Learning for the Joy of Learning
Close to 100 Courses each Year with No Tests, No Grades and No Prerequisites
at BCC offers five semesters 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 (two summer semesters!) The opportunity to attend OLLI
courses is a benefit of OLLI membership.
Our classes are held online & throughout the Berkshires!
For the past year we have held classes online via Zoom. Going forward, we will be offering 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 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.
Class Fees and Information:
Locations: OLLI courses are held online using Zoom or, beginning in Fall 2021, in a variety of locations throughout the Berkshires. Please note that OLLI works to ensure its courses and locations are accessible to all.