Anyone can join the Osher Life Long Learning Instititue or even the Wisconsin Alumni Association. The Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) is open to all alumni, students, and friends of the university. So if you enjoy Badger games, or just wish to enjoy all the benefits and opportunities for:
- learning all kinds of classess, field trips, workshops!
- Growing- great people to travel with and travel experiences.
- Social events and opportunities to meet new people
- Sporting Events
- Access to UW Libraries
To join online go to www.uwalumni.com and sign up. It costs $45.00 for a joint membership for a year, $80.00 for two years.
Or you can join the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UW-Madison (UW-OLLI) which focuses on learning for the joy of it and is aimed at all adults age 50-plus in south-central Wisconsin.
Members take part in lectures, field trips, cultural and arts events throughout the year. UW OLLI is an extension of the WAA and Continuing Studies partnership that supports Wisconsin Alumni Lifelong Learning.
There are more than 90 other OLLIs at institutions across the country
Here are examples of the programs they offer:
Every Wednesday7:00 to 8:15 p.m.1360 Biotechnology Building 425 Henry Mall Explore a variety of science topics through lectures and hands-on activities, presented by expert faculty and outreachers. From genetics and microbes to nutrition and campus culture, see for yourself how UW research on life, earth, and social science is relevant to you.
Made in Wisconsin
Experience the dynamic relationship between UW-Madison and the state's industries on these field trips to various Wisconsin companies. Hear from UW faculty and staff as well as alumni company employees as you enjoy a tour and lunch. Transporation is provided. Trek Bicycle - May 18, 2007
Senior Lecture Series: History of Madison
Eight lectures were from October, 2006 to May, 2007. Lectures were free to UW OLLI and PLATO members, and there was an optional luncheon preceding each month's lecture. The Senior Lecture series will resume in September, 2007.The Senior Lecture Series is offered in partnership with PLATO (Participatory Learning And Teaching Organization).
UW OLLI Eligibility and Membership
A number of UW-Madison Osher Lifelong Learning Institute classes and events are open to the public; however, a UW OLLI membership will provide added benefits and access to members-only opportunities.
Anyone may join UW OLLI at an annual rate of $50. Through a special partnership, current members of the Wisconsin Alumni Association and PLATO (Participatory Learning And Teaching Organization) are eligible to join at a special rate of $30 annually.
Benefits of membership include:
- Information about UW OLLI and other lifelong learning events
- Program discounts
- Free coach bus transportation to select events
- Members-only social events.
For more information about UW OLLI events or membership, contact Sarah Schutt at (608) 262-5699 or SarahSchutt@uwalumni.com.