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Free Fall Classes for People 50 and Older

October 4, 2016

PALM DESERT, Calif – The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus is accepting registrations for its fall classes. The fall session begins on Monday, October 17, with a week of free courses that are open to the public.

The regular term starts Friday, October 28, and includes six-week courses with topics in the arts, history, natural sciences, philosophy, law and current events. Several film courses will also be offered.

“In addition to our traditional courses, we offer a variety of free member events, discussion groups, and an educational travel program,” said Sue Anderson, director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. “Our membership and program offerings have both grown significantly. It’s an exciting time for our OLLI.”

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a program designed for adults 50 and older who want to experience learning for the fun of it. Osher offers non-credit, university-level courses, but without the grades, tests or homework. Membership is open to mature adults who enjoy learning, regardless of their past educational background. Annual membership is $50; then members choose as many courses as they like and pay for those courses on an individual basis. Six-week courses are $50 each; three-week courses are $25.

Courses are held at Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus, 37-500 Cook St.

For more information or to receive a free course catalog, call (909) 537-8121 or visit

Located in beautiful Palm Desert, the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus offers bachelor and master’s degrees, a doctorate degree in educational leadership, and teacher credentials and certificates. With more than 1,400 students, it is the only four-year public university in the Coachella Valley and plays a vital role in educating and training the region’s growing population.

For more information about the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus, contact Mike Singer in the campus’s Office of Public Affairs at or 760-341-2883, ext. 78107 or visit the campus website at

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