What is the Lifelong Learning Institute of OWU?

The Lifelong Learning Institute of Ohio Wesleyan University recognizes that learning throughout one’s life is an important pursuit in acquiring knowledge and skills, examining new ideas and fueling one’s curiosity among many other benefits. Ohio Wesleyan promotes and provides, in collaboration with other community organizations, a variety of educational programs using peer learning concepts, to benefit intellectually curious older adults.

LLI courses are non-credit-bearing and are offered in a collaborative, inclusive style to encourage participation, peer learning, and engagement with the material.

Term Information

The first term of the LLI of OWU successfully launched in fall of 2019, featuring a variety of courses and presenters. LLI courses were held on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan, as well as at other Delaware locations.  The Lifelong Learning Institute looks forward to welcoming back LLI participants for in-person classes.

Check back for more information on the Spring 2023 term, which starts on March 27th.  Registration opens on February 20th.


The registration fee is $75 each term allows you to sign up for as many courses as you like, subject to availability. The registration fee is payable upon registration.

LLI Scholarships

The Lifelong Learning Institute of Ohio Wesleyan University is pleased to be able to offer a limited number of scholarships in 2023 thanks to generous support from SourcePoint. Each $50 scholarship will be directed toward the Lifelong Learning Institute total registration fee of $75 for the Spring 2023 term.

Applicants need to meet the eligibility requirements and complete an application to be considered with scholarships limited to one per approved applicant in 2023. Scholarship applications will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis. As scholarship funds are limited, the Lifelong Learning Institute will not be able to meet all requests and submission of a scholarship application does not guarantee scholarship assistance. The information you provide will be held in confidence.

For additional information, please email LLI@owu.edu or call 740-368-3078.

Lifelong Learning Institute Contact Information


Ohio Wesleyan University
61 S. Sandusky St.
Delaware, OH 43015


Email LLI@owu.edu or call Debbie Lewis at 740-368-3078.