Register Here for Courses & Lectures!
Registration for Spring 2024 Semester begins on Thursday, November 16 at 9:30 a.m. and is ongoing through the semester. Registration for Fall Semester programs is ongoing through the first week of December 2023. Register online, in-person or by calling 919.515.5782
If you want to review a PDF of the course catalog, at-a-glance guide or instructor bios, click here.
If you’ve logged into your Reporter Brickyard account and are ready to register, follow this direct link and enter OLLIFA23 into the “search the catalog” field for Fall courses and lectures and OLLISP24 into the “search the catalog” field for Spring courses.
What is the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute?
Membership is at the core of our program, and we rely on participants taking an active role, whether in the classroom or behind the scenes helping us design the program. Part of what makes OLLI special is the exchange of ideas in the classroom from those with diverse backgrounds. Our instructors volunteer in order to keep your fees low, and they find it rewarding because of this rich learning atmosphere. Although OLLI is a membership organization, and members receive priority registration, some of our programs are open to nonmembers to give you a chance to sample our offerings. We hope you will join our community of learners!
If you wish to learn more about the history of lifelong learning institutes, their impact, and the positive role The Bernard Osher Foundation has played in propelling their growth, we encourage you to read Dr. Mary Bitterman’s excellent chapter about lifelong learning in her book Staying the Course: Thirty-Five Years of Osher Philanthropy. Dr. Bitterman is the president of The Bernard Osher Foundation.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a unit of NC State Continuing and Lifelong Education. Any views and/or opinions expressed in the classes, groups, or other offerings are those of the individual instructor/presenter and not of NC State. NC State reserves the right to cancel any class or event due to under-enrollment and to substitute instructors or make other changes as it deems necessary.
What our members tell us about the benefits of participating in OLLI at NC State:
- “Mental health is stimulated by thinking new thoughts – I leave the class energized!”
- “OLLI is all it’s advertised to be and more – lifelong learning at its best. It’s easy to see that OLLI has developed a community of learners and this can only enrich our lives as OLLI participants as well as our wider community.”
- “I really enjoy meeting new people – and they are all special here.”