Why do people join OLLI?
Because they enjoy learning,
creating exciting programs together, and
meeting interesting new people in their community!


OLLI is a dynamic membership program in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts that offers over 120 terrific programs a year, including:

  • Five semesters a year of thought-provoking courses in literature, science, politics, history, the arts and more throughout the Berkshires, exclusively for OLLI members. No tests, no grades, just learning for the joy of learning!
  • The annual OLLI Art Show open exclusively to all OLLI members who paint, photograph, sculpt, draw and more.
  •  Shared Interest Groups offer you the opportunity to gather with like-minded people for discussion or activities in a wide variety of subjects, from contract bridge and photography to gardening and Native American culture. And OLLI members are encouraged to start their own with the support of the OLLI Office. FREE and exclusively for OLLI members.
  • Our annual Distinguished Speaker Series, featuring experts in a wide variety of fields from May through October. OLLI members receive discounted admission.
  • A variety of special events and day trips to local and regional cultural organizations, from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts to our annual picnic supper at Jacob's Pillow. OLLI members receive discounted tickets and early access to registration.
Your OLLI membership gives you exclusive access to our courses, annual art show, and shared interest groups, along with discounted admission and first dibs on registration for our speakers, special events, and bus trips. But that's not all! Joining OLLI gives you access to: Enjoy all of the above and more for just $60 for 12 months, or $30 for a summer membership (June-August.) Finances a problem? Contact our Executive Director Megan Whilden at 413-236-2192 to learn more about our scholarship opportunities.

Ready to join? Click here to securely join online with a credit card. Or click here for a printable registration form you can mail in with a check, or give us a call at 413-236-2190 to join OLLI over the phone.

Questions? Send us an email or give us a call at 413-236-2190 and we are happy to help!


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OLLI: the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College
Partners in education with Williams College, Bard College at Simon's Rock and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

1350 West Street | Pittsfield, MA 01201 | 413.236.2190 | olli@berkshirecc.edu

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