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.

* * * NEW * * * Winter/Spring 2016 Catalog

Click on the image to view the catalog:

 Winter/Spring 2016 Catalog

Fall 2015 Catalog

View the Fall 2015 Catalog [pdf].
View the Fall 2015 Open Course List [pdf] 9-24-15
Check the Schedule Changes page to confirm your course schedule. 


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.

Waiting to pay 2016 dues?

The catalog mailing list has gone to the printer.  Anyone paying dues after Nov 1 may purchase a Winter/Spring 2016 catalog for $11.

New special interest group

Attention Patrons of the Arts: See info on Events page