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.

 Winter/Spring 2017 Catalog 

Image of Winter/Spring 2017 Catalog

Click on the catalog cover above to open a [pdf] of the Winter/Spring 2017 catalog.

*** NEW *** Winter/Spring 2017 Catalog [pdf].
W/S17 registration is open.
See the W/S 17 Open Course List 12-16-16 [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.

W/S17 Registration is open!

Need help with registration? Contact Bob at 412-519-3588 or

New for W/S17

1844:Creative Process of Plays
1851:Move It or Lose It

W/S17 Canceled Courses

NOTE: These Winter/Spring courses are canceled:
1726: Art Critique
1727: Consciousness in the English Novel: Henry James and Virginia Woolf
1762: Peaceful Passages
1771: Enjoyment of Music
See complete list on Schedule Changes page

Osher Board Application

View the directions [pdf] to apply to the Osher Board of Directors. Application [doc] to be downloaded and emailed. Click on View, Edit Document to edit the application.

"Signatures 2016"

"Signatures", the book of poems, prose, and artwork by members for members, is in! Pickup your reserved copy in the office M-F, 9am-3pm.