Northwest Tucson Campus

Overview:

The Northwest Tucson campus is located in and around the beautiful Casa Adobes, Oro Valley, Marana, and SaddleBrooke areas. Our classes are hosted in various locations in the area, including: Continental Reserve Urgent Care, Countryside Community Center, Golder Ranch Fire Department (Linda Vista Station), Mountain Vista Fire District (Station 610), Pima Community College (Northwest Campus), and Western National Park Association. We are a closely knit, dedicated community that welcomes new members with opportunities to help in continually shaping our future. Clicking on the map to the right will give specific class locations.

Classes:

Study group sessions are up to 2 hours in length, with sessions at different times of day.  However, the field trips can last longer depending on location.

Our three most popular recent classes are:

  •  Journeys - be an "armchair traveler" and explore the world from right here in Arizona. Learn about customs and traditions, see beautiful images and feel like you've been around the world!

  • Desert "Digs" (Homes) at Arizona-Senora Desert Museum - explore homes built by desert creatures, and observe the odd places using unusual materials used.

  • American in the 1960’s: Nine Unique Features of the Decade - examines nine major political, civil rights, economic and cultural issues of the 1960s and looks at how contemporary America was shaped by the events of the era.

We are also the only OLLI-UA campus to offer Special Interest Groups (SIGs). SIGs are a chance to join with others around a common interest and meet as frequently as the group determines is desirable. If there isn't a SIG that captures your interest, you can always propose one!

We tend to have a variety of field trips to explore the area and offerings around us. We've gone to the Mirror Lab at UA, Recycling Center, and Laboratory of Tree Ring Research.

Social:

Our field trips hold a special opportunity for social engagement, and our Special Interest Groups are heavily social in nature. At the end of each semester, we have a social event to bring everyone together. Our members are welcoming and always happy to meet new people.

Leadership Opportunities:

Our campus is wide open for volunteer opportunities.  We are always looking for motivated members to run for campus council, work in support roles such as Audio/Visual or class greeters or study group leaders. If you want to shape the future of our campus and OLLI-UA, there is a role for you with Northwest Tucson Campus.

Membership Dues:

Annual: $130
Semi-Annual: $75
Upgrade to Annual: $65
Special Interest Groups only: $20
​Summer Only: $25