Explore Our Summer 2020 Catalog!


A Note from the Director

Dear OLLI@UHM Community,

Our world has changed immeasurably over the past few months and OLLI-UHM has sought to keep up with the dizzying speed of these changes. In mid-March, with the tremendous help of our staff, and efforts of instructors, we were able to convert a majority of our in-person spring courses and events to versions that were offered online in April via Zoom. We learned a lot and are now offering our entire 12-week Summer session online via Zoom! We know that you would prefer to resume in-person classes in Krauss Hall. We all would. But right now, we all know that is not possible.

Yet we do have the opportunity to keep learning, in a socially connected way - the OLLI way – sharing our knowledge and experience and stories while helping each other adjust to the new technology. Yes, many aspects of our lives have changed. But at OLLI we are still working hard to provide you opportunities for on-going social engagement – so important in these social distancing times – and interesting, enriching, enjoyable learning opportunities. We hope you join us in these new digital adventures that bring us together as we must stay apart.

- Carole Mandryk


Summer Program Overview

We are excited to offer 40+ NEW courses and events, including a new category of member-led Special Interest Discussion Groups! Participate in classes and special events covering a range of topics including art & art history; film, music, & theater; history & culture; language; literature, poetry & drama; multidisciplinary/other; philosophy, religion, & psychology; policy, politics, & current events; practical arts, games & hobbies; science, technology & math; social sciences; travel, writing; and wellness, health, fitness & exercise!


Key Dates for Summer 2020 

  • May 24: OLLI Zoom Open House (Registration stays open until all classes are full).
  • May 25: Online registration begins - No in-person registration this term
  • May 25-29: Registration help available (call 956-2624)
  • May 27: First confirmations of class enrollment
  • June 1: Classes begin
  • June 11: King Kamehameha Day - No classes
  • July 3: Independence Day (Observed) - No classes
  • August 20: Last Day of Summer classes

Preparing for Zoom

You will receive a Zoom link for your upcoming OLLI-UHM classes in an email confirming which classes you got into, and in a reminder email prior to class. Next to each class title, you will see a link. Click on the link to enter the digital classroom. You can also copy and paste that link into your web browser. If your class has multiple sessions, you’ll use the same link every week the class meets.

A Zoom account isn’t required to attend a class session, but you do need to download the app to your device. Anyone can attend a class session using their laptop or desktop, tablet, or smartphone. We’ll be providing Zoom tutorials and troubleshooting issues that may arise.