Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Dear OLLI Community,

In light of the current environment surrounding COVID-19, Sonoma State has suspended all face-to-face teaching for the semester, including OLLI. Please check our website and your emails for updates as we work through any necessary refunds.

To remain connected and curious during this time, we are sending out our new “Odds and Ends” e-newsletter twice each week featuring OLLI updates, recipes, movie suggestions, and links for online concerts, science lectures, virtual museum tours and other learning opportunities. If you are not yet on our email list and would like to be added, please email Chris at christine.alexander@sonoma.edu.


OLLI Spring 2020 Course Catalog


OLLI is a unique learning community for adults age 50 years old or better. OLLI offers the very best continuing education with no tests and no grades. Distinguished SSU faculty and other Bay Area educators enjoy sharing their expertise with OLLI students, whose life experience and curiosity enrich the exchange of ideas.

OLLI at SSU is one of over 100 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes nationwide. The program is supported by student fees, donations, and the earnings on an initial endowment generously provided by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Joining OLLI at SSU means discovering new friends, new knowledge, and new ways to bring meaning and enjoyment to your life. Courses are taught in six week sessions (Fall, Winter, and Spring) at two locations. Areas of study range across many subjects:

  • Arts
  • Contemporary Issues
  • Food & Wine
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social & Political History
  • World Cultures