Welcome to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Where curiosity never retires


The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at San Francisco State University offers adults, age 50 and older, opportunities for continued learning, along with programs and activities for social and cultural enrichment in a congenial and supportive environment. Learn more about membership ...

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Dig into current courses with video intros, straight from our instructors. Explore our Lifelong Learning community, groups, outings, lectures, and more.

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Be Part of a Community

At the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, our members become part of a network that builds the kinds of relationships that define an exclusive, vibrant and engaged learning community.

Interest Groups

Join OLLI trips, social groups, and special interest groups to meet new people and broaden your horizons.

Get Involved

Volunteers are the heartbeat of OLLI. All members are encouraged to help plan or lead our great programs.

Vistas & Byways

Discover and contribute fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual arts through Vistas & Byways Literary Review.

Support OLLI

Your gift to the institute is an investment that will help propel our success today — and in the future.


"I often think about how interwoven OLLI has become in my life. Many of my core friends were developed through OLLI. The structure of my retirement days light up with enjoyable and worthwhile learning opportunities, as well as mingling with other life-long learners."

Al Crowell, OLLI member since 2009

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We're conveniently located!

With most classes centrally located in downtown San Francisco at the Westfield Centre, as well as SF State’s main campus, OLLI is both convenient and accessible for our members.


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