Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at ISU - Iowa State University Alumni Association

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at ISU

The program previously known as ISU's College for Seniors received a grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation in July 2008 and is now known as the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Iowa State University. There are 121 of these programs at colleges and universities from Maine to Alaska to Hawaii.

All individuals who are aged 50 or older and desire to continue to expand their knowledge in a wide variety of topics may attend classes organized by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Iowa State University. This is a program to enjoy—no tests and no grades. You earn the satisfaction of knowing you are doing something for yourself. Classes are held in the fall for 6-8 weeks (mid-September to early November), winter for 4 weeks (January-February), and in the spring for 6-8 weeks (mid-March to early May). The cost of the classes depends on the length of the class and currently varies from $45 to $60. For more information or to be placed on the mailing list, contact OLLI at ISU at olli@iastate.edu.

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Spring 2016 Course Catalog
Browse our course offerings; registration opens Feb. 11
Register for Courses 
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Calendar of events
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OLLI Online
Some OLLI at ISU classes are available online, connecting life learners everywhere!
Meet our officers & board of directors
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Contact the staff
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OLLI at ISU brochure (PDF)
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Submit a course proposal
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A timeline of events that have shaped us, as well as all-time course rosters since 1993.
Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals
Learn about how we operate OLLI at ISU and what we hope to achieve through our program
Weather Cancellation Policy
Review our policy for information about when
and why classes are cancelled due to winter weather.
Traveling Cyclones
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to travel and learn with Iowa Staters!

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