Lifelong Learning at FAU
OLLI Boca Raton
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) on the Boca Raton campus at FAU is dedicated to offering intellectually enriching educational experiences to adults of all ages. With more than 27,000 tickets sold per year, the program is a national model of exemplary Lifelong Learning programs. Non-credit courses are offered in a welcoming atmosphere with state-of-the-art facilities. This community of learners with no age threshold enjoys a diverse and creative curriculum, along with concerts and entertainment. Courses are taught by FAU professors and distinguished guest lecturers. Course offerings include such varied subjects as foreign policy, music, art, history, science, literature, philosophy, current events and films.
OLLI Boca has been a leader in the field of lifelong learning since 1980. It is the oldest and largest LLI in the United States with close to 15,000 program participants and is recognized nationally for its high-quality offerings. OLLI programs help mature adults remain engaged in learning, and mentally active.
Most of the OLLI Boca programs are held in the Barry and Florence Friedberg Lifelong Learning Center Auditorium; an attractive 500-seat auditorium donated by the generous support of the Friedbergs and hundreds of patrons. It is a custom-designed space with wide aisles, an outstanding audiovisual system, superior acoustics and standards providing accessibility and comfort for the physically challenged.
After a 2018-19 renovation of the Ely Meyerson Continuing Education Hall, programs are also offered in two 60-seat rooms, or one 120-seat room in comfortable surroundings.
Programs are presented in the fall, winter and spring, with new programs being developed for summer. Lectures run for eight weeks in the fall and winter, and four weeks during the spring. Four-week series and single performance/lectures are also offered.
In 1997, and 2019 respectively OLLI expanded to the FAU Jupiter campus and a Fort Lauderdale location. Select the links below to find out more about each venue, and please join us at a location that best suits your needs, and program interests.