Photos of the vibrant OLLI community

Who We Are

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UC Berkeley is a membership community that curates inspiring educational programs, research opportunities, and social gatherings year-round for adults ages 50 and above. Our courses and events showcase the best, most relevant scholarship flourishing on campus and in the community — ideas and insights informed by today’s news, tailored for learners with decades of lived experiences.  


Our mission is to create and facilitate a public space for the community and campus to experience the joys and benefits of lifelong learning. We celebrate the insatiable curiosity of older adults and their ongoing quest to learn about, engage with, and contribute to the world around them.

Curated Learning

We offer four academic terms per year — fall, winter, spring and summer — and dedicate months to curating each one. We seek to shine a light on a diverse range of voices and subjects, from explorations of how the brain works to journeys through international documentary films. Each offering highlights the most exciting thinking and scholarship thriving on our campus and in our community. 


OLLI @Berkeley was established in 2007 with generous support from the Bernard Osher Foundation and is one of more than 120 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes affiliated with colleges and universities across the country.