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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Stony Brook receives second endowment
With the help of many dedicated OLLI members who volunteer their time and efforts to make OLLI at Stony Brook one of the finest lifelong learning programs in the nation, director Wayne Holo and the OLLI Advisory Board are pleased to announce that the Bernard Osher Foundation, the "architect" of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program, has awarded a second endowment to the Stony Brook Foundation to support the University's OLLI program.

For more information about this gift, visit the University's "Happenings" website and read the article, "University Receives Grant to Enhance Lifelong Learning Opportunities".

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Stony Brook University (formerly the Round Table) is open to all retired and semi-retired individuals who are interested in expanding their intellectual horizons in a university setting.  Avenues for participation include: peer-taught workshops, lectures, special events, committees, and social activities. 

This program is administered by Stony Brook University's School of Professional Development.  

Fall 2017 Information

OLLI Registration - Fall 2017

The Fall 2017 course catalog is ready for your review. Links to the catalog, a printable schedule and the "Bulletin" (printable workshop descriptions) can be found below. If you are unable to print from home, copies of the printable documents will be available in the OLLI office for you to pick up during normal business hours.

IMPORTANT: This is the first published draft of our Fall 2017 catalog and schedule. Available workshops days and times are still subject to change. However, with membership registration just 3 weeks away and workshop registration just 4 weeks away, we feel it is important for our members to see what workshops are currently listed to allow for registration planning. The goal is to ultimately have a "final" catalog and schedule completed before workshop registration begins. 

Remember to also visit the OLLI Events Calendar for a quick review of upcoming, important dates at OLLI including registration dates, help labs and other relevant information. When visiting the OLLI Events Calendar, be sure to click on each calendar event to see details.

On-site registration labs: 11 sessions
Office staff and volunteers will be available for 2 hours on each of the following days in SBS-N123 to work with those who need a little help with the online registration process. These on-site registration labs allow you to sit down at one of our computers with a helper to guide you through your registration.

  • Monday, 10AM-12NOON (August 7, August 21)
  • Tuesday, 10AM-12NOON (August 1, August 8, August 15)
  • Wednesday, 10AM-12NOON (August 2, August 23)
  • Thursday, 10AM-12NOON (August 3, August 10, August 17, August 24)

Special Thanks: 

  • Thank you to all who have already volunteered to help with registration.  
  • Thanks also to the workshop leaders who offered alternate days and times to lead their workshops this fall. This flexibility makes it possible to create our schedule and find rooms for all of our workshops.

Important Dates:

  • *Membership Registration - Week 1 
    • Monday, July 31 - Sunday, August 6
    • 2017-18 Memberships and Fees ONLY (no workshops)
    • $325 annual membership fee includes OLLI's Fall, Spring and Summer programs
  • *Workshop Registration - Weeks 2 through 4: 
    • Monday, August 7 - Friday, August 25
    • Submit your workshop requests for our lottery-based registration
  • Labor Day: The OLLI office will be closed all day on Monday, September 4.
  • Fall Session Start/End Dates: The Fall 2017 session will begin on Monday, September 25 and end on Friday, December 8.
  • Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving break will be Monday, November 20 through Friday, November 24 (no workshops).

*Splitting up the Membership Registration and Workshop Registration in this manner allows our system to handle the high registration volume more efficiently while providing a better overall registration experience for our members.

Other Information:

  • Classrooms Availability: Room assignments in the catalog and schedule are currently listed as "TBA" (To Be Announced). With so many of our classrooms this fall coming from the Registrar's classroom pool, assignments will not be completed until after the university semester begins. Watch for an update on room assignments in week 2 of September once OLLI's room reservations are confirmed. The Online Course Catalog, Workshop Schedule, and your workshop leaders will be updated on final room assignments at this time.
  • OLLI Phone Numbers: 631-632-OLLI (6554) or 631-632-7063

More information to follow
Watch for more Fall 2017 information to be emailed to members soon and keep checking this website.

Other Helpful links:

  • OLLI Classroom Buildings Map - find SBS, SAC, Library, Javits, Humanities buildings and more. (PDF)
  • Priority Registration FAQ - Priority registration gives special consideration to the order in which you "prioritize" your workshop selections. Download this FAQ for more information.


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