Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Southern Oregon University (OLLI at SOU) is the Rogue Valleyâs premier choice for staying intellectually stimulated and socially connected. This 1400-member organization offers non-credit classes on two campuses â the SOU Campbell Campus in Ashland and the RCC-SOU Higher Education Center in Medford.
The program is geared towards those aged 50+, but there is no official age restriction on membership. A $125 annual fee entitles members to enroll in an unlimited number of classes (space permitting) from approximately 100 courses offered per term. There is no fee charged per course, making OLLI the best âedu-tainmentâ value in the Rogue Valley.
The astonishing range of courses offered includes topics in art, dance, film, games, health, history, literature, music, personal development, science, technology, and writing. Learning is a pleasure for members and instructors alike, because there are no tests to take, no papers to write, and no final grades. Classes are open to all, with no prerequisites. Members can establish connections with other curious minds through lively class discussions, and also by participating in OLLI operations and governance.
OLLI membership fees are kept low through member donations and the generosity of the Bernard Osher Foundation. Support of lifelong learning for older adults is a key area of focus for the Osher Foundation.
For more information about OLLI, including a course catalog and a listing of free public lectures and events, visit www.sou.edu/olli or call 541-552-6048.