OLLI at BCC offers courses and programs online via Zoom and in-person, as safety allows. OLLI provides training and support to all instructors on using the Zoom platform, and a staff member or volunteer will be on hand for all class sessions to assist as needed. For more information call 413.236.2190.

OLLI at BCC is a volunteer-run program, and all of our instructors are volunteers who love sharing their knowledge and insight with our members. In gratitude for their generosity, each instructor receives one free course for themselves or a friend or family member, an OLLI notebook, and an invitation to our annual Faculty Appreciation Party.

OLLI courses have no tests, no grades, and no prerequisites and cover a wide variety of subjects. They are usually held on weekdays during daytime hours, but can also be scheduled at other times if need be. They are generally 90 minutes long and run weekly, but other options are welcomed.

If you are interested in teaching a course for OLLI, we would be delighted to hear from you! Please fill out our instructor form. If you need assistance with the form, please call 413.236.2190.  Thank you so much!

OLLI at BCC offers five semesters of courses each year, with the majority of classes offered weekly for four to six weeks. The semesters are:

  • Winter: mid January to late February
  • Spring: mid March to late April
  • Summer One: late May to early July
  • Summer Two: mid July to late August
  • Fall: mid September to late October

We have four curriculum committees that review course proposals and work with instructors. They focus on the Arts, Science, Literature and Social Science.  We look forward to hearing from you!

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