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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.

Just Three Easy Steps to Join Us This Fall

New Online Registration System is Now Live

Thanks to a grant from Butte County, OLLI has a new and improved membership and class registration system! It's easy to navigate, allows you to search for classes by category and day of the week, and manage your membership and payments. There are also some great new tools for our instructors and staff. Visit the site and explore new ways to search and browse the fall schedule and set up your new OLLI account.

Fall Class Previews

The fall semester unofficially kicks off with class previews, offered both online and in person. Learn more about OLLI and hear from instructors about their terrific fall classes.

Live-Online Preview

Wednesday, August 18, 10–11am

Join us on Zoom, Passcode: OLLI2021

Or Telephone: (669)-900-6833 
Webinar ID: 832 3437 7133
Passcode: 40307216

In-Person Preview

Thursday, August 19, 9am & 11am

Join us in person for one of two, limited-seating preview presentations at The Social Chico. Choose a time and reserve your RSVP is required to attend!

OLLI Help Desk Opens August 2

Monday–Thursday, 10–Noon | The Social Chico, Gordon 2 Classroom

OLLI staff will be available to meet with you about fall registration, how our classes work, membership options, questions about our live-online classes and Zoom, and any other questions you have. Parking at The Social Chico (map/directions) is free and plentiful! If you live out of the area or are unable to stop by The Social Chico, call the OLLI office at 530-898-6679. We're here to help!

Keep Learning through Summer!

Photos of feet in sneakers walking up stone stepsYou don't have to wait until September to take OLLI classes. Starting August 2, OLLI is offering two courses to carry you through the hottest days of the season.

Healthier You Lecture Series (live online!)
• Presented by: Enloe Medical Center
• Thursdays, August 5–26, 3–4:30 p.m.
• FREE! 
Learn more and register to receive the link.

Creating Good Habits (live online!)
• Instructor: Dr. Joni Samples
• Mondays & Wednesdays, August 2–11, 10–11a.m.
• Fee: $15/class; $45 for the series
Learn more and register to pay fees and receive the link. 

OLLI Play Festival: April Fools & Folly. Virtual Hilarity. A Festival in Four Acts.6th Annual OLLI Play Festival

After six long months of preparation, this year's Virtual Play Festival has arrived! We are excited to present four original one-act plays that have been recorded and are available for viewing now. Check out the festival program to learn more and use the links below to watch!

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.