About OLLI

Mission

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at SF State is an active community of peers age 50 and up engaged in learning through classes, interest groups, and events at the SF State downtown and main campuses. Stimulating and provocative six-week courses provide personal and social enrichment, taught by current and retired SF State professors and other experts.

Organization

OLLI was founded at SF State in 2003. Decisions about the curriculum and programming are made by a nine-member volunteer council, elected by fellow OLLI members, in partnership with the director. Funding is provided in part by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

Membership

Join an open and nurturing community of instructors and lifelong learners committed to the joy of learning. All membership packages are valid for one year from membership start date. If you have any questions about membership packages or course registration, please call 415-817-4243.

Scholarships

The Hal Wanaselja Memorial Scholarship Fund

6 scholarships for lifelong learning courses are available through the generosity of Maryalice Reinmuller in loving memory of her husband Hal. Hal was a life-long learner. His family home was, on then rural, Staten Island, NY where the family property line ran close to the local railroad tracks. He was fascinated by rail travel and it became his vocation and avocation and enabled him to travel the world. The youngest of six children of Estonian immigrants, music, art, education and living history were a part of his heritage. Hal loved OLLI; the classes, teachers and classmates who challenged him to think, question and laugh. Please email olli@sfsu.edu or call 415-817-4342 for more information on how to be considered for the scholarships

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Volunteer Opportunities

Contribute your experience and knowledge as a volunteer.