Where curiosity never retires

Non-credit, no tests, no grades…just the fun of sharing and learning.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Eckerd College provides personal enrichment opportunities through intellectually stimulating non-credit classes, trips, and interest groups. Through OLLI you will rediscover the joys of learning.

  • Explore topics of interest you never found time to do before
  • Take part in lively discussions
  • Find new meaning and self-discovery through a variety of learning experiences
  • Build new friendships with like-minded people

What OLLI at Eckerd Offers You

  • An affordable annual membership that provides classes and trips at reduced fees
  • A robust learning community of more than 1200 members
  • Programs year round at the beautiful Eckerd College Campus on Boca Ciega Bay and various locations throughout Pinellas County
  • Single or multi-session classes in three separate terms: Winter, Spring/Summer, Autumn
  • Monthly social events
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Class instructors with exceptional subject matter expertise
  • Member discounts at selected local cultural and entertainment venues

What You Can Do With OLLI

  • Delve deeply into intriguing academic subjects or enjoy lighter classes on scores of fun topics
  • Discover Florida’s natural beauty and wildlife on local and regional day trips
  • Explore international locations throughout Latin America and Europe with like-minded travelers
  • Partake in delicious cuisine and wine at distinctive restaurants
  • Enjoy theater, opera, dance, photography and more with special interest groups
Met Opera Live in HD

Enjoy the entire 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera season simulcast in the Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium. OLLI and ASPEC members will receive ticket discounts.


Find us in nine locations across the Tampa Bay Area

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Meet the Staff

Monica Kile

Monica Kile
West Lodge 125

Learn More About Monica

Monica is OLLI’s newest staff member. She offers a unique combination of non‐profit administration skills, and travel and program development that are sure to serve OLLI well. Monica has a deep love of history, literature, and travel, and is excited to explore these topics with our well‐read, well‐traveled members. Stop by and say hello to Monica in her new office in the West Lodge.

Tom Santee

Tom Santee
Creative Director
Sigma 114

Learn More About Tom

Tom is one of Eckerd College’s longest serving staff members, having worked at the College for more than 35 years. He has been with OLLI since its inception as Senior College in 1995. As Creative Director, Tom sets the vision for OLLI’s curriculum. Love our programming? Thank Tom. Have suggestions for new courses or trips? Tell Tom. With new staff on hand to oversee administration, Tom can focus exclusively on curriculum development. This means he has more time to explore new topics, meet new instructors, and plan new trips. A course suggestion form will be up and running soon on our website so that you can share all of your great ideas with him.
Linda Font

Linda Font
Continuing Education Logistics and Volunteer Coordinator
West Lodge

Learn More About Linda

Linda has been on staff at Eckerd for 8 years and has been arranging logistics for OLLI for some time, where her incredible attention to detail is greatly valued. With her warm and welcoming personality, she is a natural fit to begin overseeing volunteer coordination.

Kay Greenman
North County Logistics Coordinator

Learn More About Kay

Kay is another volunteer turned part‐time staff member. She oversees logistics at our sites in northern Pinellas County. Kay’s not afraid of handling our pesky audio‐visual needs, and knows the difference between an HDMI port and a VGA port. Aren’t you glad someone does?