Learning for the Joy of Learning!
Over 100 Courses each Year with No Tests, No Grades, and No Prerequisites
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:
OLLI: the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College