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Unlock the power of lifelong learning at OLLI! Where inspiration knows no boundaries and the pursuit of knowledge knows no limits.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Clemson is a lifelong learning program for seasoned adults who enjoy learning for fun. At OLLI, the thirst for knowledge never ends, with classes and social programs that nourish the mind, body, and soul. Build friendships with others who live in the spirit of learning and personal growth by choosing from dozens of classes and special interest programs.

No tests. No grades. No limits.

Attend non-credit courses taught by passionate instructors. Explore new subjects without the stress of homework or exams. Is there a topic you'd like to learn about? Email us at

Connect with your peers.

Stay after class and get to know other lifelong learners. Meet like-minded members in a Special Interest Group. Join a committee and help shape our program.

We make learning simple.

Enroll in courses online, by mail, or by email. There are no prerequisites. Attend any course you like. We send weekly reminders so you'll never miss a course.

Memberships make great gifts.

Members can attend courses at any of our locations. Share the joy of lifelong learning with someone you love. Since there's always something new to learn, your gift keeps on giving.

We are an award-winning membership community

of more than 1,100 adults dedicated to creating a 

member-driven, volunteer-led, stimulating and engaging

lifelong learning experience for all. 

Get Involved

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Register for Classes

From engaging discussions to hands-on workshops, our courses cover a wide range of topics, providing members with unique opportunities to learn, connect, and grow.


Special Interest Groups 

Special Interest Groups (SIG), are member led and created. Each is different depending on its focus, and all provide interesting lifelong learning opportunities as well as fun social experiences.

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Upcoming Events

Embrace the chance to learn, grow, and be inspired as you navigate through these upcoming events that promise to broaden your perspective, ignite your passions, and pave the way for a brighter future.

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Domestic Travel

Learn more about where Clemson OLLI plans to travel domestically. Either a couple states away or just for the day you can experience what OLLI has to offer.


If you are interested in teaching for OLLI, please complete our online course proposal form. Once received, someone will follow up to discuss your proposal.

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Volunteer at OLLI

Volunteers are the backbone of our organization and our program thrives based on their efforts. We hope you will enhance your experience by volunteering.

Want to Become a Member?

OLLI is all about learning for the love of it.

An OLLI Membership opens you up to Special Interest Groups, courses, excursions, travel, OLLI events and more!  We invite you to become a member.


Annual membership is $50 and runs from June 30 through July 1 of each year.

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