About Us

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During the fall, winter, and spring, MOLLI offers courses taught by distinguished UM faculty, emeritus faculty, as well as other professionals and scholars from the community. Program offerings cover a range of topics from the Humanities, Natural and Social Sciences, Fine Arts, as well as Current and Political Affairs.

The mission of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UM (MOLLI) is to offer programs that promote the lifelong learning and personal growth of +50 individuals through a diverse collection of noncredit, short courses offered in the fall, winter, and spring. Our goal is to create an accessible and innovative learning environment so that individuals from all backgrounds and levels of education may pursue learning. This is truly learning for the joy of learning – no exams, no grades – just fun!

MOLLI courses expose learners to Montana's best teachers, including emeritus and current UM faculty, as well as professionals and scholars from the community. Program offerings include three 6-week terms a year, short courses, member presentations, and special member events covering topics that range from the Humanities, Fine Arts, Natural and Social Sciences, as well as Political and Current Affairs. MOLLI classes are predominantly held in the Todd Building (adjacent to the University Center) on the University of Montana campus, but the more hands-on courses may also take place in the community, such as out in the field, in a lab, or in an art studio.

Please take a moment to explore our current Program Offerings.