A $150 annual fee entitles members to enroll in an unlimited number of OLLI classes (space permitting) from over 100 courses offered in each of three terms, from September to June. There is no per-course tuition.

Course topics include the arts, history, languages and cultures, life planning, literature, movement, nature, personal exploration, recreation, social sciences, and STEM. Learning is a pleasure for members and instructors alike because there are no tests, grades, or academic prerequisites.

How to become an OLLI member

Annual enrollment is now open for the 2023–2024 academic year.

For your convenience, there are three ways to become an OLLI at SOU member: online, by filling out a paper form and mailing it to the office, or by email or telephone. 

Online: Click here to sign in and renew your membership, or to create a new OLLI account and join OLLI. Follow the instructions on the sign in page. 

Paper form: Click here to download a PDF membership application form and mail it to the OLLI office with payment.

Email or telephone: Contact the OLLI office at olli@sou.edu or call (541) 552-6048.


Everyone has abilities that can be used to keep OLLI the outstanding organization that it is. Members who choose to contribute their expertise to teach a course or to participate on committees or in leadership roles enjoy a particularly rich OLLI experience. Click here for more information about volunteering.


If financial circumstances make the annual membership fee a hardship, OLLI offers a reduced membership fee to a limited number of members. See the Scholarship Fund page for more information.

 Refund Policy

OLLI at SOU membership fees are not refundable. In a case of extreme hardship, a member can submit to the OLLI Assistant Director a confidential request stating the necessity for the exception to this policy. To verify hardship, applicants must submit in writing a description of the specific circumstances for the request. Click here for a copy of the refund request form [PDF].