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 (now offering in-person and online), 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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"OLLI is on my short list of organizations that I donate to every year. The reason for this is that OLLI provides a key service - continuous learning - as well as a community of like-minded people. I am confident that every dollar I give to OLLI will be spent in a cost effective and transparent way. I am also very heartened by the commitment of all members to keeping OLLI strong and vibrant.” — Sara Seims
"On-going intellectual engagement and social interaction has been proven to enhance the quality of one’s life. Through our participation in classes at Olli, my husband and I have benefitted from stimulating educational experiences and the development of strong friendships. For these reasons, we make an annual contribution to support SF State OLLI’s on-going mission to enhance the lives of all who seek to continue their intellectual and social growth." — Kathryn Santana Goldman
Feed Your Curiosity & Creativity
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.
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Your gift to the institute is an investment that will help propel our success today — and in the future.
Being a part of the OLLI family has been such an integral part of my post retirement life. It has been wonderful to learn, make friends and expand horizons in such a supportive environment. The pandemic online classes are remarkable. My donation is an expression of gratitude for all OLLI has provided for me.
Ronell Reyna, OLLI Member
Our video speaks to the vibrancy of our community!