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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

About

About the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Delaware in Lewes

In 1989, the University of Delaware established the Southern Delaware Academy of Lifelong Learning. In 2010 the Academy received endowment support from the Bernard Osher Foundation. In recognition of that support, we joined similar organizations in 49 other states and became the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Delaware in Lewes (OLLI-Lewes).

We operate a self-governing, cooperative education community that promotes and provides intellectual, cultural and art-of-living learning experiences in a supportive social environment for mature active adults in Southern Delaware under the aegis of the University of Delaware’s Professional and Continuing Studies.

Classes are conducted in the Fred Thomas Building (520 Dupont Ave., Lewes), as well as other locations in Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, and Ocean View.

Mission Statement

The mission of this lifelong learning program is to operate a self-governing, cooperative educational community that fosters, promotes, and provides intellectual, cultural, and art-of-living learning experiences in a supportive social environment for mature active adults in Southern Delaware under the aegis of the University of Delaware’s Professional and Continuing Studies Division.