College of General Studies
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute


Check this page for important member announcements and updates. Below you will also find some program forms for downloading, as well as links to useful resources within and outside of the University.

Register Now

Registration will begin for the Spring term on December 12 (online, by mail, or in person) and on December 15 for phone registrations. 

OLLI Members now have access to Pitt's Wi-Fi

OLLI members now have access to Pitt's Wi-Fi, through the very generous support of the University. To learn how to access the Wi-Fi network, you can review the instructions on this document.  Please note, you MUST have an active e-mail to access Wi-Fi.

Map of Campus

For a map of the University of Pittsburgh's campus, click here.

Pitt Arts/Cheap Seats Flyer

If you would like to view the opportunities, please click here. Click here for abbreviated directions about Pitt Arts/Cheap Seats.  Click here for the current flyer.

Learn more about the History of the Osher Movement Nationally

Click this link for a video from the President of the Bernard Osher Foundation and others.

Membership Reaches 1,400!

Congratulations and a big thank you for helping OLLI reach the milestone of 1,400 members! Please continue to tell others about OLLI and encourage them to join. We know that the best recruiting method is you!

Spread the Word about OLLI

The Membership Committee has created wallet cards for you to distribute when you are speaking to someone about OLLI. These act like business cards and provide information about the OLLI program. If you have not received any wallet cards or need additional cards, they are available in the Osher lounge on the fourth floor of the Cathedral of Learning.

In your daily travels, if you visit a place where you can leave information about OLLI (libraries churches, physician offices), please take some Osher catalogs to drop off.

Members' Handbook

Consult the Members' Handbook for information on policies and procedures related to OLLI. Reference copies of the handbook also are available in the Osher lounge, and printed copies will be available to members on request.

Become Involved

We could not function without the dedicated service of the members who so graciously volunteer their time and talents.  Please consider contributing your ideas and expertise by volunteering as a discussion group leader or to serve on one of the OLLI standing committees.

Advisory Committee

Represents the membership in providing advice on the general direction, program, services, and policies of OLLI. This committee meets three times a year.

Curriculum Committee

Brings forward recommendations for course topics, instructors, and speakers; reviews course proposals; and helps to build each term’s schedule of Osher courses. This committee holds two meetings each term; six meetings per year.

Membership Committee

Focuses on promoting the program and growing the membership while also attending to retaining current members. This committee meets, at minimum, once per term. 

Fundraising Committee

Plans and implement activities to help meet the annual fundraising goals that supplement revenue-producing efforts of OLLI. This committee meets, at minimum, once per term.

Marketing Committee

Plan and coordinate, in concert with the Director and Communications Manager, all short-term and long-range marketing activities for OLLI at the University of Pittsburgh.

Give the Gift of Learning

Are you searching for the perfect holiday, birthday, or appreciation gift? A gift certificate for membership to OLLI is a thoughtful gift for someone who enjoys the stimulation of exploring ideas and learning something new. To purchase a gift certificate, call the Osher office at 412-624-7308.


To make a tax-deductible donation to support scholarships and courses, please call 1-800-817-8943 or visit You can also indicate your donation on your registration form.  Please make checks payable to the University of Pittsburgh.

Consider a Gift to OLLI Through Your Estate or Retirement Plan

A charitable bequest for the benefit of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute can be included in the body of your will or in an addition to your will (known as a codicil).  OLLI can also be a beneficiary of your IRA or retirement account. Contact your account custodian to obtain a beneficiary designation form.

For more information, or to designate your gift further, please call 1-800-817-8943 or visit

OLLI Forms

University Resource Links

OLLI Network Links