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.

View the Summer 2015 Catalog 

Courses are offered in several areas of interest: Arts & Humanities, Business & Commerce, Learn by Doing, Sciences, and Social Sciences.

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                       View the Summer 2015 catalog [pdf]
                       See updates on the Schedule Changes page.

Online registration opens at noon on Tuesday, April 7. Paper registrations will be processed in the order they were received by the office staff at this time. 

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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.


April 7: 65% registered online. Thank you!

Annual Meeting

Thurs, April 23, noon-2:00pm, Gateway Clipper's Empress. See Events page

April lecture

Navigating Healthcare: A Panel Discussion, Wed., April 29, 7:30pm See Events page

Day Trip

Bus trip to Cleveland; Wed April 29. R.S.V.P. by April 15. See the flyer [pdf]