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Southern Oregon University

OLLI Updates
  • 2016-17 membership drive starts July 1
  • Fall catalog mailed out & online July 25
  • Course requests begin on July 25
  • OLLI Open House on July 27
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Southern Oregon University provides over 1,700 members with intellectually stimulating courses and social functions. Currently, there are approximately 100 offerings in each of three terms, starting in September and ending in June. An annual fee covers all courses that a member takes during the fall, winter, and spring terms. Members may request multiple courses and will be registered in as many as class space permits. OLLI students may attend courses on both the Ashland and Medford SOU campuses.

    Volunteer instructors, most often OLLI members, share their expertise and passions in courses spanning such diverse topics as art, hiking, history, investments, landscaping, music, political science, science, travel, theatre, and writing. Since there are no tests, papers or grades, and the classroom environment is casual and relaxed, classes are fun for both students and instructors.

    OLLI is more than attending classes and social functions. Members are afforded the opportunity to volunteer in our member-run organization. They are encouraged to: serve on committees, teach courses, assist in orienting newcomers, host classes, and participate in OLLI governance by becoming a member of the Council.

    Eager to learn, just for the fun of it? Select from the topics on the menu to the left, and when in doubt, refer particularly to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). You may also contact the OLLI office by email at, or telephone (541) 552-6048.

    OLLI is affiliated with Southern Oregon University's Division of Continuing Education.