Special Events are unique opportunities for Osher members. They often include "behind the scenes" looks at fascinating places of cultural interest in San Diego.


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2018 Summer
OF 0007.19 Women Warriors

Ever wonder how world changers become so? Through a one-woman performance by Annette Hubbell, see eight remarkable women tell their stories of how they changed the world and, in the process, changed themselves. They all had something in common, too. They believed they were following God’s calling. Corrie ten Boom protected Nazi-era fugitives. Sojourner Truth became a freedom fighter. Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Amy Carmichael protected little girls from forced prostitution. Mary McLeod Bethune became the first women to establish a university. Gladys Aylward led 100 children to safety over 100 miles of China’s mountainous terrain. Elizabeth Fry became known as the Angel of the Prisons. Harriet Tubman became the Moses of her people. Their stories are riveting.

Format: 80% Lecture/Demonstration, 20% Interactive discussion

Course Date(s)
July 11 - July 11
OF 0007.21 Welcome Orientation and Tour

New to the OLLI at SDSU? A returning member in need of a refresher? Or just want to see if OLLI at SDSU is for you? We invite you to a short presentation followed by a walking tour of our facilities and several points of interest on campus (Wear comfortable shoes!)

  • Meet our dynamic instructors, staff, and fellow learners
  • Enjoy refreshments and an opportunity drawing
  • Learn more about spring course offerings
  • Register for classes
  • This event is free. Space is limited.

You’ll receive an email with event details and instructions for convenient parking. The trolley and bus stops are also nearby. We look forward to meeting you!

Facilitators: OLLI Staff and Volunteers (membership not required)

2018 Summer
OF 0007.25 OLLI Cafe

OLLI Café is a social hour held twice per semester between classes where students can come together in a specially designated room at CES to relax, regroup, share insights about classes, catch up, and hear from instructors on their upcoming classes. Refreshments are provided. OLLI Café is open to members and non-members, and registration is not required.

Course Date(s)
June 25 - June 25