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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at California State University, Fresno, is a program created for adults age 50+ who wish to continue learning and exploring for the sheer joy of it. Renew your enthusiasm for learning in a relaxed atmosphere, without entrance requirements, grades or exams.

Supported by the Bernard Osher Foundation, the OLLI is a vibrant learning community offering a rich array of workshops, short courses, and field trips of particular interest to retired or semi-retired adults.

Our Spring 2020 catalog (PDF, 1.4MB - click to view) is now available. 

To view past semester activities, click on the link for Resources and scroll to the bottom of the page, where you can download a PDF version of previous brochures.

To register for OLLI activities, complete the Registration Form in the brochure and return it with your payment (check or money order only; no cash is accepted) to Fresno State, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 5245 N. Backer Avenue, M/S PB5, Fresno, CA 93740. You may also bring your registration form to the University Business Center, located in the Peters Business Building, on the Fresno State campus (enter campus on Woodrow Avenue). UBC office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm during the spring and fall semesters, and 7:00 am to 3:30 pm during the summer.

Contact Information

Fresno State's OLLI is part of the Division of Continuing and Global Education.


Scott D. Moore, Ph.D., Dean

Jill Wagner, Executive Director

Deni Dukic, Staff

Office Location

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

5245 N. Backer Avenue, Room PB182

Fresno, CA 93740

Phone: 559.278.0008

FAX: 559.278.6964