Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Satisfy your curiosity. Sharpen your mind. Share your passions. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Dominican University of California was designed for lifelong learners like you.

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Welcome to OLLI

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is a close-knit community of adults, ages 50+, who believe in lifelong learning, engagement and exploration. Our not-for-credit courses and workshops include art history, film, history, politics and economics, literature and language, and science. There are no mandatory exams, assignment or grades. We invite you to continue your journey of lifelong learning through our courses, lectures, and clubs. 

This winter session, Mondays might be your favorite weekday rediscovering The Films of Humphrey Bogart. Or are you more interested in the mind-body-connection? Try the live Tai Chi class on Tuesdays. Actually, you don’t have to choose: You can explore it all from arts to economics.


OLLI has enriched my life for the last 12+ years and will continue to do so. Early on, classes were all in-person and I had never been on the beautiful Dominican campus. Discovering Dominican was in itself a treat, but then add the inspiring teachers and broad spectrum of subject matter. During Covid, OLLI a la zoom was a life saver to many of us. Much gratitude for OLLI Dominican.

– Sandy C.

Upcoming Events

Open House - Winter 2024

Join us in Zoom on Friday, December 1 at 10 a.m. for our Winter 2024 Open House and hear from our winter lecturers about their new courses. It's a great chance to learn more about which courses to take in January, so don't miss it! Link to join will be posted here soon.


Past Events

Oak Dowling Lecture on Oppenheimer 

If you missed it, or maybe even saw it, view Oak Dowling's wonderful presentation on Oppenheimer below. Passcode: vY7=#Rpj

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The Fire of Frederick Douglass, Richard Bell

At the end of August, we were treated to a memorable lecture by Professor Richard Bell, of the University of Maryland. View the lecture below.

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Contact Information

Due to health and safety guidelines, our offices will be open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Email inquiries are available every day.

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Meet the OLLI Team

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Calum MacKechnie, MEd

Director of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
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Gina Pandiani

Program Manager, OLLI

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