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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Summer Catalog

View the Summer 14 catalog [pdf] and changed and canceled courses (4-8-14) [pdf].

W/S '14 Changes

243: Intro to Excel, no class Apr 10, makeup Apr 24.
282: Spanish, no class Apr 16, makeup Apr 23.
292: Glenn Miller-Second Chorus, makeup April 16 & April 23.
296: 30 Great Orchestral Works will take place in CFA Room 2A on April 4, 11, & 25.


The Osher office is collecting poems, prose, short stories & photos for the 2014 edition of Signatures. Read about Signatures.