Registration Information

How to Register

You may choose how to register for your OLLI courses and Outings–go online or complete a paper form. Each person registering must do so individually and pay with a separate credit card charge or check payable to UVa Fund/OLLI. On your online account or on the registration form, please include your e-mail address so that we may notify you of essential course information throughout the semester. As a courtesy to our instructors and members, please select your courses with the intention of attending all classes. Absenteeism denies members on the waiting list an opportunity to participate.

Online Registration: By going to the OLLI at UVa website, clicking on the “Register/ Courses” tab and then “Register Online” – using a credit card, you may register for courses and events 24 hours a day, beginning Tuesday, July 25, at 10:00 a.m. and continuing through the summer. You will receive immediate confirmation of your accepted choices. We believe that the best chance of getting into a popular course is through online registration. If you need further help, call the OLLI office – we’d be glad to help.

Paper Registration: You will find two registration forms at the back of the catalog. In addition, a savable pdf form is available on the OLLI websiteDon’t wait until the day registration opens, mail or deliver your completed registration form and payment to OLLI at UVa, 1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 114, Charlottesville, VA, 22901 as soon as you like. The OLLI office will begin processing paper registration forms, in random order, on Tuesday, July 25 at 10:00 a.m.–the same time that online registration opens and will continue throughout the summer.

Membership and Course Fees: OLLI at UVa offers fall and spring semesters   annually, each consisting of two seven- week sessions plus special short summer/winter courses. The membership  fee   entitles   you  to register or to be put on the waiting list for courses and it is NOT refundable. Course fees for each semester are:

  • Membership $50
  • 1st Course $50
  • Additional courses $10 each

Charges for Events, Outings, and E-courses are in addition to the course fees.

Membership ONLY: If you choose not to take courses for a semester, the $50 membership fee supports OLLI and entitles you to receive catalogs and newsletters, participate in the Summer or Winter Session, and enjoy other member- only benefits.

Refunds: Refunds  of  course  fees  will  not  be given after two weeks prior the course start date. Outing refunds will be given only if your spot is filled.

Scholarships: If you  find  OLLI  membership  and course fees to be a barrier to taking courses, please contact the OLLI office for information on our no-hassle scholarships.

Instructor Discounts: OLLI instructors may take courses free of charge during the semester they teach and the one that follows. Their spouse/partner is required to pay only the OLLI membership fee.

Other Discounts: Discounts apply to the “1st Course” fee only and may not be used for Events, Outings, or E-courses. Only one discount may be used a semester.

  • Senior Center members $10
  • Lifetime UVA alumni $20
  • JABA volunteers with 30 hours or more of JABA service $10

Course Waiting List: If you are on a waiting list, the OLLI office will contact you if a seat becomes available. Please do not attempt to join the class unless you are contacted.

To Add a Course: If you are registered for the semester and wish to add a course, go to the registration page of the OLLI at UVa website and sign in or call the OLLI office. If the course is not full you will be added.

To Drop a Course: If you need to drop a course before it has begun, please notify the OLLI office so that we may fill your spot from the waiting list. (See ‘Refunds’ above)

Schedule Changes: The OLLI office communicates all schedule changes and last-minute class cancellations by e-mail. Please check your e-mail regularly!

This policy does not apply to inclement weather notification. Please see that information here.

Makeup Classes: If a makeup class is scheduled for a canceled one, you will be notified of the date and time.

Guests: OLLI courses are intended for OLLI members. An OLLI member may request approval by the OLLI office to have a guest attend one class session only.