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Welcome to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSULB

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at California State University Long Beach (CSULB) is a Center in the College of Health and Human Services. With the exception of our Executive Director, Office Administrator and a part-time computer assistant, OLLI at CSULB is operated totally by volunteers, from Instructors to committees and office work. There are four eight-week sessions each year. Classes are typically 90 minute periods and meet one day a week. Classes are held Monday through Saturday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Computer classes are also 90 minute sessions that meet Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM through 5:00 PM. They may vary in length from 4 weeks to 8 weeks. There is an open lab on Fridays available to all OLLI students for individualized help and practice.

OLLI offers 80-95 widely varied non-credit courses of interest to persons 50 years of age or older at each session. There is no academic prerequisite for admission or to participate in the classes, just a desire to learn. In addition to classes on campus, others are offered in downtown Long Beach, and at the Alpert Jewish Community Center. There are currently about 1800 members!

Bernard Osher Foundation Supports Lifelong Learning

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OLLI at CSULB thanks Mr. Bernard Osher, Barbro Sachs-Osher and the Bernard Osher Foundation for their generous support of our mission to provide quality educational opportunities throughout the life span. This foundation, based in San Francisco, supports 120 University and College-based, lifelong learning programs for adults 50 years of age or older throughout the United States.

Interested in knowing more about Mr. & Mrs.Osher, the Osher Foundation or the other Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes?  Click on the link below to visit the Foundation's website which contains biographical information. Click on the link to the OLLI National Resource Center, then navigate to "Find an OLLI Near You" link at the top of the page to get to the websites of each OLLI. Enjoy browsing!

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OLLI  National Resource Center



CSULB Academic Calendar 2018-2019


OLLI Session Calendar 2019

View the OLLI Strategic Plan


View the OLLI ByLaws - 2015


April 2 - May 25

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Osher Foundation gives two $1 Million Endowments to OLLI

“Senior University” founded in 1996 in the College of Health and Human Services, became the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSULB (OLLI @ CSULB) in 2006 when it was awarded a $1 Million endowment by the Bernard Osher Foundation in recognition of its dedication to lifelong learning,.

A second endowment was received in 2012 in recognition of its growth and development as a center to provide educational, social, and personal renewal opportunities for “seasoned adults” 50 years of age and older. “This endowment is a tribute to our members who volunteer their time to make OLLI at CSULB a dynamic learning environment for mature adults; and to the College of Health and Human Services’ visionary leaders over the past 20 years who have seen value in promoting lifelong learning and in mingling generations on a university campus,” said Dr..Barbara White, executive director of OLLI at CSULB. 

Our OLLI was cited by the Foundation as an exemplary program because of the quality of its educational opportunities and its robust fundraising plan. Members also enjoy a “wellness” component offered by the College of Health and Human Services—the LifeFit Center at the Beach —that provides individualized exercise programs for older adults and opportunities to participate in research to promote  healthy and successful aging.

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