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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Adult learners in Marin County and the greater Bay Area can pursue an array of enriching, educational offerings from OLLI. For more than 15 years, we’ve offered older adults fun, challenging learning opportunities on our beautiful, serene San Rafael campus. 

Each session our schedule includes non-credit courses, workshops, and clubs and “Food for Thought” luncheons. Led by expert academics and accomplished artists and writers, our courses typically meet weekly over the course of four, six, or eight weeks. Most class periods are just under two hours. In addition to courses on our main campus, you can also find classes at senior residences and other Marin County venues.

Exploration of Multiple Subject Areas

OLLI courses are not-for-credit. This means there is no homework, exams, or grades (and no pressure!) It’s learning for learning’s sake. You’ll find non-credit courses and workshops in many topical areas, including:

  • Art history
  • Film
  • History, politics and economics
  • Literature and language
  • Science

Eclectic and Engaging Topics

Our ever-changing selection of lifelong learning opportunities include course and workshop titles such as: "Satire, Parody and Farce," "Galaxies, Cosmology and the Accelerating Universe" and "Cybersecurity: A Guide for the Perplexed". Please see our current course brochure  for more information.

OLLI Clubs

OLLI clubs are very popular and include everything from Making Music to the Socratic Circus Club. Please see our course brochure for more information.

Contact Information

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Become a member of OLLI at the level that fits your needs and interests the most.

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Upcoming Courses and Clubs

There are so many options. Find out what we’re offering now and what we’re offering next.

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Meet the OLLI Team

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Kathie Henderson, PhD

Director of OLLI
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Calum MacKechnie, MEd

Associate Director, OLLI
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Michelle van Kriedt

Assistant Director, OLLI

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