"OLLI has provided opportunities to take courses outside my professional interests, to teach for the first time and to continue to apply my work experience by serving in a leadership capacity.
"My sense of community has been vastly expanded by the relationships I've developed with fellow members. As a result, retirement is a rich and exciting chapter of my life."
-- Cliff Edwards, former OLLI Council President
The membership information below relates to the regular academic year, September through June. Participation in OLLI’s abbreviated summer session requires a non-refundable $25 tuition fee for both members and non-members. Click “Sign In” above to get started and follow the instructions.
To access full membership benefits, it is necessary to enroll as an OLLI member and pay the annual membership fee of $100. Download a Membership Form [PDF]. If you wish, you can type into this form on your computer. [Note: Mac users, do not use Mac "Preview" to fill out PDF forms.] Save the PDF to your computer and use Acrobat Reader to fill it out. You may also print this form and fill it out by hand. Return the form to the OLLI office along with payment via check, Visa or MasterCard. Enrollment can also occur by visiting the OLLI office.
If financial circumstances make a $100 membership fee a hardship, OLLI offers reduced membership fee to a limited number of members. Download an OLLI Reduced Membership Application Form (PDF)
Dues and fees are not refundable. In a case of extreme hardship, a member can submit to the OLLI Coordinator a confidential request in writing, stating the necessity for the refund. To verify hardship, applicants shall complete an explanatory narrative paragraph describing the specific circumstances for the request. A form for this may be obtained from the Coordinator in the OLLI office.
The completed form will be reviewed by the OLLI Coordinator and the Council Treasurer for approval. The Coordinator will contact the applicant about the decision. Any refund will be reduced by a processing fee which is charged to OLLI by SOU on every membership.
[From OLLI at SOU Policies and Procedures, 8/29/12]
Everyone has abilities that can be used to keep OLLI the outstanding organization that it is. Click here to find out how you can participate.