OLLI Courses


Course proposals for Summer 2018 are now being accepted through Feb. 1.
Fall 2018 course proposals will be due May 4. 



The Osher Institute of Lifelong Learning (OLLI) program at Humboldt State University welcomes dynamic and engaging instructors to teach classes. Classes in various disciplines will be considered.

OLLI brings together experienced and interesting professionals with a motivated group of learners in 4- to 6-week classes or shorter workshops. Classes have no homework or tests, and the most successful classes are those which are interactive and which respect and include the life experience of the members.

Most classes are held at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center on the waterfront in Eureka, and are offered weekdays and weekends, in the daytime or evening.

Course proposals are collected and reviewed by the OLLI director and members of the OLLI Curriculum Committee: Sharon Ferrett, Laura Hennings, Rollie Lamberson, Kim Laney, Kathy Layton, Maureen Murphy, Sheila Rocker Heppe, Judith Rucker, Janina Shayne, Gerry Tollefson and Jane Woodward. Contact the OLLI director at (707) 826-3743 if you are interested in joining the committee.

Course selection criteria are based upon the following standards. The course ideally will:

  • include an academic/intellectual component.
  • offer new skills/ideas to enhance life.
  • explore a topic(s) of interest to OLLI membership.
  • highlight feature aspects of our community (artistic, economic, environmental).
  • allow OLLI members access to University level research and instructors from HSU and beyond.

Course proposals need not address all these standards for selection - however, the more the better!

View examples of upcoming classes here on the OLLI website, or in the OLLI catalog.