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Membership Benefits 

Welcome to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Stony Brook University!

Enjoy opportunities for lifelong learning and friendships through OLLI at SBU’s virtual workshops from the comfort of your home…Zoom from your Room!

OLLI offers a wide range of thought-provoking workshops during three semesters per year in various topics such as:

  • Art
  • Computer Science
  • Current Events
  • Finance & Business
  • Game Theory & Sports
  • History & Politics
  • Language
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Philosophy & Psychology
  • Photography
  • Religion
  • Science
  • Writing
  • and more


Due to continued uncertainty about the future of the coronavirus pandemic, all workshops for the Summer 2021 OLLI Semester will remain virtual for the safety of our members. We have an exciting Summer 2021 semester planned with a wide array of thought-provoking virtual workshops, events and guest speakers.

Members can take advantage of registering for an unlimited number of OLLI Virtual Workshops during the Summer 2021 semester

  • Access to free Zoom training (group & individual) with a full downloadable training guide
  • Access to a variety of virtual Special Events
  • OLLI Virtual Lecture Series featuring engaging guest speakers who share their insights and experiences with the OLLI membership
  • Subscription to our e-newsletter, What’s’ Happening
  • Community engagement amongst members of diverse career, educational and experiential backgrounds
  • Access to participate in OLLI Committees and Councils
  • Access to Stony Brook University G Suite (Gmail, Google drive, Google docs, etc.), licensed SBU Zoom account, SBU virtual events, SBU newsletter and more

The Summer 2021 Semester will begin on Monday, June 7, 2021 and will end on Monday, August 2, 2021.

Register Now!

OLLI Referral Program 

The Referral Program is designed to encourage members to recruit their friends, family and peers to join the OLLI at SBU program. The OLLI program currently offers social and cultural enrichment through thought-provoking workshops each semester and a variety of exciting events. OLLI workshops cover every possible genre you can imagine and are led by current OLLI members who volunteer their time. There are no tests, no grades—no pre-requisites to join!

  • Referrals must be for NEW MEMBERS ONLY; someone who has not been an OLLI member within any semester in 2019 or 2020
  • New member must list full name of active OLLI member that referred them to the OLLI at SBU program when they register online for the first time
  • New member must complete their purchase of an OLLI membership
  • You must be an active paid OLLI at SBU member to claim your special gift
  • You and your referred new member will receive a special OLLI gift before the end of the semester.  
Learn more about the referral program


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