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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

The OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at California State University Channel Islands brings the excitement and stimulation of college learning to area seniors (50 or better!) who wish to extend their learning experiences in a university atmosphere. At OLLI, eight week, University-quality courses are offered by Channel Islands faculty as well as qualified faculty from other institutions without the distraction of grading, preparing for a career, or meeting degree requirements. No more testing, just learning for pure stimulation and enjoyment!

From its inception in September, 2004, OLLI has offered a wide range of quality courses throughout Ventura County. Membership in the Institute permits enrollment in one or more courses in each eight week session, with three sessions offered per year. Courses are selected by a member driven curriculum committee with assistance from University faculty and staff.

For further information, please click the links to the left listed under “OLLI”. Also visit the Calendar List and Calendar Grid on the right side for updated information on classes and activities.

NEW: Taste of OLLI Schedule for Summer 2016 now available!

With courses in a variety of topics – from history to science to culture – there is a little something for everyone! We now have 14 different courses being offered at Ventura Adult and Continuing Education (VACE), CI’s satellite campus in Thousand Oaks, and an expanded site at CSU Channel Islands Main Campus four days a week. Enrollment begins Wednesday, May 11th at 8:00 am. We look forward to seeing you in classes this summer!

Please click HERE ( PDF , 149KB) for a list of all classes with days, times, and locations (sorted by week). To view instructor biographies, click on "OLLI Faculty."

Upcoming Road Tours & Day Trips 

Please check back for further information on tours and registration.

How Do I Log In to MyCI?

One of the first things that OLLI members should do is log in to MyCI.  You will need your Dolphin ID (first.last123) and your password.  If you don’t know your Dolphin ID, please call 805 437-2748 for assistance.  Logging in to MyCI will give you access to your campus email, CI Learn and more.  It will allow you to eventually make a payment, register and check your class schedule.  If you are brand new and need help we have put together a helpful video on how to activate your account.  If you are a returning member and have lost or forgotten your password here is a video showing you how to reset your password.  If you have your username and password and just need a reminder about how to login, watch this video on logging in to MyCI.


OLLI Newsletter Fall - Winter 1.5.16 (PDF 5.8 MB) 
PLAing NOW Flyer (PDF 937.9 KB) Updated 5.15.14


Steering Committee Updates

Steering Committee Minutes 3-17-16 (PDF, 112 KB)
Member Survey Results 4.1.15 ( PDF , 167.4 KB)


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