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The School of Professional Development hosts the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at SBU Program. OLLI at SBU is one of 124 Osher Institutes, all made possible by generous grants and endowments from the Bernard Osher Foundation. OLLI is dedicated to providing a lively and intellectually challenging array of non-credit courses taught year-round in a university setting by other OLLI members. The program currently offers social and cultural enrichment through thought-provoking workshops per semester and a variety of exciting day-trips. 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. There are no tests, no grades—no pre-requisites to join!Continue Reading...
OLLI workshops cover every possible genre you can imagine and are led by current OLLI members who volunteer their time. New workshops are always being considered and many are inspired by members of OLLI. There are many avenues for participation in OLLI aside from taking workshops. We encourage members to join one of our many committees, teach a workshop or attend one of our special event trips or lecture series.
The different tiers of memberships offered at OLLI at SBU have expanded. The program now offers Annual memberships that encompass the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters; Term memberships that encompass a single semester and Recreational memberships for members who are interested in participating in off campus recreational activities all while still having the benefits of attending OLLI programming and events. Offering different tiers of membership allows the program to be more affordable to seniors on a fixed income and also allows members who travel during the winter months to have an opportunity to participate without paying the full annual membership price.