Frequently Asked Questions & Scholarship Information

General OLLI Questions

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  • Do I have to be a member to enroll in an Osher Lifelong Learning Course?

    Yes, you must pay a yearly membership fee in order to enroll in OLLI classes. Click here to view the membership information. The membership fee for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UM is not refundable.

  • How many courses can I take at one time?

    You can take as many courses as your schedule permits. There is no limit to the number of courses.

  • Can I park my car on campus? How do I get to OLLI?

    Parking on the University of Miami campus in UM lots is extremely limited. All vehicle owners parking on the University of Miami campus must be assigned a UM parking permit for the GRAY ZONE, purchase parking using the Pay by Phone App on his/her iPhone or Android device or purchase parking at the pay station(s) located on UM lots.

    OLLI members may purchase a discounted GRAY ZONE parking permit from UM Parking and Transportation Services located at 5807 Ponce de Leon Blvd., McKnight Building, Suite 100, Coral Gables. There is a cost for the full year, and prices are prorated weekly. The OLLI parking permit allows you to park in the Gray Zone lots around Lau Founders Hall and any other nearby lots where signs specify the Gray Zone. 


    Metrorail/Metrobus: Our campus has a Metrorail stop which makes for a convenient visit. From the University Metrorail stop, you are able to get a shuttle or MetroBus to get you close to Lau Founders Hall offices. From the Metrorail stop, take bus 56 south and exit at San Amaro Dr. It’s a 3 minute walk to our offices.

  • Where can I find a listing of the OLLI Bylaws?

    The OLLI Bylaws can be accessed here.

  • Can a couple share one membership?

    Each individual must pay for their own class and membership fee. Memberships cannot be shared. 

  • Is there a Lost & Found area available for OLLI members?

    OLLI at UM keeps a lost & found shelf in the OLLI cafe/lounge or at the OLLI reception desk. Property is held for 3 months, after which time it will be given to UM central Lost & Found at the UC or donated to charity.

Registration Questions

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  • When is Registration?

    Online registration normally opens 1-3 weeks before classes start. Assisted phone registration opens the week before classes begin.

  • How do I register for classes?

    Click here to read the guide on how to enroll in a course online, and submit your payment with a credit card.

  • How can I pay online?

    From a course page, pick the section you want and click "Enroll Now" at the bottom of the page. Proceed through the shopping cart, and you will be directed to the University of Miami's secure credit card payment terminal. Once you enter your credit card information, you will receive a confirmation receipt. The receipt is also emailed to the email address you provided in your profile.

  • How do I know if I got into the class?

    If you see an "Enroll Now" button, that means there is space in the class. The classes are on a first-come, first-serve basis. You will receive a confirmation once you complete the check out now process and submit your online payment.

  • What is the OLLI at UM Accommodations Policy?

    OLLI at UM provides reasonable accommodations in its programs in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. To request disability accommodations, please contact the OLLI at UM office at 305-284-6554 as soon as you register and at least two weeks before classes begin. OLLI at UM has portable assistive-listening devices that enhance ability to hear the instructors using the microphone in Room 102 of Founders Hall.

  • How can I apply for the OLLI Scholarship for OLLI Courses?

    Due to the generosity of our member donors, a limited number of partial scholarships for OLLI at UM classes are available. These scholarships are applicable to courses offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Miami only. Each scholarship covers 50% of course tuition. Scholarships are not applicable for OLLI membership fees, OLLI field trips/social activities fees, or auditing fees. Awards are based on financial need. Please contact the OLLI Director for more information at (305) 284-6554 or . Applications for partial scholarships are reviewed on an ongoing basis and are valid for one session. The information on the application is kept confidential and awards will not be publicly announced. To request a scholarship, print, complete, and return the Scholarship Request Form to the OLLI office.

  • What happens if I do not like the class I registered for?

    If an individual attends a class on the first week of the session and does not enjoy it, they may request a refund. All refunds and drop/adds must be submitted via email to no later than Friday of the first week of class.

  • Where can I find OLLI courses taught at the Main Campus?

    All OLLI courses taught at the Main Campus are listed in the Current Courses page.