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OLLI at Emory

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Emory is a lifelong learning program for seasoned adults who enjoy learning for fun. At OLLI, the thirst for knowledge never ends, with classes and social programs that nourish the mind, body, and soul. Build friendships with others who live in the spirit of learning and personal growth by choosing from dozens of classes and special interest programs.

Zoom Course Support

Having trouble accessing your online OLLI course on Zoom? Please review the tabs below.

Students have to sign into a Zoom account to join all of our class meetings. If you do not have a Zoom account, you will need to create a free Zoom account in order to participate in the class. You have two options:

  1. You can create a free account by entering your email and setting up a password. (Option 1)
  2. You can create a Zoom account by logging in with Facebook or Google. (Option 2)
Please create your Zoom account at least 1 day prior to the start of your class so that you are able to join the class on class day(s).

Create a New Zoom Account

The instructions for creating a new Zoom account are below.

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your birthdate for verification, if asked.
  3. Enter your personal email address when asked for your "
  4. Click Sign Up
  5. You will receive an email from Zoom ( In this email, click Activate Account. (You may need to copy and paste the activation URL into your browser to activate your account.)
  6. On the page that opens up in your web browser, enter your first and last names, as well as a password for your account.
  7. Skip inviting others to join Zoom, if asked. 
  8. Once your account has been created, download Zoom. 

Sign Up for a Zoom AccountQuick Start Guide for New Users

Sign in with Facebook or Google

If you do not want to create a new account to use with Zoom, you can sign up to use Zoom by signing into either your Facebook or Google accounts, if applicable. This is recommended if you prefer to have fewer accounts and passwords. 

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your birthdate for verification, if asked.
  3. Scroll below where you would enter your email and look for:
Sign on Options

The first option, Sign in with SSO, is meant for people who have a Zoom account through their employer. Choose from the latter two options, Sign in with Facebook or Sign in with Google, and follow the instructions below. 

Learn to login with GoogleLearn to login with Facebook

Download Zoom for Mac/PC

We recommend that you join every course from a laptop or desktop computer running Windows or Mac OS.

Getting started on Windows and Mac
Learn how to use the Zoom desktop client for Windows and Mac

Visit Downloads Page

Weekday Support

If you have difficulty joining your meeting on the day of your course, our Enrollment Services team Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM at(404) 727-5489

Join a Meeting on Mobile

Joining a meeting from your phone or tablet works differently than joining on your computer from a link sent to your email. 

  1. Open the Zoom mobile app. If you have not downloaded the Zoom mobile app yet, you can download it from the Google Play Store, Apple App Store, or from Amazon for your Kindle Fire. Instructions for this process are provided in the next section. 
  2. Sign in to your account. If you do not have a Zoom account, you will need to follow the instructions on other tabs to create an account. 
  3. Click Join and enter the meeting ID number you were sent in your course reminder email. Zoom will also allow you to change your display name, which is helpful if you share an account. 
  4. Select if you would like to connect audio and/or video and select Join or Join Meeting.

Download on Zoom on Mobile

Instructions are provided below for iOS and Android devices. We cannot help troubleshoot issues on your specific phone or tablet. 

Getting started with iOS
Learn how to use the Zoom mobile app for iOS.

Getting started with Android
Learn how to use the Zoom mobile app for Android. 

System requirements for iOS, iPadOS, and Android

Current Session Courses

OLLI courses currently underway.

View Current Courses (Current Session Courses)

Upcoming Courses

OLLI courses starting next session.

View Upcoming Courses (Upcoming Courses)

One-Day Courses

These courses, often presentations or events, last only one day.

View One-Day Courses (One-Day Courses)

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes.  Starting June 2021, all OLLI students must have a current OLLI membership to register for classes.

Due to COVID-19, all courses are currently held online using Zoom. In September 2021, we will transition back to in-person classes and offer several different course options (in-person, hybrid and Zoom).

In-person classes are held at Emory Continuing Education, which is located at 2635 Century Pkwy NE, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30345.

What are hybrid courses? Hybrid course options are where some students attend face-to-face in the classroom and others join simultaneously via Zoom. These courses have limited seats in the classroom available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Other students sign up for the online option and join the class via Zoom.

Get Directions

OLLI students and instructors may park in the open-air lot directly in front of the building. Deck parking is reserved for the employees of Century Center tenants.

Registration Options

  1. Register online at by logging in to your account
  2. Call the office to register by phone — 404-727-5489

Registering Online

1. Go to and click LOGIN in the upper right corner.

Login Button

2. Select Student Login

3. Under the Emory Continuing Education and OLLI Student Login header in the center of the page, enter the email address you use to register for OLLI courses, and log in using the password you previously set up. * 

Please note:  If you have not reset your password since our software change in May 2021, you will need to reset your password.  Enter your email and click “forgot password.”  You will be prompted to enter a new password.  Once completed, close your web browser window, reopen your browser and go back to  You should then be able to login to your account using your email and password.  If you have any issues, please call OLLI at 404-727-5489.

You will receive an email from Learn at Emory Continuing Education confirming your class selections with receipt. (All Zoom links will be sent the day before your class start date.)

Courses typically begin on the first Monday of each month (with the exception of holidays).

Fall (Short)Sep 7 - Oct 1
Fall (Long)Oct 4 - Nov 19
Winter (Short)Dec 1 - Dec 17
Winter (Long)Jan 10 - Feb 28
Spring (Short)Mar 1 - Mar 28
Spring (Long)Apr 4 - May 20
Summer (Short)Jun 6 - Jul 1
Summer (Long)Jul 11 - Aug 26

Our courses are taught by a wide variety of qualified personnel. We’re very proud of the instructors we attract. Please view the Instructors page to view biographies of past, present, and future instructors.

View Instructor Biographies