Learning for the Joy of Learning

Close to 100 Courses each Year with No Tests, No Grades and No Prerequisites

OLLI 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!
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 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.

In order to register for OLLI courses you must first be a member of OLLI at BCC.  
Click on Join / Renew for more information on membership.  

Class 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 May through August.  We welcome all; click here Join / Renew to become a member of OLLI at BCC. Partial scholarships are also available. Click here for details.
  • 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.
  • If you wish to add or delete class registrations after having registered, please call the OLLI office at 413.236.2190 and we will be happy to help.

Locations: OLLI courses are held online using Zoom or in a variety of locations throughout the Berkshires.  Please note that OLLI works to ensure its courses and locations are accessible to all.                                                                               


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

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