Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Spring 2020 — Bridgeville, Dover, Lewes, Ocean View  Classes held Jan. 27-Apr. 6, 2020.
Priority registration deadline Jan. 16  Registration available Dec. 6-Jan. 16.

To sign up for OLLI classes, join either the OLLI Kent County or the OLLI Sussex County program as your primary location, and then sign up for as many classes as you like regardless of location (Bridgeville, Dover, Lewes, Ocean View or off-site).




Complete & mail in the Membership Registration & Selection Form (2-page PDF)

Catalog and registration forms

Spring 2020 course catalog Registration & selection form (2 pages) Course schedule: KENT COUNTY (1 page) Course schedule: SUSSEX COUNTY (2 pages) Scholarship application (1 page, fall and spring semesters only)

How the registration process works

Registration and priority guidelines

Select your courses in order of priority by clearly completing the Membership Registration & Selection Form (2-page PDF). Be sure to put your course code, course title and day/time for each class. Maximum class size is 65, but some courses will have smaller limits, so use your priorities wisely.

No course assignments will be made before the priority registration deadline. After the deadline, registrations will be processed in this order:

  • First, priority selections, in order of priority (by random draw, if selections exceed seats available);
  • Second, registrations received after the priority registration deadline, and multiple registrations for the same time slot, will be processed on a space-available basis.

If you were wait-listed for a course during the previous semester, you will receive preference this semester if…

  1. The identical course is offered again, and you indicate the course as your Priority 1.

How to register online!

See calendar for this semester’s registration opportunities and deadlines.

  1. Retrieve or create your member account
    • Current OLLI members have an existing account already, and may sign in with the email address they’ve provided to OLLI.
    • New members, please follow the simple process to create your member account.
  2. Register for courses
    • Add OLLI Membership (fall, spring, summer or annual) to your Shopping Cart
    • Add your desired courses to the Shopping Cart
    • Pay by credit card
    • Return to “My Account” and assign Course Priorities to all the courses you’ve selected.
  3. Questions about online registration?


Spring 2020: $175
[Fall and spring combined membership is available to purchase in the fall only.]

Each semester’s membership fee entitles you to take as many courses as you like in that semester, at any Kent or Sussex county UD OLLI location, or a combination.

Our program depends almost entirely on registration fees, which are applied to our operating expenses, including rent, staff salaries and the cost of printing and postage.

Tuition assistance

In the Fall and Spring semesters, partial scholarships (up to half tuition, only for a single semester) are available. Please complete the Scholarship Application form, and mail or deliver to the office by the current semester’s Scholarship Application deadline.

The Charmaline K. and George Kirilla Jr. Scholarship Fund was established at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Delaware in Lewes/Ocean View by a bequest from the Kirilla family. The Fund uses the income from the bequest and voluntary contributions by members to provide partial scholarships to students based on financial need. You are encouraged to make contributions to this fund on your Membership Registration form.


Membership fees may be refunded for requests made before the end of the second week of the semester. Submit refund requests in writing to the OLLI office. A $15 processing charge is deducted from all refund requests received after the first day of classes. Membership refunds cannot be transferred to another semester. Refunds take up to six weeks to process. Please direct any questions to the OLLI office.