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.

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Courses are offered in several areas of interest: Arts & Humanities, Business & Technical, Lifestyle & Fun, Sciences, and Social Sciences.

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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.


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Schedule Changes

Did your classroom change? See changes and corrections to the Fall '14 catalog on the Schedule Changes page.


Election overview with Morton Coleman & David Shribman, Wed, Nov 5, 7:00pm, McConomy CUC. See Events

2014 Picnic

See photos and movie of the 2nd Annual Members' Picnic.