Osher Lifelong Learning Institute













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 Fall courses


    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.


    We are excited to announce that online registration begins for OLLI members on December 5, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. For those of you who are used to making purchases online, registering for OLLI courses will be fast and easy.

    Registration link and details will be available here soon. 

    For those of you who do not regularly make purchases online, we will be giving two training sessions on campus to show you the ropes. Space is limited so please sign up early for a training session by sending an email to [email protected] or calling us at 415.458.3763.

    Training Session 1: Thursday, November 20, 2014 – 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Guzman Lecture Hall
    Training Session 2: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 – 2:30 p.m. Guzman Lecture Hall

    Open House

    Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014
    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 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.