When classes are in session, OLLI provides regular single event educational programs that are free and open to the greater community. Weekly OLLI Community Lectures are held each Wednesday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on the Ashland campus. In addition, quarterly OLLI Community Forums are held on the Medford campus. A special Vital Issues Forum is typically scheduled once a year.
OLLI has also established collaborative partnerships with Ashland at Home, Choosing Options, Honoring Options (COHO) and ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum.
OLLI further extends its community outreach through its OLLI Ambassador Program. This program provides a two-way conduit of information between OLLI and community organizations with missions that overlap with that of OLLI.