S24 catalogThe Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Southern Oregon University (OLLI at SOU) is the Rogue Valley’s premier choice for staying intellectually stimulated and socially connected. This 1,700-member organization offers noncredit courses geared to those aged 50+. Classes are held in Ashland, Medford, and offered online.

Try our Spring Term Special for $75! The Spring Term Special covers all courses a member takes during Spring Term only (April 1–June 7). Visit our online catalog and choose "Membership" to join now!

An annual membership fee entitles members to enroll in courses from over 100 offerings during three academic terms (September to June). There is no per-course tuition. Course topics include the arts, history, languages and cultures, life planning, literature, movement, nature, personal exploration, recreation, social sciences, and STEM. Learning is a pleasure for members and instructors alike because there are no tests, grades, or academic prerequisites.

Members can establish connections with other curious minds through lively class discussions, social activities, and shared interest and discussion groups, and well as by volunteering on committees or in governance.

We invite anyone interested in teaching at OLLI to investigate that option further. It is not necessary to be an OLLI member to become a volunteer OLLI instructor. A course can be from 2 to 10 sessions from 60 to 120 minutes in length and can start and stop anytime during the term.

OLLI at SOU membership fees are kept low through member donations and the generosity of the Bernard Osher Foundation.