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 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.
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 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.
Online Viewing Option – Edify at FAU
In response to the postponement of OLLI Boca live presentations due to COVID-19, and patrons sheltering at home during the 2020 season OLLI Boca created Edify at FAU, an exclusive lecture streaming service that provides access to high-quality documentary-style lectures by OLLI Boca presenters and some new faces.
Based on positive feedback about the program, it continues to be accessible as an alternative viewing option after the OLLI Boca live performances resumed. The service is accessible on any internet-connected device anytime, anywhere.