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Update regarding status of OLLI spring study groups: Northwestern University has made the determination to run all classes remotely for at least three weeks following spring break. In line with the University's policy, OLLI will start to conduct some of our spring study groups and events remotely beginning Monday, March 23. OLLI coordinator were given the option to cancel their spring study group or run it remotely using Canvas and Zoom software. Sadly, not all study groups are suitable to be run remotely. However, we are pleased to say that almost half of our spring study groups will be running remotely starting this week.

All spring members should have received confirmation by email on which of their study groups are running remotely and which have been cancelled. You may also see which groups are running by clicking 'Browse' above left and searching study groups by campus, subject, or day of the week. 
We know you have many questions including how remote study groups work, resources, training sessions, cancellations, and refunds. We have linked FAQs below to address many questions.

FAQs Regarding Remote Learning Study Groups

• FAQs Regarding Cancelled Study Groups
FAQs Regarding Refunds

Update! Spring Semester Lectures
We've just added some online lectures for the spring semester and more will be added in the next few days. These lectures will be held live via Zoom. They are free and open to all current OLLI members. Registration is required. All registrants will be sent a Zoom link prior to the lecture. All you will need to do is click on the link at the lecture start time. Click "Browse" (above left) then "Special Events, Workshops, Lectures & More" to view and select events. To register for an event log in, add the event to your cart, and check out to complete the registration process.

Need help registering? Our Quick Guides will help.

• Current Member no payment required – CLICK HERE
• Current Member who needs to make a payment –
• New Member who needs to set up a profile and buy a membership – CLICK HERE
Coordinators – CLICK HERE

Video Guides can be found on our YouTube channel –

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OLLI Campus and Contact Information

UPDATE: Coronavirus (COVID-19) 
March 16, 2020

As the Northwestern community works to combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the university has limited on-campus activity. All OLLI staff have been instructed to work remotely. OLLI staff will continue to be available by email during our normal office hours, however the OLLI offices on each campus are now closed until further notice. To reach OLLI staff please email or submit a ticket through the OLLI Help Desk. Please be patient, we will reply as quickly as we can.

Evanston Office:
Currently Closed (see note above)
500 Davis St., 
Suite 700
Evanston, IL 60201
M-F 8:30am-4:30pm


OLLI Help Desk:

Chicago Office:
Currently Closed (see note above)
339 East Chicago Avenue
Wieboldt Hall
Chicago, IL 60611
M-F 9am-5pm


OLLI Help Desk: