The following FAQs address general questions. Instructors should consult the Instructor FAQs within the Teaching at OLLI section. Click on a question to "open up" the answer.
Where is OLLI located?
Please visit the Contact Us page for more information.
What are the office hours?
For OLLI's office hours, please visit the Office Support page.
Can members take courses both in-person and online?
Yes. OLLI members may register for both kinds of courses.
What does OLLI cost to become an OLLI member?
OLLI at SOU's annual membership dues are $150 per person for the entire academic year. Members may sign up for as many courses as they wish. We do not charge a per-course fee.
Is financial aid available?
Prospective OLLI members who are interested in joining or renewing their membership, but cannot afford to pay the normal fee, are welcome to apply for a scholarship. Please visit the Scholarship Fund page for more information.
Who can join OLLI?
The OLLI program is geared to older adults age 50 or more with a flexible daytime schedule; however, consistent with SOU Nondiscrimination Policy, neither age, race, national origin, religion, sex, handicap or marital status are considerations with regard to OLLI membership. The only requirement is that you are a legal adult, i.e. at least 18 years old.
How to become an OLLI member
Are there any other perks available for OLLI members?
How to request classes
How to get preferred classes
OLLI code of conduct
To ensure a mutually enjoyable classroom environment for OLLI students and instructors, the OLLI Council has adopted a Code of Conduct. It provides guidelines for membership in the OLLI at SOU community, with an emphasis on respect for oneself and for all members of the campus community.
This OLLI Code of Conduct and all of the policies of Southern Oregon University are designed to guide members and instructors by providing descriptions of problematic behaviors and the responses that can be expected should they occur. OLLI members and instructors are encouraged to read the full OLLI Code of Conduct.
OLLI Code of Conduct [PDF]
How to find out about cancelled or rescheduled courses, or to RSVP for a special event
If you receive news and announcements from OLLI via email, you will automatically receive an email notification anytime an OLLI instructor of a course you are enrolled in informs the office that his or her class has been cancelled or rescheduled. OLLI members also automatically receive an email invitation to any event that requires an RSVP. Please check your email for these kinds of announcements or to RSVP for a special event. Links to RSVP for special events are also posted on OLLI's homepage in the "OLLI Updates" box.
If you do not have access to email, please contact the office for assistance.
How to teach a course
Please visit the Teaching at OLLI section of the website for more information.
Can I volunteer at OLLI?
Yes! Please visit the Volunteer Connections section of the website for more information.
Does OLLI offer a summer program?
No, OLLI does not offer a summer program.