Effective March 31, 2020, all OLLI programs will be conducted through e-class until further notice.



OLLI at Eckerd College offers more than 400 classes a year on a wide variety of topics. Formats range from one session lectures to multi-session courses, from day trips to multi-day international tours.  Membership is not required for participation but it certainly has its benefits!

OLLI has three terms: Fall (September–December), Winter (January–April), and Spring/Summer (May–September). Most activities are offered on week-days but some events take place during evenings and on weekends.

New to the area?  Just visiting? Have a friend in town? We welcome you to join us for one class at the member rate—for one time only—before deciding on an annual membership.  Select a class that interests you and call the OLLI office at 727.864.7600 to check space availability.  Special offer does not apply to day trips or special events.

Study Travel

Open your eyes to a world of new experiences! Choose from a variety of travel opportunities for a chance to travel with fellow lifelong learners, from trips curated and escorted by OLLI at Eckerd College staff and faculty, to those arranged by trusted travel agencies and cruise lines. Where will you study next?

Old building in plaza

St. Petersburg to St. Petersburg (and Moscow)

April 15–April 24, 2021 (10 days)

POSTPONED (updated 6/8/2020)

For more information or to sign up, please contact Mary Szaroleta, director of OLLI, at szarolm@eckerd.edu.

OLLI Programs Calendar

Live in HD Programs:
Ballet, Opera & Theatre

Bolshoi Ballet logo
The Metropolitan Opera HD logo
National Theatre Live logo

Teaching for OLLI

OLLI’s instructors are its lifeblood—they deliver great content, facilitate meaningful discussions, and keep OLLI members on their toes with new perspectives. Each term OLLI welcomes back veteran instructors who have been with OLLI for years, while also introducing new instructors that have come to us via member recommendation, staff research, or their own outreach.

We are looking for presenters in all range of disciplines but especially seek those who teach in the following disciplines: art, current affairs, Florida studies, history and science.

OLLI has three terms: Fall (September–December), Winter (January–April) and Spring/Summer (May–August). Most programs are offered on weekdays.

2019-2020 Program Calendar

  • Spring/Summer 2020 Term: May 11–August 28

2020-2021 Program Calendar

  • Fall 2020 Term: September 18–December 11, 2020
  • Winter 2021 Term: January 11–April 30, 2021
  • Spring/Summer 2021 Term: May 10–August 27, 2021

Proposal deadlines

  • Fall 2020: Friday, May 1, 2020
  • Winter 2021: Monday, August 10, 2020
  • Spring/Summer 2021: Monday, February 8, 2021

Submitting a Proposal

  1. Read the OLLI Instructor Handbook (revised 2019)
  2. Complete the OLLI Course Proposal Form
Questions about teaching for OLLI? Please email OLLI at olliregistrar@eckerd.edu