Santa Clara University

Osher Lifelong Learning

                     Membership Benefits

Calendar of events on campus. Santa Clara University offers many cultural, educational, spiritual and recreational opportunities throughout the year. This calendar will provide a month by month listing of events, dates, times and contact information. In addition to events and programs, several ongoing events will be open to members.

Music at Noon hosted by Santa Clara University’s Department of Music. This program showcases dynamic and diverse performers from around the world; from jazz to ethnic, classical, and fusion.

The de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University is the Bay Area’s free art and history museum. You can schedule an “Explore with Me” tour of the ever-changing contemporary art exhibits or a docent-led tour of the permanent California History exhibit, featuring artifacts from local Ohlone Indians, Mission Santa Clara, Santa Clara’s rancho period, and the early years of Santa Clara College.

Mission Santa Clara de Asís. Come join the Santa Clara community for Mass in the historic Mission Church weekdays at 12:05 p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m. Also, join us Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. for Contemplative Prayer and Song.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are another way for OLLI@SCU members to continue lifelong learning beyond the classroom. A SIG is formed by a nucleus of people with a special interest in the same subject, and who are willing to participate as active, rather than as passive, learners. Special Interest Groups are independent and self-directed, with members deciding where and when they will meet and how the group will function. Meeting regularly, SIGS not only provide new and enriching opportunities to form friendships with other members, they also provide continuity with the OLLI@SCU program over the summer break in the class schedule.

Invitation to members-only lectures. These special lectures address interests of lifelong learners, including topics on enriching the mind, body and spirit. 

Invitation to members-only social events. These are quarterly social events geared to meet other members, discover what’s new on campus and help define life long learning at SCU.These include the fall kick-off, the Adobe Lodge dinner, the end of the year picnic and destination learning trips.

Bronco Fever. One of the benefits of OLLI membership is that OLLIs receive reduced rates for athletic events. For the fall quarter, admission for most athletic events is discounted for OLLI members. For more information including schedules for athletic events, please visit

Access to campus amenities. OLLI members have access to the library on-campus, as well as varied cafes and student eateries. 

Community. Most of all, Osher members are a part of a group of people who care about ideas and knowledge, who know how much fun it is to learn and grow. Being a part of this community allows members to explore a different side of themselves and expand their thinking with fellow learners.

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