PALM DESERT – If you’re tired of watching Netflix, playing Trivial Pursuit or any host of activities during the COVID-19 shutdowns, you can challenge yourself at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus.

Adults 50 and over can register for online summer classes now.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a program designed for adults 50 and older who want to experience learning for the fun of it. OLLI offers non-credit, university-level courses, but without the grades, tests or homework. Membership is open to adults who enjoy learning, regardless of their educational background.

Since 2001 philanthropist Bernard Osher has made grants from the Bernard Osher Foundation to launch OLLI programs at 120 universities and colleges throughout the United States.

“In addition to our traditional courses, we offer a variety of free member events, discussion groups and a fabulous educational travel program,” Sue Anderson, director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, said in a prepared statement. “Even though we can’t meet in person on campus right now, we still have a very robust selection of classes and activities being offered online this summer and fall. We also provide training and support to help people get started.”

For more information, call (909) 537-8270 or visit the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute website by clicking here.

The CSUSB Palm Desert Campus offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees, a doctorate in educational leadership, and teaching credentials and certificates. With more than 1,600 students, it is the Coachella Valley’s four-year public university and plays a vital role in educating and training the region’s growing population. In light of the effects of Covid-19, online education plays big role.

For more information about the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus, contact Mike Singer in the Office of Strategic Communication at [email protected] or (760) 341-2883, ext. 78107, or visit the campus website at

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