Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is a membership-based, volunteer-driven organization that offers members of the community — age 50 and better — the opportunity to learn, connect, and explore with other curious adults through lifelong learning opportunities in a relaxed and welcoming environment. 

Our Mission

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

OLLI seeks to enrich the lives of mature adults through lifelong learning opportunities and camaraderie. For more than 25 years, OLLI has been enriching lives through affordable educational courses, travel and volunteer opportunities, social activities, and special events for its members.


More than 1,500 members in the State College and York areas, approximately 70% of whom volunteer their time to OLLI, engage and learn through more than 550 courses per year as well as presentations, international and local trips, social activities, and special interest groups.

Student Engagement

OLLI offers several unique engagement opportunities for Penn State students through classroom based intergenerational learning experiences. Working with Penn State faculty, OLLI members are embedded in undergraduate courses designed to promote conversation and interaction between members and students. Graduate students have the opportunity to teach OLLI courses or present their research to OLLI members.

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