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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 1 part-time assistant, OLLI at CSULB is operated totally by volunteers, from Instructors to committees and clerical work. There are four eight-week sessions each year. Classes are typically ninety 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 ninety 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 at Leisure World in Seal Beach, in downtown Long Beach, and at the Alpert Jewish Community Center. Membership is currently about 1800.

Bernard Osher Foundation Supports Lifelong Learning


OLLI at CSULB would like to thank Mr. Bernard Osher, Barbro 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/College-based, lifelong learning programs for adults fifty years of age or older throughout the United States.

Interested in knowing more about Mr. & Mrs.Osher, the Bernard 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 the "Find an OLLI Near You"  page to get to the websites of each OLLI. Enjoy browsing!

Visit the Bernard Osher Foundation

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at the National Resource Center

CSULB Academic Calendar 2018-2019

OLLI Session Calendar 2018 - 2019

View the OLLI Strategic Plan

View the OLLI ByLaws - 2015

Jan. 4 - Feb. 28

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Winter Class list

View the Winter SUN catalog

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NOTE: NO CLASSES at Leisure World. See changes listed here.

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LifeFit Center
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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.

Check out some OLLI statistics here

OLLI Photo Album