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2023-2024 Catalog 
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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

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Renew Your Enthusiam for Learning • Explore New Interests • Make New Friends

Learning isn’t limited by age. At CSUSM’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, students choose from a wide range of classes focusing on music, art, history, politics, literature, medicine and more. Our Osher students show us why education matters at every age and we are inspired not only by the vitality of their intellectual curiosity but by the power of the friendships they develop.

“Osher gave me an outlet for being able to meet other people and have some interesting conversations,” says Osher member Carmen Multhauf. “And I think the biggest benefit is being able to open your mind to other ideas and other viewpoints.”

“I joined Cal State San Marcos’ Osher program shortly after moving to Carlsbad and it’s provided the best value for ongoing intellectual stimulation to be found,” says member Jack Cumming. “The variety of offerings and the quality of the faculty are top-notch.”

Detailed information on all of our Osher programs is available at csusm.edu/el/olli.

The seasonal course catalog for Osher is available online now!


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Bernard Osher

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is a nonprofit organization established to improve the quality of life for adults over 50 years of age through higher education and the arts. OLLI at CSUSM was established in 2004 and is one of 125 Lifelong Learning Institutes supported by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

Osher provides a wide array of relaxed courses taught by university professors and experts in their respective fields. The program aims to keep learners intellectually active and socially engaged with like-minded peers. There are no tests or grades and the program is open to all older adults regardless of previous educational achievements. If you’d like to renew your enthusiasm for learning, explore new interests and make new friends, OLLI is for you!

Osher Programs at CSUSM 

Osher programs are offered Monday through Friday throughout the year. Class offerings cover a wide range of topics, from history and art appreciation to current events and health and wellness. A number of special events are offered each season, including special-interest courses, discussion groups, live music and destination learning experiences in San Diego and Los Angeles.

For the current programs, please visit csusm.edu/el/olli or our current catalog

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OLLI Staff

Sherie Cambra

Program Director

Amy Sprout

Program Coordinator

Volunteer Opportunities Available!

Help make a difference by becoming an OLLI volunteer.

We would not be able to provide our high-quality classes and services without the work and support of our dedicated volunteers. Please consider joining us as a classroom ambassador, by distributing catalogs in the community or by supporting special projects. For more information, please contact Amy Sprout at asprout@csusm.edu or 760-750-8613.

We look forward to hearing from you!


CSUSM Locations and Contact Information

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM)

333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, CA 92096

CSUSM Extended Learning Building

288 Campus Way, San Marcos, CA 92078

CSUSM at Temecula, Margarita Campus

43890 Margarita Road, Temecula, CA 92592

CSUSM at Temecula, Temecula Valley Campus

41888 Motor Car Parkway, Temecula, CA 92591