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About OLLI

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OLLI at Drake is a membership organization, open to all persons interested in lifelong learning. Learn more about becoming an OLLI at Drake Member by clicking the link below.

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RaySociety 2021 Spring Catalog


Fall 2021 Catalog

OLLI at Drake provides opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural stimulation and growth.

Course Catalog

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Online Registration

Online Registration

To register for classes listed you must be a current member of OLLI at Drake.

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OLLI at Drake is led by members of the Drake Campus and community.

OLLI at Drake Leadership

Announcement: The Fall Course Catalog will be available late July 2021 and Registrations will open Monday, August 9, at 9 a.m.

Mission Statement

We are a volunteer-supported program of Drake University open to all persons who seek opportunities for lifelong learning. We offer an environment of sharing and fellowship that provides opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural stimulation and growth.


OLLI at Drake Featured Course

Pandemics, the Invisible Foe: How They Start and the Public Health Response  

What is the history of global pandemics? What factors contibute to starting a pandemic? What is the relationship between animal-borne infections and human infections that can cause a pandemic? How do public health and health care systems respond to pandemics? Join Dr. Kyoungjin Yoon, Dr. Yogesh Shah and Dr. Patricia Quinlisk for this featured course.

Wednesdays, February 10, 17, 24, 2-3:30 p.m.
Virtual, via Zoom


I love being an OLLI at Drake member because...

"The RaySociety (now known as OLLI at Drake) is a community treasure. I love the breadth of classes offered, the amazingly talented instructors who offer their expertise, and the ways it connects me to vital issues and perspectives."

—Linda Appelgate, BN'90 GR'90

Contact OLLI at Drake


Tracy Beck

OLLI at Drake Manager
(515) 271-1847

Lisa Cooper

Lisa Cooper

Program Coordinator
(515) 271-3452

Supporters just like you help to make a difference every day.