The 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, geared to those aged 50+, offers noncredit classes in two locations—Ashland and Medford—as well as online.
Join OLLI or renew your OLLI membership now for the 2023–2024 academic year. Click here to learn more about membership.
A $150 annual fee entitles members to enroll in an unlimited number of classes (space permitting) from over 100 courses offered in each of three terms, from 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.
It is not necessary to be a member to become a volunteer OLLI instructor. A course includes from 2 to 10 weekly sessions of from 60 to 120 minutes in length and can start and stop anytime during the term.
OLLI membership fees are kept low through member donations and the generosity of the Bernard Osher Foundation.