Membership

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About OLLI Membership

When you join OLLI, you pay an annual membership fee which allows you to participate in courses, events, and other special opportunities. If you join mid-year, the fee is prorated. All memberships are renewed annually prior to the fall term. All courses are included in your membership but some courses have additional fees for such things as transportation or materials. An annual OLLI membership is $220 and includes three requests during the request period. During the additional registration period, you may sign up for as many additional courses as you wish.

Membership Includes

  • Access to hundreds of courses and activities per year
  • Social events
  • Special Interest Groups, or SIGs
  • Quarterly Course Guides
  • Travel opportunities
  • Volunteer opportunities

OLLI Membership Benefits & Responsibilities

1.     Enjoy. Enjoy being one of the 1,200 OLLI at U of M members, and one of over 150,000 OLLI members in 120 OLLIs in 379 cities nationwide!

2.     ID Yourself. Wear your name badge to courses, events, SIGs, and as a volunteer. 1,200 names are a lot to remember!

3.     Take Courses and Learn Lots! As you register, know that enrollment is based on an equal opportunity allocation, and though there is no guarantee of your first choice, we try!

4.     Meet Others at OLLI Events. OLLI Events are a great opportunity to get to meet other members! (If you RSVP and your plans change, please cancel by calling the OLLI office at 624-4787 to avoid wasted food and wasted funds.)

5.     Join A Small Group. Consider joining one of OLLI's 35 Special Interest Groups (SIGs).

6.     Volunteer. Whether as course leaders, course assistants, board members, or committee members, OLLI volunteers are an essential part of OLLI's success.

7.     Take Advantage. OLLI members receive discounts in University of Minnesota Alumni Association, have access to UMAA Travel, and receive invitations to participate in U of M community special events and research projects.

8.     Respect. To promote a great organization, we invite you to extend a welcome to other OLLI members, volunteers, and staff, and to enter into each discussion with respect. Also, remember that OLLI is a guest at course sites and to honor their policies, so that we are invited to return. In order to be fair to the course sites’ requests and to other members, do not attend a course for which you are wait-listed or not registered. 

9.     Invite your Friends to Join Us. The more lifelong learners the better!

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