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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Drake University is a lifelong learning organization tailored for those who seek stimulating discussion, cultural understanding, and intellectual exploration.



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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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Spring 2024 Catalog

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

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

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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.

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OLLI at Drake Featured Course

Pink Game—Drake Women's Basketball vs. Illinois State | Saturday, Feb 10, 2:00 PM

Come and cheer on the Drake Women’s Basketball team against the Illinois State Redbirds at the Knapp Center at 2 p.m. This game is the annual Pink Game, which raises awareness of cancer, and honors cancer survivors and families. Group OLLI seating will be in the east end of the Knapp Center.

Location: Knapp Center, 2601 Forest Ave.  |  Cost: $5


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

Director, OLLI at Drake
(515) 271-1847

Lisa Cooper

Lisa Cooper

Program Coordinator
(515) 271-3452

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