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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. 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.



    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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