About OLLI

**All classes, lectures, interest groups, and events are currently meeting online.**

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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. Stimulating and provocative six-week courses and short Mini Courses provide personal and social enrichment, taught by current and retired professors, and other experts.

Photo of 2017 OLLI Preview event


OLLI was founded at SF State in 2003. In addition to the OLLI director and staff, there are several member-led committees which help guide curriculum, programming and finances. The Council is an advisory body of members elected by OLLI members to serve 1-2 years. All committee chairpersons - Curriculum, Membership, Marketing, Course Development - sit on the Council.

Funding is provided in part by the Bernard Osher Foundation.


Join an open and nurturing community of instructors and lifelong learners committed to the joy of learning.  Annual membership is valid for one year from membership start date.

Learn more about membership at OLLI SF State. If you have any questions about membership, course packages, or course registration, please email olli@sfsu.edu.

Support Lifelong Learning at SF State

Your tax-free contribution helps to make lifelong learning programs accessible to everyone. Find out more about supporting OLLI.

Volunteer Opportunities

Contribute your experience and knowledge as a volunteer. Find out how you can help. olli@sfsu.edu