Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Michigan (OLLI) was established to encourage adults to continue their learning long after formal schooling is done. Drawing on the rich resources of the university community, OLLI presents several lecture series, as well as classes, study groups, After 5 and day trips. A broad range of topics includes philosophy, religion, politics, history, literature and the arts, government and world culture.
Learn more about OLLI programs or register for an upcoming event.
The International Institute’s centers sponsor numerous conferences, lectures, exhibits, and cultural performances throughout the year. These events are designed to educate the university community and the public about global issues and inspire discussion and dialogue.
Browse upcoming International Institute events or sign up to receive the monthly institute newsletter.
Saturday Morning Physics
Designed for general audiences, the Saturday Morning Physics lectures are an opportunity to hear physicists discuss their work in easy-to-understand, non-technical terms. The seminars take place on Saturday mornings, 10:30-11:30 AM in 170 & 182 Weiser Hall. All talks are free and refreshments will be served from 9:55 to 10:20 AM before each talk begins.
Learn more about Saturday Morning Physics.
Mini Med School
Dig in to modern medicine with the 6-week Mini Med School community education program, which invites participants to experience how leading health sciences researchers and physicians from the University of Michigan are advancing knowledge, finding new treatments, and applying new technologies.
Learn more about Mini Med School.
School of Music, Theater and Dance
Many performances by the talented students at the School of Music, Theatre and Dance are free and open to the public.
Browse upcoming SMTD performances or sign up to join the email list.
Michigan Athletics has numerous events that are free admission for everyone, cross-country, golf, field hockey, swim & dive, and tennis, and track & field.
Find free admission athletic events.
University Music Society
With a program steeped in music, dance, and theater, UMS contributes to a vibrant cultural community by presenting approximately 60-75 performances and over 100 free educational activities each season. When available, senior citizens may purchase special rush tickets online or at the League Ticket Office. UMS also commissions new work, sponsors artist residencies, and organizes collaborative projects with local, national, and international partners.
Learn more about Senior Tickets and browse upcoming University Music Society events.
U-M Ross School of Business Center for Positive Organizations
The Positive Links Speaker Series, presented by the Center for Positive Organizations at Michigan Ross, offers inspiring and practical research-based strategies for building organizations that are high performing and bring out the best in its people. Attendees learn from leading positive organizational scholars and connect with our community of academics, students, staff, and leaders. Positive Links sessions take place at Michigan Ross and are free and open to the public.
Learn more about the Positive Links Speaker Series or browse videos of past events.
Online Educational Opportunities
If you have a particular interest or connection to a school or college, browse course materials, videos, lectures, student work and more available through Open Michigan. Browse Open Michigan materials by school, college or unit.
You may also wish to browse Michigan Online to find U-M teach-outs (as well as additional learning opportunities available for U-M alumni). Retirees may also enroll in U-M's courses on the Coursera website, where you can choose to audit a limited version of a course for free, or upgrade to the paid version for access to assessments and certificates.