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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at West Virginia University provides programs and educational opportunities designed for adults 50 and over. A membership organization affiliated with the School of Public Health at WVU, OLLI recognizes the unique experiences, capabilities, and wisdom of mature members of the community. OLLI at WVU emphasizes the sharing of ideas through peer learning, member participation, and collaborative leadership. 

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OLLI at WVU draws volunteers from all walks of life to teach a wide variety of courses for adults 50 and older. Many OLLI instructors are current and retired teachers, university professors and administrators, business and civic leaders, and other professionals from the community who wish to share their knowledge and passion.

Experience the joy of teaching free of tests and grades. OLLI classes are offered simply for the joy of learning.  Members are enthusiastic, engaged, and eager to learn.

Courses are offered during Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer terms in the areas of:

  • The Arts
  • Business & Retirement Planning
  • Health & Wellness
  • Hobbies & Interests
  • Humanities
  • Science & Math
  • Technology & Training
  • Travel & Adventure

Interested in teaching for OLLI?  Visit our website at or call the OLLI office at 304-293-1793 for more information. Useful links: