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About Us

The mission of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UM, affectionately known as MOLLI, is to offer programs that promote the lifelong learning and personal growth of +50 individuals through a diverse collection of non-credit, short courses offered in the fall, winter, and spring. Our goal is to create an accessible and innovative learning environment so that individuals from all backgrounds and levels of education may pursue learning. This is truly learning for joy of learning – no exams, no grades – just fun!

MOLLI courses expose learners to Montana's best teachers, including emeritus and current UM faculty, as well as professionals from the community. Program offerings include three 6-week terms a year, short courses, and Special Member Events covering topics that range from the Humanities, Fine Arts, Natural and Social Sciences, as well as Political and Current Affairs. MOLLI classes predominantly take place in the School of Extended & Lifelong Learning - Todd Building on the University of Montana campus, but the more hands-on courses may also take place in the community, such as out in the field, in a lab, or in an art studio.

Please take a moment to explore our currrent course offerings on the Course Information page.

Photos courtesy of Lise Lalonde Photography & Terry Folk, photographer. Tree painting by Dorothy Patent.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UM (MOLLI)

School of Extended & Lifelong Learning