The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at FAU
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at FAU is dedicated to offering intellectually enriching educational experiences to adults of all ages. With more than 30,000 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.
Florida Atlantic University has been a leader in the field of lifelong learning since 1980. Our lifelong learning institute is the oldest and largest OLLI 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 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 Friedberg’s 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.
Programs are also offered in two 60-seat rooms, or one 120-seat room in comfortable surroundings, and a conference room for discussion style sessions with the lecturer.
Single performances and multi-week series are presented all year round for our patron’s enjoyment.