If you think OLLI Classes are like traditional school, you'll be surprised to learn we take a different approach. Imagine learning only about the topics you choose. Take classes taught by engaging instructors on a college campus with people your age. Better yet, there are no tests or grades. Add time for socializing, and you have a sense of what we do. It's learning — our way.

Classes meet in-person at Bradley University on Wednesdays in April and October, and we’re working on a new program format for January and February. We provide a friendly welcoming environment on campus, with free park-and-ride service to drop you off at the front door. Classes are held at 9:00, 10:30, 12:30, and 2:30 and with our new a la carte registration you can sign up for 1, 2, 3, or all 4 sessions. We provide a friendly, welcoming environment on campus, with free park-and-ride service to drop you off at the front door.

Seasonal Dates

   Fall 2024: Wednesday, October 2, 9, 16, 23

   Winter 2025 Zoom Only: Wednesday, January 8, 15, 22 February 5, 12, 19, 26

   Spring 2025: Wednesday, April 2, 9, 16, 23

Cancellation Policy

OLLI's cancellation policy was designed to encourage our members to carefully consider their personal availability for each event. This thoughtful scheduling will allow your peers who wish to participate have a chance to do so.

  • $10 minimum cancellation fee per person
  • The remainder of your class fees will be refunded if you cancel before the first day of class. No refunds will be processed if cancellations are made after the start of classes. Extenuating circumstances will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Extenuating circumstances will be handled on a case-bycase basis.

Committee Information

OLLI encourages member input and participation on any of its committees to help reach their goals. The Executive Board appoints a chair to head the committee; the chair reports to the board and attends all executive meetings. The chair may assume or delegate the responsibilities of the committee for a particular session. The curriculum and study groups chairs also work with the Bradley University liaison to develop balance for their respective areas.

OLLI classes originate in the Curriculum Committee. Duties include making and reviewing class suggestions, selecting classes, contacting potential instructors and securing teaching commitments from volunteer instructors. The Curriculum Committee meets three times between April and May, July and August, and November and December.