UCLA Extension


If you’re 50 or over and interested in the sheer joy of learning, UCLA Extension invites you to join a vibrant community of like-minded adults at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCLA. OLLI provides a unique opportunity for retired and semi-retired individuals to take university style courses in a laid-back, non-credit format. Choose from formal lectures, discussion groups, interest groups, foreign language, creativity, and movement courses. You can find us in Westwood Village at the UCLA Extension Gayley Center.


OLLI courses meet 1 day a week for up to 8 weeks.
Courses that don’t meet a minimum enrollment may be cancelled, so enroll early!

Spring CoursesSummer Courses

Located in Westwood Village and Woodland Hills: Courses run weekdays from 10am-12pm, 1-3pm, and 6:30-8:30pm.  Some classes are also offered on weekends.  At this time, all OLLI courses are being offered remotely using web-conference software.


OLLI Members have access to a diverse range of non-credit courses:

  • “Taste of Osher” courses (1-day seminars): These 2-hour lectures are open to the public as well as OLLI members. Fee is $15 unless otherwise specified (no refunds allowed).

  • Lecture Courses: Lecture courses are taught by the high-caliber instructors and guest speakers for which UCLA is world-renowned.  These courses are instructor-led and may include readings. OLLI membership is required to enroll in lecture courses.

  • Discussion Groups: Discussion groups are for members who want to ask questions, offer answers, and share their knowledge in the classroom. Depending on the nature of the course, there could be a modest amount of preparation or readings required. Members should be ready to participate and share their insights.  OLLI membership is required to enroll in discussion groups.

  • Creativity, Games, and Movement Courses: these courses are interactive; members are able to practice or apply what they learn in class. OLLI membership is required to enroll in creativity, games, and movement courses.