Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) makes it simple to become an OLLI member as well as to register for classes, trips, and undergraduate audit courses.
Instructions to register online can be found here. Online and paper registration (mail, drop off or in person) begins April 11. Phone registrations begin April 13.
In addition to using the online registration site to register for OLLI courses and purchase membership, you may complete the registration form and return it to OLLI along with your payment information (check and Mastercard/Visa accepted) in one of the following ways: mail, or in person. Please see below for OLLI's mailing address, contact information, and office hours.
Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
A $20 fee will be charged for any check returned by the bank.
If you would like to receive the current OLLI catalog, click the Request Information tab, fill in the form, and check the OLLI catalog box at the bottom of the form.
Please see the Member's Handbook for more information regarding Osher policies and procedures.
You may register for any OLLI course, space permitting, until its start date. We encourage you to register early because some courses have limited enrollment and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis; others may be cancelled due to low enrollment. If you register for a course that is filled, you will be notified immediately.
The registration deadline for each term is the last day of that term's add/drop period. We urge you to call the specific University of Pittsburgh department prior to the first class meeting to confirm the course time and location.
You may take an unlimited number of OLLI courses or as space permits. However, only register for the courses and events that you plan to attend. Also, only attend a course or event once your registration has been confirmed. If you cannot attend an OLLI course for which you registered, please call 412-624-7308 to cancel.
You will receive a written confirmation of your course registration. For OLLI courses, the confirmation includes the exact course location and any texts or special materials suggested for the course. If you do not receive your confirmation, call 412-624-7308 to confirm your enrollment and the course location.
Because full membership in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute includes unlimited OLLI courses and an array of benefits, the membership fee is generally nonrefundable. However, if a refund is requested before any benefits have been used and before any classes have been attended, the request will be honored. If you drop an audit course during the add/drop period and paid a fee for the course, the fee will be refunded.
Full refunds for day trips will be issued if the withdrawal occurs by the registration deadline. Withdrawals after that date and up to three business days prior to the trip will be subject to a 50 percent cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued if the cancellation occurs within three business days of the trip. Refunds for special events will be issued only if the withdrawal occurs at least three business days prior to the event unless otherwise noted in the event's listing.
Membership in OLLI is nontransferable.
Texts and materials required by the OLLI course instructor will be indicated on your confirmation. Copies of required texts will be available at The University Store on Fifth, located at 4000 Fifth Avenue, in a special section for OLLI. Texts for audit courses are shelved by department, catalog number, and class number.
Please call 412-624-7308 to inform us of your needs. To ensure accommodation, please contact us at least two weeks before the start of the course.
OLLI follows the University of Pittsburgh's severe weather policy. Any changes to normal University operations will be announced on major radio and television stations. Off-campus OLLI courses are automatically cancelled when their locations close their sites. If the University is not closed, it is up to the instructor of the individual class to make the determination if the class will meet as scheduled.
In the event of an OLLI course cancellation, members will be notified as soon as possible and a class make-up time will be scheduled. If you are unsure as to whether a course will meet, you may also call 412-624-7308. Please use your discretion as to the weather and your safety.