FAQ

 What is OLLI?
Who can participate?
What is the cost?
How do I become a member?
How do I pay for my membership?
How can I be eligible for a tax deductable membership?
What subject areas are offered in your classes?
How do I register for classes?
How do I know I’ve successfully registered?
Cancellation/Refund Policy?
Where are classes held?
Where should I park?
Who are the instructors?
I’d like to teach a class – how can I get started?
How can I keep up to date on OLLI events and programs?
How do I get involved?


What is OLLI? The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Arkansas (OLLI) is a non-profit program and an affiliate of the University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions. Since 2007, OLLI at UA has provided northwest Arkansas’ seasoned adults with an vibrant learning community that encourages adults to live well and learn forever through the hundreds of stimulating non-credit classes, programs, cultural and social events produced annually by our member driven organization.

Who can participate?  Any seasoned adult is welcome to join.  OLLI classes, programs and activities are geared toward the interests of adults over 50 , to come together in a lively learning environment to explore intellectual subjects and cultural programs of interest, share their diverse experiences and talents, and make new friends.

What is the cost?  Two membership types are available:

1. Single Annual Membership – $50.00
2. Arkansas Alumni Association Members – $40.00

How do I become a member?

 CLICK HERE MEMBERSHIP– Join Online 24/7:  http://reg138.imperisoft.com/UARK/Search/Registration.aspx                                

– Join in Person:  Come by the OLLI office on the Downtown Fayetteville Square and register in person. Registration services are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at University of Arkansas (OLLI)
2 East Center Street, Fayetteville, AR 72701

How do I pay for my annual membership?

–  Member card logo1With a debit or credit card (Available online only):  http://reg138.imperisoft.com/UARK/Search/Registration.aspx
– Check, cash or money order in person or by mail:
Come by the OLLI office and register in person.  We’re delighted to help you! Memberships are not subject to refunds.

How can I be eligible for a tax deductible membership?  All OLLI annual memberships are tax deductible.

What subject areas are offered in your classes?   Each fall and spring semester, 100 or more courses and events are offered covering thought-provoking and wide ranging topics from global events to the arts, from history to health science research, to important local and worldwide issues of the day. There’s no pressure of tests or grades and no papers to write.

How do I register for classes?                                                                                                              –  Online:  http://reg138.imperisoft.com/UARK/Search/Registration.aspx                                             –  By Mail or in Person:  Just fill out a Registration form and submit it to the OLLI office along with your payment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     How do I know I’ve successfully registered?  You will be emailed a Transaction Summary indicating your registration and course or event information.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: When dropping / cancelling a class you MUST call the OLLI office fifteen (15) days prior to the start of the class to receive a full refund. A refund will not be issued if class is cancelled within 15 days. Payments made by credit card will be refunded to the credit card account and are credited immediately. Payments by cash or check will receive a refund check mailed to the home address within 4 weeks. Receipts will not be sent for refunds.

*Note: You will receive a full refund if OLLI has to cancel a class due unforeseen circumstances (weather, instructor illness, etc.)

Where are classes held?   Tip: Be sure to check your course catalog for class location. Most OLLI at UA classes are held on the 4th floor at the University of Arkansas Global Campus on 2 E. Center Street in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Periodically classes, hikes, out and about programs and educational tours will meet at other sites throughout Northwest Arkansas.                                                                 Click here to view a map.

Where should I park?  In order to make parking easier for your classes at the UA Global Campus, the OLLI office  issues a parking code for the Town Center Parking Garage. The code will be issued to enrolled students via email prior to class. Parking is also available around the square in metered parking for $.25 per hour. The Square Proper is free for parking for a maximum of 2 hours.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Click here to view a downtown Fayetteville parking map.

Who are the instructors? Workshops and special events are led by current and retired University of Arkansas faculty and community experts and enthusiasts.

I’d like to teach a class – how can I get started? Thank you, in advance for your interest in becoming an OLLI at UA instructor! Click here for the course proposal form, then bring the completed form to the OLLI office or e-mail it to olli@uark.edu.

How can I keep up to date on OLLI events and programs?                                    Sign up for our e-newsletter by contacting the OLLI office, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

How do I get involved?

OLLI relies heavily on volunteers to make the program a success. We welcome volunteers to assist with the smooth functioning of courses, recruiting new members or suggesting new course offerings. You can also make donations to the program. To learn more about these opportunities, contact our office by e-mail at olli@uark.edu or call 479-575-4545.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
2 East Center Street
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
479-575-4545 | olli@uark.edu
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