Winter 2020 Courses and Clubs

Everything you need to know about our next session and registration can be found here. 

 Session Information

Winter Session: January 13 - March 20
Mondays Date Time Location Instructor
The Films of Alfred Hitchcock, Part 2: 1940-1958 Jan. 13, 27; Feb. 3, 10, 24; March 2, 9, 16 (no class Jan. 20 and Feb. 17) 10:20 a.m.-noon Guzman Lecture Hall Cary Pepper
American Folk Music: The Golden Age: 1950-75 Jan. 13, 27; Feb. 3, 10, 24; March 2, 9, 16 (no class Jan. 20 and Feb. 17) 12:30 p.m.- 2:10 p.m. Guzman Lecture Hall Pete Elman
American Fiction Book Club Jan. 13, 27; Feb. 10, 24 2:30-4 p.m. Guzman Hall, Room 201 Jeanne Lese
Ancient Philosophy Jan. 14, 21; Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25; March 3, 10 (no class Jan. 28) 2-3:40 p.m. Guzman Lecture Hal Matt Dance
The Economist Club Jan. 14, 21, 28; Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25; March 3 3:50-5:20 p.m. Martin de Porres 101 Michael Bremer
After Raphael: Counter-Reformation Rome and Beyond Jan. 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; March 4 10 a.m.- 11:45 a.m. Villa Marin Sunnie Evers
Satire, Parody, and Farce: In Performance Jan. 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; March 4 12:30-2:10 p.m. Guzman Lecture Hall Larry Eilenberg

Short Stories Club NEW CLUB
Jan. 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; March 4 2:30- 4 p.m. Guzman Hall, Room 201 Lynn Sieben
Global Hotspots: Part 2 Jan. 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 20, 27; March 5, 12 10:50 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Unity in Marin Darren Zook
British Revolutions:
Kings, Queens, and Knaves
Jan. 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27; March 5 2-3:40 p.m. Guzman Lecture Hall Bruce Elliott
The Socratic Circus Club Jan. 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 27; March 5, 12 3:50-5:20 p.m. Marin de Porres 101 Mitch Grunat
Writing Poetry, the Language of the Soul Jan. 17, 24, 31; Feb. 7, 21, 28; March 6, 20 10:20 a.m.- noon Guzman Hall, Room 201 Diane Frank
A Feast of Psychology (six weeks) Jan. 17, 24, 31; Feb. 7, 14, 21 10:20 a.m.-noon Guzman Lecture Hall Dominican Psych. Dept.
The Richness of Rossini: Amazing Operas Jan. 17, 24, 31; Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28; March 6 1:30-3:15 p.m. Unity in Marin Kip Cranna
The Adams Family Jan. 31; Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28; March 13 1:30- 3:15 p.m. Dance Palace, Pt. Reyes Station Mick Chantler
Making Music Club Jan. 17, 24, 31; Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28; March 6 2:30- 4 p.m. Martin de Porres 101 JoAnn Levin

Please note — No classes on January 20, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and February 17, Presidents Day


Frequently Asked Questions

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For Winter registration: 

Premium Member: Monday, December 2
Basic and Session Members: Monday, December 9

Early registration is strongly recommended. All members must register by the first day of the course(s).

Register online now

There are two ways to register:

No, we are unable to accept registrations via telephone, however you can register online, in person or via mail. 

You will receive an enrollment confirmation via email. If you have any questions please call (415) 458-3763.

Members are eligible for a refund of all fees minus an administrative fee of $25, if the request is received in writing at least one week before the first class of the session.

Dominican students (undergraduate and graduate) may audit courses. Otherwise, auditing is not permitted. Additionally, please be informed, members may not visit courses that are full.

  • We encourage and welcome guests who are not current or past OLLI members.
  • Guests are only permitted to attend courses that are not full/closed. OLLI members are asked to contact the OLLI office at (415) 458-3763 to confirm space availability.
  • OLLI members enrolled in a course may bring up to two guests to one class. A guest may attend only once, even with different hosts. Before attending a second class of a course, the guest must register for the entire course.
  • Absent members cannot send replacements to class (registrations are non-transferable).

Yes. If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, please send a personal letter with your contact information and your most recent tax statement (the page with the taxable income). We recommend that you send your request before December 2, 2019. If you are selected for a scholarship, you pay the administrative fee of $25 each session and may attend one course per session.

Yes. Dominican University faculty, staff, alumni, and Villa Marin residents are eligible for discounts. Please note: discounts are not extended to family members

The OLLI office is in the Anne Hathaway Cottage, next to Guzman Lecture Hall, 50 Acacia St., San Raphael. 

The majority of courses are held on the Dominican campus. Other course locations include Villa Marin in San Rafael, Unity in Marin in Novato, and the Dance Palace in Pt. Reyes Station. 

Classes are taught by experienced professors in the discipline, the majority of whom hold a Ph.D. in their field. Certain classes such as film, law, and medicine are taught by distinguished practitioners.

According to OLLI policy, homework cannot be required. Some faculty may recommend particular books, articles or websites.

Your support is invaluable. To make a gift to Olli, please visit our giving webpage. And thank you!