Santa Clara University

Osher Lifelong Learning


OLLI stands for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. OLLI@SCU is one of 118 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes made possible by generous grants from the Bernard Osher Foundation. These Institutes are from Maine to Hawaii, and collectively they have over 90,000 members.

OLLI is a community of learners age 50 and better. Instruction is at university level, but no particular educational background is required. There are no tests, graders, or papers. The classes you select may have some reading or other preparation. To participate in classes, you must be a member of OLLI.

The program is funded by interest from an Osher Foundation endowment, course and membership fees, donations from OLLI members and others. Santa Clara University provides in-kind support (classroom and office space, audiovisual equipment, discounts and services such as finance, purchasing, security and facilities).


If you would like more information on the OLLI program, or would like to get a speaker, someone to staff an information table or get brochures on the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute then just contact the OLLI@SCU office.

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