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​As we prepare for Summer 2017, we are excited to introduce a new program for OLLI at HSU, to celebrate some of the diverse and rich aspects of Humboldt County culture with the OLLI community. Each week courses will spotlight one of four distinct themes: History, Arts, Environment and Industry.

Classes will be each be a three-hour, one-class meeting. We aren't holding classes that meet over multiple weeks; but rather we are soliciting courses which can stand alone in a three-hour block. OLLI summer classes will be held on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays.

Classes will meet from either 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or 2-5 p.m. Field trips can be part of a day or all day on Saturdays. Sunday field trips may be possible by special arrangement. Please put a note on the proposal form if you would like to offer a Sunday field trip.

OLLI Summer 2017 Program

  • Humboldt History - July 12-15
    To celebrate the rich past of our region. Courses focused on places, people, structures, and stories.
  • Humboldt Arts - July 19-22
    To provide understanding and access to the vast north coast arts scene. Courses which make art, celebrate art and share art.
  • Humboldt Environment - July 26-29
    To provide access and understanding of the natural world around us. Courses in natural resources, climate issues and ocean/redwood region.
  • Humboldt Industry - Aug. 2-5
    To explore the many resources, business industries and products which originate from and support our region. Courses focused on resource and extraction industries, tourism, locally made products and businesses.

We are looking for courses in any subject, as long as the course material fits within one of the four themes. See the complete list of subjects below. If you are interested in proposing a course for our new summer program, please submit your course proposal no later than March 10.

OLLI Summer courses will be priced at $75 for the general public and $40 for OLLI members. As always, OLLI faculty will be compensated at 50% of class fees after course expenses. If the class you wish to propose requires additional materials or course fees, please make certain to inform us on the proposal form.

Once you submit the proposal form, you should receive a notice of receipt within three days. If you do not hear back, please contact the OLLI office to confirm receipt.

Please note the Summer Open House will be at the Great Hall on the HSU campus Saturday, June 24 from 1-3 p.m. If you are submitting a proposal, please plan to attend the open house or to have a representative come to the open house on your behalf.

We look forward to a great summer program with you and OLLI at HSU!


  • Art
  • Culinary
  • Current Events
  • Economics
  • Film
  • Health
  • History
  • Language & Culture
  • Literature
  • Leisure Activities
  • Mathematics
  • Mind & Heart
  • Music
  • Poetry
  • Political Science
  • Science & Environment
  • Technology
  • Travel
  • Writing