Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
P.O. Box 45001
Lubbock, TX 79409-5001

          Phone: 806.742.OLLI (6554)       E-mail: olli@ttu.edu

        Office Hours:  Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.   Friday 9 a.m.-Noon


Welcome to our website which will provides you information about our unique educational program designed for adults age 50+. OLLI is administered by the Texas Tech Alumni Association & housed at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center at 17th and University Avenue, Lubbock, Texas. A catalog can be downloaded in "Quick Links" below, or call our office to have one mailed to you. You may register today on-line, call 806.742.6554, or by mail. The fall & spring semesters have numerous class/event offerings. They are held on weekday afternoons Monday through Thursday or in the evenings on Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday. No matter your schedule, we have something convenient for you. Travel cruise packages to wonderful destinations through the Alumni Association are available for OLLIs & their family/friends. As an OLLI member, you are invited to "MEMBERS ONLY" events & eligible to enroll in all classes for a minimum fee which adds value to your membership. Hope to see you soon!

Special Message from the president of Texas Tech University


Dr. Nellis


We have a vibrant and energetic population of citizens over 50 years of age in Lubbock, and community outreach programs like OLLI quench the thirst for learning and provide opportunities to meet new people and make new friends. If you still yearn for knowledge and want to expand your educational and cultural experiences, we invite you to join the OLLI family.

OLLI - a unique learning community for adults age 50+ at texas tech university & alumni association

Join a vibrant and interactive learning community and discover the joy of learning in a fun, friendly, and intellectually stimulating environment.

No tests, no grades, no papers…

... just the opportunity to explore exciting topics and pursue new interests. During the fall and spring semesters, we offer non-credit classes designed for adults.

Become a member of OLLI at TTU and enjoy various member benefits, including invitations to MEMBERS ONLY events or simply enroll in any offering. Class offerings include cooking, world politics, religion, law, art, geography, sports, economics, films, photography, health and wellness, philosophy, music, archaeology, wine and cheese tasting, literature, music, Hidden Lubbock tours, Artist and Film Series One on One With ___, OLLI Day & Night Out, OLLI Game Day, and Readers Circle.You must be a member to participate in our offerings by purchasing a membership for $45 for an individual or $64 for two individuals who sign up at same time.

upcoming 2014 holiday Closings for OLLI office

May 26, 2014-Memorial Day

July 4, 2014-Independence Day

September 1, 2014-Labor Day

November 26, 27 & 28, 2014-Thanksgiving

Quick Links

PDF downloads require Adobe Reader, which may be downloaded FREE from Adobe Website

Travel Opportunities (Cruises) Through Texas Tech Alumni Association

If interested, call 806.742.3641






Celtic Lands

June 4-14, 2014

Great Journey through Europe

June 21-July 1, 2014

Scandinavian & Russian Splendors

July 10-23, 2014

Alaskan Frontier

July 11-18, 2014

Waterways of Russia

August 28-September 7, 2014

If interested, call 806.742.3641 for brochure and deadline information.

Connect with OLLI @ Texas Tech UNIVERSITY
intellectual & cultural experiences at OLLI & alumni association
Curiosity Never Retires at OLLI

upcoming OLLI 2014 Spring semester Classes & Events

Bayer Museum of Agriculture
Tuesday, April 22
Bayer Museum at 1121 Canyon Lake Dr., Lubbock

What is the Supreme Court Thinking?
Tuesday and Thursday, April 22 and 24
Garden & Arts Center

OLLI Readers Circle
Thursday, April 24
St. Stephens Episcopal Church at 1101 Slide Rd., Lubbock

OLLI Film Series
Thursday, April 24
Garden & Arts Center

*CANCELLED* Food Safety for the Home
Monday, April 28 & 29
Garden & Arts Center

Immigration in France and the U.S.
Tuesday, April 29
Garden & Arts Center

A Tale of Two "Ologies" in the Study of Human Health
Wednesday, April 30
Garden & Arts Center

*CANCELLED* Seduction, Death, and the Global Search for a Black Carmen
Thursday, May 1 & 8
Garden & Ats Center

Behind the Scenes at the Museum of TTU *SOLD OUT SOLD OUT*
Wednesday, May 7
Museum of Texas Tech University

Digital Photos: Storage, Backup, Sharing & Editing
Thursday, May 8
SuperGeeks at 5920 66th St., Lubbock

The Mystery of the Mystery
Tuesdays, May 13 & 20
Garden & Ats Center

Tour of New Art on TTU Campus
Friday, May 23
bus departs from McKenzie-Merket Center

Tour: Following the Quanah Parker Trail
Tuesday, June 3
bus departs from McKenzie-Merket Center

Communicating Across Generations
Wednesday, June 4
McKenzie-Merket Center