Why Join OLLI?

"I took my first Osher classes in 2006 and it was a love affair from the beginning."

"Members are folks who have had some great chapters in their lives and now want something more."

"I joined the Osher program when I moved to Pittsburgh and it is the best thing I could have done to stay active and meet new friends."

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Pittsburgh (fondly called, OLLI at Pitt) is a vibrant learning community of adults, age 50 and more, who share a common interest in exploring new and fascinating areas of knowledge and engaging in new activities, experiences, and skills.  Members enjoy many excited benefits including:

OLLI Courses

From politics to poetry, members choose from a rich array of stimulating noncredit courses taught by current and retired faculty as well as other community professionals.

OLLI Special Interest Groups (SIGS)

These small member-led groups provide an opportunity to connect on topics of mutual interest outside of the classroom, building connections among members.  Topics can vary from knitting to big conversations and anything in between.

Undergraduate Course Audit

Pitt OLLI members can choose from among hundreds of intellectually challenging undergraduate courses in the arts, social sciences, and natural sciences offered through the University of Pittsburgh Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.  No tests, no grades, no papers - just learning for the love of learning.

OLLI Special Events

Lectures, informal discussions, tours, day trips, cultural events and travel provide additional outlets for learning, enjoyment, and meeting others with similar interests.

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