Registration is Open for the Fall 2023 OLLI Term!

Olli Courses

Registration is Open for the Fall 2023 OLLI Term!

Greetings, fellow lifelong learners! Here is some exciting news from The Woodlands to set your autumn spirits ablaze – registration is now open for the fall 2023 OLLI term. Get ready to embark on a new season of knowledge, discovery and camaraderie with a selection of captivating courses. Residents of The Woodlands are only a short walk away from the Furman University campus, making the OLLI experience that much more convenient and fun. 

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This season’s course lineup spans across various categories that are sure to spark your curiosity. Let’s take a sneak peek at a few standout offerings:

Arts, Culture, Literature & Music:

  • Write Life (Th, 10:45 a.m.): Delve into the art of creative writing and explore the nuances of expression through words.
  • Acting & Performing (Th, 1:30 p.m.): Channel your inner thespian and learn the art of captivating performances on stage.
  • Sharing & Enjoying Poetry (W, 1:30 p.m.): Unearth the beauty of poetry and engage in meaningful discussions about its myriad forms and themes.
  • Broadway Musicals II (W, 10:45 a.m.): Embark on a melodic journey through the world of Broadway hits and their enchanting stories.

Computers & Technology:

  • Intro to Artificial Intelligence (W, 10:45 a.m.): Unlock the mysteries of AI and delve into the world of algorithms, machine learning and the future of intelligence.
  • History of Computers (W, 1:30 p.m.): Take a captivating stroll down the memory lane of computing, tracing its evolution and impact on our lives.

Current Events & Business:

  • Grazing Greenville (W, 4:30 p.m.): Embark on a culinary exploration of the city’s food scene, savoring its diverse flavors and gastronomic delights.
  • Go Out With a Plan (W, 9 a.m.): Navigate the waters of retirement planning and ensure a secure future for yourself and your loved ones.

Health, Fitness & Exercise:

  • The Rock Stars (F, 8 a.m.): Embrace the world of rock climbing and challenge yourself physically and mentally as you conquer new heights.
  • Yoga Therapy (M, 3:15 p.m.): Discover the healing power of yoga and its transformative effects on both body and mind.

History & Politics:

  • Transcontinental Railroad (Tu, 10:45 a.m.): Travel back in time to witness the monumental construction of the transcontinental railroad and its pivotal role in shaping America.
  • Why the World Turned Against Israel (W, 3:15 p.m.): Engage in thought-provoking discussions about the complex geopolitics surrounding Israel and its place in the global landscape.


  • Keeping Latin Alive (W, 1:30 p.m.): Dive into the world of ancient languages and keep the flame of Latin burning brightly through engaging discussions.
  • German I (F, 9 a.m.): Embark on a linguistic adventure and learn the fundamentals of the German language, opening doors to new cultures and perspectives.


  • Travel Photography (W, 10:45 a.m.): Capture the essence of your journeys through the lens and learn the art of creating captivating travel photographs.
  • Lightroom CC Classic (W, 9 a.m.): Elevate your photography skills by mastering the powerful tools of Adobe Lightroom for post-processing perfection.

Don’t be discouraged if a favorite course has filled up — join the waitlist! With classes spanning the arts, sciences, humanities and beyond, there’s no doubt that this fall promises to be a season of inspiration and growth. The Furman University OLLI courses offer a chance to dive into a world of intellectual engagement and personal enrichment, all while fostering connections with like-minded individuals who share a passion for lifelong learning.

Stay tuned for more updates, and remember to mark your calendars for important term dates. Check out the cheat sheet below. 

September 6 (W) Instructor Information Session

September 7 (Th) Back to Class Reception 3-4:30 p.m., New Member Orientation 2:30 p.m.

September 11 (M) Classes Begin ( 9 weeks)

November 10 (F) Classes End

Your next adventure in lifelong learning awaits. The Woodlands at Furman has won the “Best of the Upstate” award seven times, and we have a five-star Medicare rating. The community offers a boutique, not-for-profit lifestyle that is focused on providing exceptional care and services to its residents. The Woodlands offers the best of both worlds: a walkable golf course community within six miles of downtown Greenville and just minutes to Blue Ridge Mountain for hiking. Learn more about The Woodlands.

Let’s Connect.

We look forward to meeting you! Call 864-371-3100, or use the form on our Contact page to schedule a personal appointment, or to learn more.