UCLA Extension

A Message from the Dean

On behalf of UCLA Extension, I want to welcome you to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCLA. OLLI at UCLA is an intellectual and social experience for adults age 50 and above. Membership offers a wide array of instructor-led courses, discussion groups, and cultural opportunities inside and outside the classroom.

OLLI courses draw from a deep well of subjects, everything from Shakespeare to Billy Wilder, finance to literature, Spanish language to Baroque art, chemistry to cosmology. Our instructors might be distinguished UCLA faculty, insiders from the arts and entertainment industry, or other experts in a variety of professional fields. OLLI also presents non-academic events just for our members, such as museum tours, film screenings, speaker series, and much more.

However, OLLI at UCLA is more than just these experiences; OLLI at UCLA is also a dynamic community, a polity of friends, a citizenry of like-minded individuals who enjoy their classes and the friends made in those classes. I invite you to join our community of learners embracing lifelong learning, and I hope your experience here is one that you will treasure for years to come.

Wayne Smutz,
Dean UCLA Extension