About Us

Welcome to OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute)

OLLI at UNH is a "learning-for-the-fun-of-it," member-driven volunteer based educational program for lifelong learners age 50 and over who are eager to explore ideas and interests in a safe and relaxed environment, with a community of peers. There are no tests, grades, or college prerequisites!  Volunteer committees develop non-credit courses and social events in response to member interests. Events, trips, social activities and volunteer opportunities are all benefits developed and provided to enhance your member experience.

Ongoing program goals include providing first-rate classes, achieving financial sustainability, expanding our community-partner presence, and making “OLLI at UNH” a household name in New Hampshire.

OLLI courses and events are held at university facilities or at easily accessible community sites. Courses are facilitated by volunteers, teachers and community leaders who enjoy sharing their expertise with members whose life experiences enrich an open exchange of ideas.

OLLI at UNH is one of 125 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes at colleges and universities nationwide, all of which are partially supported through funding from the Bernard Osher Foundation. OLLI at UNH is a self-sustaining program that is supported by program fees, in-kind contributions from UNH, endowments from the Bernard Osher Foundation, member donors who believe in the mission of the program and corporate sponsorships. The size of our membership and the number of courses and opportunities offered have continued to grow since our organization's inception in 2004.

Vision Statement

To be a premier source of lifelong learning and collegial activity for adults age 50 and over in New Hampshire. 

Mission Statement

The mission of OLLI as a member-driven, volunteer-based program, is to develop and provide a broad array of affordable and accessible lifelong learning, social and participatory activities for active and intellectually engaged adults age 50 and over.

Values Statement

The core values of OLLI include high standards of program excellence with an emphasis on educational and social enrichment, volunteerism, fiscal sustainability, a diverse membership, mutual respect and member safety.

Contact Us

The OLLI Team can be reached via phone, 603-255-3553 or email, olli.office@unh.edu, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. or by using the emails listed below.

OLLI Administrative Team

Toniann Leavitt Director | toniann.leavitt@unh.edu

Tori Berube Program Manager | tori.berube@unh.edu

Bryan Whittier  Enrollment Coordinator | bryan.whittier@unh.edu

Tessa McDonnell  Program Support | tessa.mcdonnell@unh.edu