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 $99 per term fee covers up to three (3) courses per term. Additional courses over the four are $15 each. Some courses may have additional fees for supplies or lab costs as identified in the course description.

Who teaches OLLI courses?

While many courses may be offered in either online or hybrid formats, there are some that require students to attend on campus. We are aware that most of our students need classes that are flexible to meet professional or personal schedules so we work with each student individually to create a class schedule each semester that fits their needs.

What are Weekly Bonuses?

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

What is a "rolling" membership?

You can join or rejoin OLLI anytime. Your OLLI at UAH membership will be valid for 12 (or 24) months beginning the month your membership was processed. For example, if you joined in January 2016, your membership will not expire until December 31, 2016. 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. Should you renew your membership early, your membership will be extended for 12 (or 24) months from the current expiration date provided your renewal is processed before your current membership expires.

What is the difference between the membership and course fees?

The $25 membership fee provides you all of the membership benefits listed in our membership benefits. The $99 course fee is paid per term for enrollment in up to three (3) courses (above three are $15 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?

Instructions for accessing campus WiFi will be provided on the first day of class. Call 256-824-6183 for assistance.

How do I join the library?

Current OLLI members may utilize selected services at the Salmon Library for no additional fee. Visit the User Services desk to obtain a user card and services explanation. More information:

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?

UAH Zoned Parking

To improve parking and safety on campus, UAH uses zoned parking.

OLLI course participants receive a commuter parking permit as part of their registration, and have special parking privileges in zones designated for Faculty/Staff+Commuter parking.

Parking Permits

OLLI Term Parking Permits can be picked up each term in the CPCS Registration Office, Wilson Hall, Room 103 prior to or on the first day of class. An OLLI Permit Application* must be completed. The application is available on-site or can be downloaded at

*Application requires vehicle year, make, color, and type; driver’s license number and state of issue; and license plate number. The parking permit will need to be validated by the registration office for each term in which you are registered. Only one hangtag will be issued per academic year.

Parking Zone Locations

See suggested zoned parking map at or view all campus parking options at the interactive UAH Campus Map.

Parking restrictions are monitored and enforced, and members are responsible for fines resulting from violations.

NOTE: Parking improvements are being implemented during the 2018/19 academic year. Visit UAH Campus Map for the most current parking information.

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 $10 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 Permit at the UAH Police Department for $140.
Inclement Weather?

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


Still have Questions?

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