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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

General Information

Auditing UD credit courses

Members paying the annual fee in the fall may audit up to two University courses per year, in the spring or fall UD semesters, taken either in the same or separate semesters. Members paying for an individual Osher fall or spring session only may audit one UD course during that semester. Does not include online/distance learning courses, Associate in Arts program, certificate programs, courses taken for credit and UD travel/study programs. All relevant fees, such as registration and student activities fees, will apply. For more information, contact the Dover lifelong Learning office.

Books and supplies

Most courses do not require purchased books or supplies. Most course descriptions list textbooks and other supplies if suggested for the course. The cost of these materials is the responsibility of the student.

Inclement weather procedure

Classes are canceled whenever Modern Maturity Center activities are canceled due to inclement weather. Please visit the Dover Lifelong Learning program home page for for weather updates or cancellations, call the Modern Maturity Center at 302-734-1200, or call the Osher office at 302-736-7450.

Location and parking

Classes are held at the UD Lifelong Learning Center, 1201 College Park Dr., Suite 101, College Business Par, Dover. This location offers accessible, abundant, and free parking. Click here for driving directions and contact information.


Discussion and friendship are important elements of the lifelong learning community. Members are encouraged to continue their discussions and become better acquainted during our noon lunch period. Lunch is available in the Modern Maturity Center cafeteria.


Classes are conducted in the Modern Maturity Center in Dover on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the day for a 10-week semester. Each class meets once a week for approximately one hour and 15 minutes.

Travel opportunities

Osher Lifelong Learning sponsors trips to enhance our educational experience. Many are one-day trips associated with particular courses. Information about these trips, including sign-up dates are posted on the kitchen counter. Members have first priority, and a surcharge is required of nonmembers. Once final payments have been made there are no refunds. Members who must cancel are encouraged to use the waiting list to find substitutes.

  • Save the date—October 20, 2017—Day trip to Gettysburg

    Join fellow OLLI members on a tour of Gettysburg National Park. We will be visiting the Gettysburg Heritage Center and Museum, seeing the film “A New Birth of Freedom” narrated by Morgan Freeman, which depicts the final fury of “Pickett’s Charge.”Lunch in the cafeteria will be followed by a guided bus tour of the historic battlefield. Cost for the trip will be $60 for members and $65 for non-members.