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.

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. 

Course Highlights

Theodore Roosevelt's America - Mick Chantler

July 6 – July 27 (4 weeks) | 10 – 11:40 a.m. | In-person, Guzman Lecture Hall
Teddy Roosevelt was one of perhaps five or six truly transformative presidents in American history. A cultivated, scholarly aristocrat, Roosevelt entered politics during the nation’s “gilded age,” much to the dismay of his peers who regarded government as a tawdry affair dominated by saloon-keepers and greedy commercial types. In the course of his thirty years in public service, he resolved to restore the “heroic, manly virtues” and a sense of sublime destiny to American life. This course will examine the career of this remarkable—if often abrasive and authoritarian—American statesman.

*Recorded courses are available only to OLLI members enrolled in the specific course.

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OLLI at Dominican truly saved my sanity during the pandemic.  I took nearly every class that was offered and fell in love with new topics along with my favorites.  The instructors are excellent, and the classes brought helpful structure and JOY to my days.

– Barbara, 2021

Upcoming Events

Summer 2022 Open House

May 31 | 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. | Online via Zoom
Meet the OLLI Dominican faculty and learn about our exciting array of summer courses. Leaders of our discussion groups will also be there to share their information.

This is your opportunity to find out about our summer courses and activities. Anyone can attend, including non-members who would like to learn more about OLLI.

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Contact Information

Due to health and safety guidelines, our offices will be open on Mondays and Wednesdays by appointment only. Email inquiries are available every day.

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Meet the OLLI Team

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Calum MacKechnie, MEd

Interim Director, OLLI
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Arian Ahmadi

Associate Director, OLLI

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