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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

OLLI is an academic program of Dominican founded in 2004 and supported by a generous endowment from the Bernard Osher Foundation, the generosity of the university, and member donations and tuition. The program offers four, six and eight-week, challenging, non-credit liberal arts courses for adults over 50 as well as workshops and clubs.












Classes in these academic areas:

  • Art History
  • History
  • Law
  • Literature
  • Science
  • Political Science
  • Film
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Workshops in creative writing, drawing and other art forms
  • Read about our Winter 2015 courses


    Online Registration  

    Online registration for the Spring 2015 Session begins on March 2, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. for Premium Members and on March 9, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. for Session and Basic Members. Summer 2015 registration begins on April 27, 2015 for Premium Members and May 4, 2015 for Session and Basic Members.  For easy instructions, click here. Or to register once enrollment opens, click on the Register Now button.

    OLLI Strategic Plan 2015 - 2020

    We are proud to share with you here the recently completed OLLI Strategic Plan 2015 - 2020.  The Strategic Planning Committee worked very hard over the last year to create a comprehensive guide to OLLI at Dominican's future growth.  Please click here to read further.

    Spring Summer 2015 Open House

    Date: Sunday, March 1, 2015
    Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    Location: Angelico Concert Hall, Dominican Campus 50 Acacia Ave. San Rafael

    During the Open House each instructor will give a short preview of his or her course. This is a great time to meet instructors and mingle with OLLI members. The event is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.



    Read latest about Dominican/OLLI and our members




    Spotlight Course

    Illuminated Medieval Manuscripts

    A new course taught by distinguished art historian, Professor and Chair of Art History, Leslie Ross, Ph.D. This 4-week course offers an engaging introduction to the most brilliant art forms of the medieval period.



    Photographs courtesy of OLLI member, John Sircus.

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