The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is a program in the Office of Engagement and Community Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. Established in 2005, it is supported by the Bernard Osher Foundation and is one of 125 OLLIs located on college campuses throughout the United States. The National Resource Center for Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes, located at the Northwestern University, provides technical assistance to the OLLI programs across the country.


The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute aspires to create a dedicated intellectual environment for older adult students, nurturing a lifelong passion for learning. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute fosters lifelong learning through courses and programs that engage the learner, provide social interaction, and enrich lives. OLLI’s faculty, which includes University of Pittsburgh professors and retired faculty, challenge participants to understand the cultural forces of today, to interact socially and intellectually with one another, and to live empowered lives.


Learn more about the History of the Osher Movement Nationally. View a video from the President of the Bernard Osher Foundation and others.


View contact information for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute staff.


OLLI would not be possible without the generous support of members who give their time to these standing committees: advisory, curriculum, membership, and fundraising.