OLLI FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

OLLI at UAH Policies and Program Information
Who attends OLLI courses?

OLLI is recognized as a lifelong learning organization for adults 50 and over, whether you are working, retired, or semi-retired. However, there is no set age requirement and you are welcome to join at any age!

How many courses may I take per term?

You may take as many courses as you wish! An $85 per term fee covers up to four (4) courses per term. Additional courses over the four are $10 each. Some courses may have additional fees for supplies or lab costs as identified in the course description.

Who teaches OLLI courses?

Course leaders are qualified members of OLLI, the university, and others who enjoy sharing their knowledge. OLLI is particularly proud of its volunteer teachers and speakers, many of whom are well-known experts in their fields.

What are Weekly Bonuses?

Generally free, weekly bonuses are classes, lectures, or special activities for OLLI members! Visit Osher.uah.edu/WeeklyBonus for details on upcoming activities.

What is a "rolling" membership?

Your OLLI at UAH membership will be valid for 12 (or 24) months beginning the month your membership was processed. For example, if you join in December of the current year, your membership will not expire until November 30 of the following year. At least 30 days before your membership is due to expire, you will receive a letter or email reminder that it's time to renew. If your membership expires, your new OLLI at UAH membership will be valid for 12 (or 24) months beginning the month your renewal is processed.

What is the difference between the membership and course fees?

The $16 membership fee provides you all of the membership benefits listed in our membership benefits. The $85 course fee is paid per term for enrollment in up to four (4) courses (above four are $10 each).

Does OLLI provide member financial assistance?

Yes, for assistance information call 256.824.6183.

Why couldn't I get the course I wanted?

The maximum number of students per course is decided by the instructor or by room capacity. Students are enrolled in the order registrations are received. If your course is full, you can be placed on a waiting-list and will be contacted if a seat becomes available. Notify our Registration Office if you want to drop a course to allow wait-listed registrants to attend.

Can I get a refund if I decide to withdraw from my courses?

Due to the low cost at which these courses are provided and the additional cost it would take to process refunds, no refund is given for those who wish to withdraw from classes.

How do I access the Campus Wi-Fi?

Your logon ID and password will be emailed to you with instructions for accessing Wi-Fi. Call 256-824-6183 for assistance.

How do I join the library?

Each week, the Salmon Library staff receives an updated listing of OLLI members. The first time you visit, stop by the circulation desk for your library card and an explanation of benefits.

What are the benefits of joining the UAH Fitness Center?

You will be able to join for a short-term (3 months), and will receive $10 off the monthly membership rate.

What are the UAH parking regulations?

On-campus Parking

OLLI course participants receive a term parking permit as part of their course registration packet. Campus parking information may be found at Osher.uah.edu/OLLIParking. Parking restrictions are monitored closely and members are responsible for fines resulting from violations. If you have difficulty finding a parking space, use the UAH Intermodal Parking Facility located on John Wright Drive, directly across from the UAH Fitness Center. Parking is also available in front of the Conference Training Center, a short walk from Wilson Hall.

Parking restrictions are monitored closely, and members are responsible for fines resulting from violations. Detailed information is available at http://www.uah.edu/police/parking.

Additional options for OLLI Parking
If you are NOT registered for term courses, but plan to attend other OLLI activities on campus, please select one of the following to avoid parking fines:

Purchase an OLLI Term Parking Permit at the discounted rate of $5 from the PCS Registration Office, Wilson Hall 103. Hours are 8:15 am to 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday.

Obtain a Free Visitor's Parking Pass for up to 1 week from the UAH Police Department located in the UAH Intermodal Parking Facility.

Purchase a year-long UAH parking decal at the UAH Police Department for $120.

Inclement Weather?

If Huntsville City Schools close, OLLI Classes will not meet. Check local media broadcasts for closing announcements.


Still have Questions?

Contact 256.824.6183 or OLLI.Info@uah.edu