UO Academic Extension

Gateway to Personal Enrichment Programs for Adults

Courses, seminars and events for adults with a wide range of interests.

Lifelong Learning

Academic Extension hosts and partners with a variety of programs for those pursuing lifelong learning. Take a class, a trip, or just meet new people.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

OLLI is a member-run program offering lectures, discussion groups, tours, and activities for mature adults. With sites in Bend and Eugene/Springfield, membership is open to all who have an interest in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

An eight-week noncredit course in stress reduction techniques, inspired by the curriculum pioneered over thirty years ago at University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Road Scholar

Academic Extension, in cooperation with Elderhostel Inc., offers the Road Scholar Program for the Oregon Bach Festival every summer. Program fees are all inclusive including hotel, concerts, and food during late June/early July.

Behind the Lens

This noncredit film seminar takes a relaxed approach to exploring the history of cinema. Each quarter the series focuses on a time period or a theme through classic and contemporary cinema.

Senior Citizen Auditors

Oregon residents who are 65 and older are eligible to audit some University of Oregon classes at no charge.

UO Alumni Association

If you are an alumni or a friend of the University, find activities in Eugene or near you. The alumni group hosts events throughout the year including gatherings, trips, and lifelong connections. Members of the UO Alumni Association can receive a one-time $25 discount towards the tuition of any non-credit Academic Extension course. To redeem this discount, please contact Academic Extension at 800-824-2714 or e-mail academicextension@uoregon.edu.

UO Insight Seminars

Interested lifelong learners can take noncredit, college-level courses on the main UO campus taught by UO professors. Classes run throughout the year and topics are available across different disciplines.