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. 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.


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.

Learn more about membership at OLLI SF State. If you have any questions about membership 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