Frequently asked questions about OLLI at CSUF


What is OLLI at CSUF?

We are the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at California State University, Fullerton. For more about us, let me suggest that you start with this message from our president. Click here for the message. 
Now click here for information about the history of OLLI at CSUF.
Now click here for our mission statement and our organization structure. (Note: We are a volunteer run organiztion. Except for the four people listed as 'ex-officio', everyone else on that list is a volunteer. Likewise, all of our instructors and pretty much anyone who does anything at OLLI, is a volunteer.)

How do I take a class at OLLI?

You have to join OLLI as a member (see next question). For most courses, once you are a member, there is no other reqistration required. You simply attend any class that you think is interesting. A few courses do require pre-registration due to classroom size limitations. Likewise a few courses have fees to cover materials used in the course. Any fees or pre-registration requirements for a course will be discussed in the course description. Note: Some classes are designated as 'Open to the Public'. Anyone is welcome to attend those classes without an OLLI membership.

How do I join OLLI?

You can become an OLLI member by registering online at We often have assistance for anyone who needs it.  Click here for when we have scheduled help with registration. PDF File  You can also contact the OLLI office at 657-278-2446.

What is offered by OLLI?

We have courses on many topics (arts, sciences, hamanities), day trips, multi-day trips, and various social activities. We also have been recording some of our clases and and we have the videos posted online.
Click here for a list of our courses - sorted alphabetically.
Click here for a list of our courses - sorted by topic.
Click here for information about our day and overnight trips.
Click here for our distance learning videos.

What is happening today at OLLI?

Click here for our daily calendar of OLLI activities. (Click an individual topic for more information.)

As an OLLI Member, can I take courses in other departments at CSUF?

Yes, OLLI members can audit other CSUF courses. Click here for more information about auditing courses.

Where can I park on campus?

A CSUF parking pass is included with your OLLI membership. Click here for more information about parking on our campus.

Where can I find the flyer or form for …

Click here for the flyers for trips.
Click here for the flyers for OLLI events.
Click here for the form and procedures for proposing a new course.
Visit the OLLI office to obtain the 'OLLI Permit to Audit' form.
Visit the OLLI office to obtain the 'Titanium Access Request' form.
Click here for the application form to serve on the OLLI Board of Trustees. PDF File

I have a copy of the OLLI Blue Book. Are there any corrections since this was printed

Click here for updates to the OLLI Blue Book.

Why am I not receiving the various OLLI email newsletters?

Check if your OLLI newsletters are in your email spam folder. For further assitance, contact our email editors at

If I want to volunteer with OLLI, where can I get more information?

We always want new volunteers and we have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities available, Click here for more intormation about volunteering at OLLI.