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Welcome to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNR! Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, OLLI at UNR is a spirited community of seasoned adults who gather to explore new interests, share ideas and make friends. Distinguished professors and knowledgeable instructors volunteer their expertise in programs and activities spanning such diverse topics as art, current events, economics, health, history, literature, music, science, travel, theatre and writing. There are no grades, no tests and no pressure at OLLI. We welcome every adult learner regardless of previous educational experience. An annual membership fee of $85 covers attendance at as many programs and activities you choose to attend, including: * 150+ learning experiences every semester - in person at our Moana Campus - online via Zoom - outdoors throughout the Reno-Tahoe area * social and cultural programs * special events, field trips and a host of other enriching activities. Join us at OLLI: its the biggest little secret in the Biggest Little City. > Programs and Activities

Programs and Activities   


  • ONLINE CLASSROOM: delivered via ZOOM only
  • MOANA: On campus, in person only
  • HYBRID: simultaneous online via Zoom OR in-person attendance at Moana.
  • OUTDOOR MEETUP: outdoor activities groups meet at designated locations
  • OFF-SITE: In person, not on campus

Zoom programs are hosted on OLLI’s Zoom account: a free, web-based software that you can download onto your computer, phone or tablet. Go to to get it for your device. Links for Zoom and Hybrid programs will be in the OLLI Weekly program listings.

OLLI Weekly eblasts provide the most current program information. If you are not receiving the OLLI Weekly emails, please notify the office at

If you would like to add program dates to your own online calendar, go to this OLLI CALENDAR. Click on the specific program title, then click on “copy to my calendar.”
Note: This does NOT register you for any programs; it’s just a personal calendar function.

Pre-registration may be required for a few in-person programs due to room capacity and/or equipment needs. If required, the pre-registration link will be found below the program description.
If you do not have internet access, you can pre-register by leaving a voicemail message at (775) 241-8474 (must include area code when calling). State your name and program for which you are pre-registering.

ALL programs start promptly at the time specified.

Program FORMATS:

  • LECTURES: Singular presentations on timely, stimulating and engaging topics.
  • MINI-COURSES: Multi-session series featuring more in-depth examination of a particular subject.
  • INTEREST GROUPS: ongoing discussions / activities focused on shared interests such as current events, technology, and book discussions.
  • WORKSHOPS: hands-on classes where participants actively engage in acquiring a skill such as music performance, foreign language, writing, etc.
  • OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES: Weather permitting, members meet to enjoy the outdoors in Reno-Tahoe while getting healthy exercise. 
  • SPECIAL EVENTS and TOURS: pre-registration usually needed; may also require fees.

Programs and activities are listed in the sections below, in alphabetical order by title.
You can also use the SEARCH function to find specific programs on a topic.

Lectures and Mini-Series

Interest Groups

Outdoor Activities

Tours and Special Events

Program Contact Information
 Location: Moana Building
 Physical Address: Main OLLI Office: 604 W. Moana Lane | Reno, NV 89509
 Phone: (775) 784-8053
 Hours: Monday-Friday | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.