch & Learns
OLLI at Night
Other Tufts Events
& Courses
What is it?

Study groups (classes) led by OLLI members, Tufts faculty and students, and outside experts. Most groups meet for between 1-8 two-hour sessions

Our Lunch and Learn series features single session lectures by academics and other speakers.

Special evening presentations delivered by noted authors, academics and performers. (Currently all run through zoom).

OLLI "special interest clubs," which currently consist of the Book, History and Investment Clubs.

OLLI members are welcome to attend many other Tufts lectures and events. They are also more than welcome to register for an open enrollment course, see for more information.

When does it happen?

New study groups begin each month, and registration is "firstcome, first-served."

Typically on Wednesday's at 12:30pm EST

About once per month- see our member weekly digest or monthly newsletter email(s) for more details.

Most clubs meet monthly- see monthly email newsletter or members' weekly digest for details.


What does it cost?

$25-$200, depending on the number of sessions (see course catalogs for full details).

Free to all OLLI members.

Free to all OLLI members.

Free to all OLLI members.

Free to all OLLI members (unless otherwise noted).

How do I sign-up?

Members are e-mailed the online registration form prior to the beginning of each new batch of study groups. Once enrolled, the study group leader will e-mail you prior to the class beginning.

No RSVP is required. On the morning of each lecture, the Zoom link is e-mailed to all members.

RSVP's are required. Watch your member weekly digest email for details about how to register.

See your members' weekly digest email for details about how to join our clubs or visit here.

See the weekly email newsletter for details about upcoming events.




Hear from our Members


The Zoom classes have worked out very well. I am a semi social media-friendly user, and found picking up the Zoom easy. Certainly in-person classes are always the best, but the Zoom is a great alternative.

I love virtual classes. My back loves virtual classes. And my ears love virtual classes because I can hear every word of the conversation. Crazily I now prefer them to real life classes.

There are both advantages and disadvantages to the model. Miss the ease of personal communication but can participate from many locations. And no traffic hassles!

All my Zoom classes have worked very well. Particularly with the smaller classes, I think you actually get better participation in class discussion using zoom than you do with in person classes.

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