The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - Carnegie Mellon University

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), formerly the Academy for Lifelong Learning, is a gathering of people eager to enhance their education by attending classes in a pleasant atmosphere on the campus of a great university. Any adult in the Pittsburgh area is eligible to join the Osher Institute at Carnegie Mellon.

Endowed by the Bernard Osher Foundation, OLLI at CMU is a non-credit program supported by Carnegie Mellon University since its charter in 1992. Members participate in courses selected by the Curriculum Committee with suggestions from the membership. Dedicated volunteers lead courses and manage the program. Most classes are held during daylight hours.

* * * Summer 2017 Registration is now open ! * * *

The online registration system has been redesigned to be mobile device friendly. Open/print the instructions for Desktop/Laptop/Tablet [pdf] or Mobile Phone [pdf].  
Members begin registration by clicking on “Member Sign In”.

 Summer 2017 Catalog 

   Link to Summer 2017 catalog

Click on the catalog cover above to view the S17 catalog as a PDF.

Summer 2017 Catalog [pdf].
Summer 2017 Open Course List 4-13-17 [pdf]


New to Osher?

Osher at CMU is a member organization. Members are invited to join on a first-come, first-served basis from the prospect list. The How to Join page describes teaching and a Fast Track program as alternative paths to membership.

25th Anniversary

See the promotional video [mp4]. Turn on your device's speakers. Click the Play button to begin. Click the "Enter full screen" icon to enlarge the video. 

Annual Report

Annual Report 2016-2017 [pdf] was presented at the Annual Meeting on April 19.

S17 Changes

See course changes not shown in the S17 catalog on the Schedule Changes page