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Classes for Adults With Inquiring Minds

At Sierra College we believe learning is a lifetime pursuit. That's why we've developed our Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. We offer a wide range of challenging, high-quality learning experiences for active adults. Although these courses are designed for adults age 55 and over, there is no age limit for enrollment. Any adult student is welcome!

Sierra College is one of only two community colleges nationally to receive a grant from The Bernard Osher Foundation to meet the educational needs of older adults. The Sierra College OLLI is five years old and offers over 175 classes annually for more than 4000 students. The classes are all tuition-free and noncredit but do require pre-registration.

Designed with Your Needs in Mind

We know your needs and interests are different from those of a traditional college student. OLLI classes are tuition-free and noncredit, without the worry of tests or grades. Plus, we've designed them in short modules Just one class meeting a week for four weeks, to more easily fit into your busy lifestyle. No previous educational background is necessary, just a desire and an interest to learn or experience something new.

High-Quality Curriculum and Instruction

All courses have been approved by the Sierra College Curriculum Committee and are taught by experienced faculty.
At Sierra College you can:

  • Explore new interests
  • Renew old interests
  • Gain new friends
  • Practice new skills

Take advantage of this opportunity to expand your horizons, right in your own backyard! Enroll in OLLI at Sierra College today. For application call (916) 781-6290 or 1-800-242-4004 extension 6290.

Mission Statement

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Sierra College serves the Sierra College District mature adult community by providing intellectually challenging lifelong learning opportunities.

Interested in becoming an Instructor?

If you are interested in submitting a proposal to teach an OLLI class, find out more on this page.

Club OLLI Membership and Registration form

OLLI Tuition-free Registration form to select your classes

OLLI Application for tuition-free classes for new or returning students

Spring 2015 OLLI Classes

Spring 2015 Club OLLI Classes

Experience Club OLLI

Membership Benefits include:

  • Low registration fee of $20/year (July 1 – June 30) per individual
  • Easier registration process
  • More flexible add dates
  • Greater variety of course offerings
  • Advance notice of new semester classes


  • Image Location: Roseville Gateway
  • Roseville Gateway
  • 333 Sunrise Ave.
    Roseville, CA 95661
  • Fall and Spring M-Th: 8:00am - 4:30pm

    Closed Friday

Shari Smith Program Coordinator, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

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