Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSU, Chico

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Join the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

We invite you to explore our website and discover the many benefits that the world of lifelong learning offers to our members age 50+. No test, grades, or educational requirements! An all-inclusive membership entitles you to unlimited classes.

How much does it cost?

We currently offer the following membership options:

Chico Chapter Currently open to all, whatever your zip code!

• Spring '21 & Summer '21 + Fall '20 Class Recordings: $195
• Spring '21 & Summer '21: $145
• Spring '21 Only: $125
• Summer '21 Only: $75
• Summer '21 + Fall '20 & Spring '21 Class Recordings: $145

Membership includes:

• Unlimited classes each term
• University library card (Not available during COVID closures.)
• Special general meetings with guest speakers on timely topics
• Weekly subscription to Bits & Bytes, the OLLI e-newsletter

Sign me up!

• To pay fees online in a single payment, log onto the OLLI membership site.

• To sign up online & pay fees in installments, please use this online form, download our membership form (pdf) or call the OLLI office at 530-898-6679.

• To join & pay fees by mail, download our membership form (pdf)

When and where are classes held?

All classes are held virtually, either live-online or with pre-recorded presentations, until further notice. Classes typically meet at various meeting sites in Chico, Oroville, and surrounding areas. Our primary classroom location is at The Social Chico, which has ample parking, an OLLI service desk, and a coffee shop & cafeteria! Some classes run through the full term but there are also several shorter-term classes and single-day workshops and excursions. The fall term runs early September through mid-December, the spring term runs early February through May, and summer classes take place during the month of June.

Is class attendance mandatory?

No, attendance is not required at any class, so when adventure calls, or if you just need a pajama day, enjoy your time away from OLLI without worry.

OLLI Fee Assistance Program

A portion of OLLI Annual Fund contributions are used to help members who cannot afford full annual fees to participate in classes. If you would like to be considered for our fee assistance program, please send a personal letter to: OLLI at CSU, Chico, 400 W. First Street, Chico, CA  95929-0792. In the letter explain your situation and list in priority order up to three courses you’d like to take. If space is available you will be notified before classes begin and there will be a $25 processing fee due.