Learning for the Joy of Learning

Over 100 Courses each Year with No Tests, No Grades and (Mostly) No Homework!

OLLI at BCC offers four 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) spring (April/May) and summer (June only.) The opportunity to attend OLLI courses is a benefit of OLLI membership.

Throughout the Berkshires!
OLLI courses are offered in a variety of locations throughout the Berkshires, from Williams College to Bard College at Simon's Rock, and everywhere in between. Our accomplished instructors include active and retired college professors and are all volunteers. Typically, a course consists of five or six weekly classes, usually 90 minutes in length.

To be eligible to register for OLLI courses you need to 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 June and July.  We welcome all; click here Join / Renew to become a member of OLLI at BCC.
  • Course registration fees are $50 for one course; $95 for 2 or 3 courses; and $125 for 4 or more courses within a semester.
  • If you wish to add or delete class registrations after having previously "confirmed" your choices, please call the OLLI office at 413 236 2190. 

Locations: OLLI courses are offered in a variety of locations throughout the Berkshires.  Browse to the current semester Course Schedule & Links page on this website to see our specific current offerings and their locations.  Please note that OLLI works to ensure its courses and locations are accessible to all.                                                                               


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OLLI: the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College
Partners in education with Williams College, Bard College at Simon's Rock and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

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

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