Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Clemson University

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute


Spring 2016 registration is now open! Use the "Register for Courses" link to get started! Use the "Course Catalog" link to browse the Spring 2016 catalog of courses.



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

We are a membership community of more than 1,000 individuals in the Upstate 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

February 16: Mah Jongg Group meeting (12:30 p.m.) at Cheezem Education Center 

February 17: OLLI Needles and Threads meeting (1:30 p.m.) at Cheezem Education Center

February 18: OLLI Painting Group (2:00 p.m.) at Cheezem Education Center

February 19: OLLI Writers' Group (10:00 a.m.) at Cheezem Education Center

February 19: Free Friday Program - Developing Your Plan for Aging in Place with Bonnie Holmes (10:00 a.m.) at Cheezem Education Center

February 19: Technical Insights Session (10:00 a.m.) at Cheezem Education Center - click here for more information

February 24 through April 21: Connections and Conversations - Clemson Department of Art student exhibit at Cheezem Education Center

February 26: Connections and Conversations Opening Event (5:00 p.m.) at Cheezem Education Center

March 2: OLLI Gardening Group (3:30 p.m.) at Cheezem Education Center

March 3: Art House Cinema begins (3:00 p.m.) at Cheezem Education Center - click here for a list of films

March 4: OLLI Book Club meeting (10:00 a.m.) at Cheezem Education Center - click here for more information

March 11: OLLI and Clemson University's Emeritus College Lecture Series - Today in Clemson with Rick Cotton - click here for more information

April 21: JAZZ at OLLI Center at Cheezem Education Center - tickets go on sale soon

April 27: OLLI at Clemson Annual Membership Meeting