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Fall is our favorite time of the year and we're eager to meet new members and reconnect with old friends both online and face to face! Our Fall 2021 Class Catalog features more than 80 classes in one of three learning formats so you can choose what works best for you: online learning, outdoor meetups, or in the classroom.

New to OLLI? We encourage you to watch some of our recorded Fall Class Preview to learn how OLLI works and meet from some of our instructors.

Here's How to Get Started With OLLI This Fall

Use the links below for step-by-step instructions.

The Basics of Civics: OLLI's Fall Community Speaker Series

In Collaboration with the League of Women Voters of Butte County

Thursdays, September 16–October 7, from 3–4pm

League of Women Voters LogoFree and open to the community, The Basics of Civics: Citizenship, Voting, Census, Reapportionment, and Redistricting, led by former League of Women Voters of Butte County president Debra Barger, will present highlights of citizenship, voter registration and voting, discuss some of the changes over time, and address issues which continue to this day, including engaging in the very timely issue of Local Redistricting for Butte County.

  • Sept. 16: Civics Basics I ~ Citizenship, Voter Registration, and Voting: Historical background and today, across the US and CA specifically
  • Sept. 23: Civics Basics II ~ Voting, Census, Reapportionment
  • Sept. 30: Redistricting ~ How Does it Work? CA as a model for the US
  • Oct. 7: Local Redistricting ~ Drawing the lines

Join us online using Zoom or call into the meeting:

  • Number: 669-900-6833 US
  • Meeting ID: 894 1233 6492
  • Passcode: OLLI2021

Steps to Take Classes This Fall

Register for Fall Classes

OLLI members who have created an account and paid membership fees can now register for fall classes. Registration remains open throughout the fall term and you can join and add classes at any time.

  • If you haven't already, create a new account in our Membership Site and pay for a membership. Then peruse the fall schedule to select from more than 80 classes and special events
  • Sign in to your account and then browse to the classes you want to take. Scroll down to view classes by category, like Creative Arts or Fitness, or click on View Courses By to browse by day of week or learning style.
  • When you locate a class you wish to take, click the Add to Cart button. Then Continue Shopping or Check Out once you've added all of your classes.
  • There is a 3-class limit for in-person classes due to COVID restrictions.

Access Your Online Classes

Link to "How to Access OLLI Member Page" OLLI members who have registered for online classes can find the links to join the class on the Membership Site.

1) Go to the OLLI Membership Site
2) Click Sign In at the top of the page
3) Enter your user name and password
4) Once signed in, click the “Person” icon at the top of the page.
5) Click Member Page from the list of links.
6) Click on This Week’s Class Links or Past Class Recordings to join and learn. These documents will be updated each weekend so you'll be ready for the next week's classes.

Vaccination Required for Face-to-Face Classes & Activities

Out of an abundance of caution (and consistent with CSU policy), OLLI in-person classes and activities will be safely distanced, with masks required indoors. Proof of vaccination to attend in-person classes is also required. Please fill out the online COVID-19 Vaccine Record prior to the start of your first class.

Fall Class Preview

We loved seeing both new and familiar faces at our fall class previews this week! If you were unable to attend, you can watch the recording of the online event to learn more about OLLI and hear from instructors about their terrific fall classes.

Slide captures from OLLI online Fall Class Preview. Click to view recording of event.

Zoom Zoom!

OLLI uses Zoom to hold live-online classes. If you have a computer—or even just a smart phone or tablet—you can participate! If you’re new to Zoom, there are online training videos and instructions to help you get to know Zoom.

How to Join a Zoom Meeting
How to Participate in a Zoom Meeting
How to Access a Class Meeting on Zoom (From Univ. of North Florida)
Zoom Tutorial Video

How Much Does OLLI Mean to You?

2020-2021 brought many surprises, but it also marked the final year of OLLI’s three-year, 30th Anniversary Campaign. Our goal is to raise $30,000 by June 30. Whether you sign up to make a monthly, sustaining gift or a one-time contribution, we hope you’ll show how much OLLI means to you by pledging a gift consistent with your means. All donations, large and small, impact the OLLI of today and help ensure our future.

Become a Sustaining Member: Our goal this year is 10 new donors pledging $25/month
Become a CSU, Chico Tower Society Member: Our goal is 5 leadership gifts of $1,500
Become a Legacy Donor: A bequest helps ensure our sustainability long into the future
Make a One-Time Donation: Every dollar helps. Every dollar counts. Every dollar is appreciated!

Give Online     Give by Mail

A Brighter OLLI Is an Engaged OLLI!

OLLI serves a vibrant community of adults over 50 who are generally well-educated, active, engaged in life, and have disposable income. The generous gifts of our business sponsors support the cognitive and social benefits of OLLI, help us deliver excellent programming, and enable us to offer fee assistance to members who couldn’t otherwise afford to participate. Thank you to our Business Sponsors!

OLLI Platinum Sponsors
OLLI Platinum Business Sponsor SealValley's Edge Logo
OLLI Gold Sponsors
OLLI thanks our Gold Level Business Sponsors for their generous support.

• Altum Wealth Advisors • Chico Hearing Aid Center • California Water Service

OLLI Silver Sponsors
OLLI thanks our Silver Level Business Sponsors for their generous support.

• Chico Eye Center • Enloe Medical Center • Loeta Robles, DDS • Chico Hospital for Cats  • North Valley Eye Care • Tri Counties Bank

Meet Your Match!

OLLI Volunteer Connections

Volunteers are the backbone of OLLI at CSU, Chico. They provide instruction, communications, technical support, outreach, and help us make important social connections. Without volunteer support, OLLI Chico could not provide the array of lifelong learning experiences members enjoy year-round. The Volunteer Connections Program is designed to keep OLLI programming sustainable by expanding volunteer participation. Learning more about you—your skills and interests—will help us connect you to areas of need within the organization. Email us if you'd like to Connect Today.