Siskiyou Center Programs
Southern Oregon University holds a twenty-year track record of success in the growing field of older adult education. We offer popular high-quality learning experiences through several venues:
OLLI OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) offers its members opportunities to pursue current intellectual interests and to explore, with an academic approach, new areas of learning. Classes are held week days on Southern Oregon Uiversity’s campus in Ashland and the RCC-SOU campus in Medford.
Senior Ventures is Southern Oregon University's own program, offering educational adventures combined with housing on the University's campus in Ashland.
Emeritus Faculty remains a vital part of University life even while freed from routine. Quarterly newsletters and programs offer social and intellectual opportunities.
Auditing credit classes is another great way to discover new horizons and to be involved in campus life. People age 65 and older, may attend classes normally offered for credit with instructor permission on a space-available basis at no charge (except for class materials). Incidental or Health Services fee privileges are not provided and the University does not maintain any records of enrollment. Those wishing to check out library books can purchase a community card from the Loan Services desk in the SOU Library. Obtain an authorization form in the Registration Center (Britt 230) at the beginning of each term.
Southern Oregon University's Siskiyou Center offer high-quality educational programs in Ashland and throughout the Pacific Northwest, for older adult audiences both locally and nationally. We engage in learning for the joy of learning. Education occurs both in the classroom and in the learning community formed by participants. These experiences contribute to personal growth, improved health, and a richer society for all.
We honor the richness of life experience and distinct signature of each person's life.
We value a balanced, well-rounded life experience.
We respect each person's contribution to the community we share.
We change lives every day through learning experiences.