College of General Studies
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Newsletter Fall 2017

Letter from Jen

Who else has trouble believing it is almost October?!  The summer flew by but not without having some great moments.  One of my favorites was the Pitt Night at the Pirate game where close to 150 Osher members (plus another 1000 or so other Pitt people) cheered on the Bucs.  Another was the great trip to Chautauqua (if you never have been there, add it to your bucket list).  So many great classes, great people and great times...Read more >

JOIN US: Monday Lunch

Click here to read more about our lunch gatherings every Monday and stop by to join us!

Committee Member Highlight

Cheryl Powell is a member of the Membership and Diversity/Inclusion Committees here at OLLI at Pitt.  She has taken many classes at OLLI and has gotten very involved with the program! We recently sat down and asked Cheryl a few questions to learn a little more about her>

Oh, the Places We've Been!

OLLI members have been on numerous adventures this past summer and are planning on visiting more places soon! Click here to check out our recent adventures and upcoming events!

Meet our Instructor

Abby Mendelson has been an instructor with OLLI at Pitt for eight years and has taught some of our most popular courses in literature. Recently, we sat down with Abby to chat.  Click here to read the full interview.

OLLI visits Cuba!

This past year a group of OLLI members and OLLI instructor Jose Juves traveled to Cuba to explore and learn about the culture and history of the country. Click here to see pictures and hear more about the trip. 


Answers to common questions like "I forgot my password - what do I do?" and "How do I register for my classes?" Click here for a full list of Q and A's.  

Upcoming Dates and Events

Click here to see information on upcoming events.


Make OLLI proud and follow the rules of the university and the program. Please read these reminders to keep our program running smoothy.


Registration begins the second week of December. A specific date will be announced later in the Fall 2017 term.

Open Houses: Thursday, December 14 and Wednesday, January 17 from 10 a.m.-noon (information sessions at 10:15 and 11 a.m.) 

Spring 2018 Term

  • Session 1: January 29-March 3
  • Session 2: March 12-April 14