Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Clemson University

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

OLLI LogoOLLI at Clemson University and Clemson University’s Emeritus College Present Summer 2015 Speaker Series  featuring Rhonnda Thomas, Lillian “Mickey” Harder, and Vernon Burton  Click here for more information

Welcome to OLLI at Clemson University! Discover where curiosity has no age limit!

We are a membership community of nearly 1,000 individuals in the Upstate, age 50+, who come from all backgrounds and educational levels.  Together we enjoy the camaraderie of our peers as we participate in a myriad of activities designed just for us. Our purpose is to create and support a stimulating, interactive lifelong learning community of seasoned adults that is member-driven and volunteer-led.

We offer three semesters of courses, excursions, outdoor adventures, cinema and special interest groups.   Each year, more than 200 unique programs provide opportunities to gain knowledge and expertise in a wide variety of academic and recreational pursuits, and to share our experiences and perspectives with others.  Our activities are innovative and limited only by members’ imaginations!  Click here to explore our course and program catalog.

We also offer membership benefits throughout the year, including Clemson University privileges, discounts at local businesses, and member-only social events and programs – all for a low $30 annual fee.  Click here to learn more about why you should join OLLI, directly from our members. 

Since 2002, OLLI has been supported by interested community members as well as Clemson University’s College of Health, Education, and Human Development. OLLI is an approved Institute in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management.  Our main office is located at Clemson’s Patrick Square,  in the Charles K. Cheezem Education Center. 



Dates to Remember

August 4: Painting Group Meeting (1:00 p.m.) at Cheezem Education Center

August 4: Mah Jongg Group Meeting (1:00 p.m.) at Cheezem Education Center

August 7: OLLI Book Club (10:00 a.m.) at Cheezem Education Center - click here to view the summer book choices

August 7: First Friday Workshop A Visit to Crescent Moon Farm with Lois Ryan (2:00 p.m.) at Cheezem Education Center - click here to view the complete list

August 7: First Friday at the Market and Healthy Living Expo to take place at Clemson Farmers Market - click here for more information

August 14: Summer Speaker Series - A joint program of OLLI and Clemson's Emeritus College - Lincoln, Liberty, and Education with Vernon Burton - click here to view the complete list

August 21:  OLLI Writers' Group Meeting (11:00 a.m.) at Cheezem Education Center