Learning for the Joy of Learning!

Over 100 Courses each Year with No Tests, No Grades, and No Prerequisites

OLLI at BCC offers four terms a year of exciting, thought-provoking courses in a wide variety of subjects, including science, literature, history, politics, the arts and more. Courses are offered in the fall (September/October), winter (January/February) and spring (April/May) and summer (June/July/August) The opportunity to attend OLLI courses is a benefit of OLLI membership.

Our classes are held online & throughout the Berkshires!
We offer both online and in-person courses. Our in-person courses and events are offered in a variety of locations throughout the Berkshires, from Williamstown to Great Barrington, and everywhere in between. Our accomplished instructors include active and retired college professors, subject area experts, and knowledgeable laypeople, and are all volunteers. Typically, a course consists of four to six weekly classes held in the daytime on weekdays, usually 90 minutes in length. OLLI events and courses are
not held on state and federal holidays, Passover, Rosh Hashanah, and Yom Kippur. We also offer a number of lectures, workshops, and events throughout the year.

Course Fees and Information:

  • Please note that an Annual OLLI membership ($60 per year) is required to register for fall, winter and spring courses. Both Annual members and Summer members ($30) may register for summer courses given in June through August. Learn more about membership.
  • Scholarships are available to assist with membership and course fees, learn more here.
  • Course registration fees are $50 for one course; $95 for 2 or 3 courses; and $125 for 4 or more courses within a semester.
  • Flexpasses ($50 each) are also available. These entitle the holder to attend up to 6 individual classes across a variety of courses within a semester. Courses that are at capacity or have limited registration are not open to Flexpass holders.

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OLLI: the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College
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1350 West Street | Pittsfield, MA 01201 | 413.236.2190 | olli@berkshirecc.edu

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