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!

Programs are offered online and in person during the weekdays 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.

Live in HD Programs

Get ready to be dazzled

Enjoy some of the most creative and talented singers, conductors, composers, musicians, stage directors, designers, visual artists, choreographers, and dancers from around the world through live or recorded HD simulcasts of National Theatre Live and the Metropolitan Opera: Live HD on the Eckerd College campus. All operas are presented with English subtitles.

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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?

Currently, there are no study travel plans for 2022. Please check back for updates.

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.

2022 Program Calendar

  • Winter 2022 Term: January 18–April 29, 2022
  • Spring/Summer 2022 Term: May 9–August 26, 2022
  • Fall 2022 Term: September 19–December 9, 2022

Course Proposal deadlines

  • Spring/Summer 2022: Monday, January 31, 2022
  • Fall 2022: Monday, May 2, 2022
  • Winter 2023: Monday, August 1, 2022

Submitting a Proposal

  1. Read the OLLI Instructor Handbook (revised 2020)
  2. Complete the OLLI Course Proposal Form
Questions about teaching for OLLI? Please email OLLI at