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


2019 Spring2019 Summer2019 Fall
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)

2019 Summer
OF 0007.25 OLLI Café

OLLI Café is a social hour held every semester between classes where students can come together in a specially designated room at CES to relax, regroup, share insights, and hear from instructors about their upcoming classes. Our guests this semester are Raymond Conseur (Drums: The History of All That Shakes, Rattles, and Rolls) and Randi McKenzie (Foiling Around: Introduction to Sword Fighting). Light refreshments are provided. OLLI Café is open to members and non-members. Registration is required only if you need a parking permit.

Facilitators: Osher Staff and Volunteers

Course Date(s)
June 28 - June 28
2019 Summer
OF 0007.45 Radio in the Digital Era

Ever wondered how radio, the oldest of the electronic mass media, can live in the era of the internet, podcasts, social media, and the smartphone? Explore the enduring pull of storytelling by learning about the history of radio through active listening to “old-time radio drama” and modern classics. You’ll also get a behind-the-scenes look at how KPBS manages content across multiple platforms, including radio, and how decisions are made about content presentation. Includes a tour of the KPBS facilities. Class meets in the lobby of the KPBS building.

Format: 60% Lecture, 40% Interactive discussion

Course Date(s)
June 28 - June 28