As part of Montana’s land grant university, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at MSU (formerly Wonderlust) provides intellectually stimulating and enjoyable programs that foster lifelong learning and community engagement for individuals 50 and greater. There are no tests.No grades. No papers. OLLI at MSU offers learning opportunities for the pure joy of learning. OLLI at MSU is a program of MSU Academic Technology and Outreach.

OLLI at MSU Offerings

We are excited to offer a diverse line-up of topics and programs this year! Join us for one of our many two-hour, four to six week courses, monthly speaker series, hands-on tours of local businesses and performing arts groups, and seminars. Our book discussion groups, the timely Friday Forum and Community Events also offer opportunity for learning and discussion. If you are looking for in-depth extended learning, an OLLI at MSU Montana Travel Series program may be right up your alley.

All OLLI at MSU programs are created by members for members, and instructed by local and visiting professionals, university professors and staff. Our ‘teaching staff’ enjoy instructing our engaged, curious and enthusiastic OLLI at MSU members.

OLLI at MSU is guided by a volunteer Advisory Council, composed of members from throughout the greater Gallatin Valley community.

Benefits of Membership

$45 per year includes

  • Exclusive member-only programs
  • Free member-only Side Trip lectures
  • One pass each semester to bring a guest to a Side Trip lecture
  • Invitations to Special Events
  • Friday Forum notifications

Learn more about membership.