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Nov 10 - Dec 31, 2022

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSU Monterey Bay (OLLI)


The mission of OLLI@CSUMB is to create and facilitate an educational program that delivers the joys and benefits of lifelong learning. OLLI celebrates the insatiable curiosity of older adults and their ongoing quest to learn about, engage with, and contribute to the world around them.

The Big Idea

By necessity, the pandemic forced OLLI to quickly transition to an online-centric community, with the bulk of classes conducted via Zoom. While the program has continued to deliver a high-quality lifelong learning experience, it's been difficult to replicate OLLI's hallmark social interaction from our individual living rooms. The "Back Under One Roof" initiative aims to enhance social engagement and further build community through our strongest in-person offering in over two years. Over 50% of our courses will be conducted via an in-person gathering. We'll proceed cautiously, with safety always at the forefront. Increased staffing and new technology will allow us to not only come together under one roof, but also stream content to those not quite ready to return to the classroom. Of course we'll continue to offer a wide selection of online courses across all subjects for those who prefer the convenience and flexibility of participating from home.

"It's impossible to quantify the worth, value and importance of OLLI. For over fifteen years, it has continued to provide a joyful means of intellectual and social exploration to our over-50 community, covering the highest quality materials on varied, in-depth subjects and presented by a dynamic, distinguished faculty."

- Malcolm Weintraub