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Frequently Asked Questions - About 

What is OLLI? 

OLLI is a program of the School of Professional Development and is one of 124 Osher Institutes,  dedicated to providing a lively and intellectually challenging array of non-credit courses taught year-round in a university setting by other OLLI members. Learn more about the OLLI program and its history. 

Who can join OLLI?

 OLLI members come from all walks of life and career paths and is open to retired and semi-retired individuals aged 50 or older regardless of their level of education or career experience, who are interested in a diverse learning environment that fosters mutual sharing of ideas, life experiences and the love of learning.  

Are OLLI workshops always online? 

 OLLI at SBU program offers workshops in three different formats: Zoom, hybrid and in-person. 

Zoom workshops are held entirely on Zoom and have no capacity limits for participants.

Hybrid workshops are held In person and Zoom at the same time. Workshop leaders will be on campus, teaching to members in person and members attending on Zoom simultaneously. There is a limit to the capacity of the in-person section of hybrid workshops.

In person workshops are held entirely in person, face to face.