Welcome to OLLI at SF State

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is a close community of inquiring adults, age 50+, who believe in lifelong learning, engagement and exploration. Our instructors and lecturers are experts in their fields, skilled educators who are enthusiastic about teaching our members. There are no exams or grades and readings are always optional. Whether through our courses, lectures or interest groups, we invite you to delve into subjects you may have been interested in for years but simply didn’t have time to pursue.

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Find out more about our membership costs and start enjoying courses today.

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Further Questions?

Let us know how we can help by e-mailing us at olli@sfsu.edu.

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Feed Your Curiosity & Creativity

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Our members become part of a network that builds the kinds of relationships that define an exclusive, vibrant and engaged learning community.

Celebrated and proudly run by OLLI members, the Vistas & Byways Literary Review is where you can discover and contribute fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual arts.

Meet new friends through our shared Interest Groups. And when it’s safe to gather in person again, OLLI trips are perfect to broaden your horizons.


Show Your Support

Your gift to the institute is an investment that will help propel our success today — and in the future. Al Crowell, OLLI member since 2009, tells us about the impact OLLI has had: 

“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.”

This video promotes the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Francisco State University. The video has pictures of different OLLI members at San Francisco State standing next to each other, holding up a letter to spell out many words. The words spelled in the video are inspiring, stimulating, classes, interest groups, community, engaging, connecting, and join us.