Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

OLLI Lewes/Ocean View

General Information


Auditing UD credit courses

UD Osher Lifelong Learning members may audit one University course during each session for which they are registered. Registrations for annual membership may audit one University course at a time. Courses eligible for OLLI auditing do not include online/distance learning courses, Associate in Arts program, certificate programs, courses taken for credit and UD travel/study programs. All relevant fees, such as registration and student activities fees, will apply. For more information, contact the OLLI office.


Location and parking

Most courses are held at the Fred Thomas Building, 520 Dupont Avenue in Lewes. Some courses are held at the Rehoboth Art League and the Ocean View Town Hall and Community Center. These locations have available parking. Parking ordinances and policies apply.  Non-compliance can result in a citation for violation. Click here for details on all locations, including maps.


Identification badges

We ask our members to wear an identification badge at all times. Member and guest badges (and temporary badges for those who forget) are available in the OLLI office.


Guests and visitors

Visitors and prospective members who wish to become familiar with our program are welcome to visit on a single day. Please visit the office to pick up an ID badge.


Textbooks, supplies and handouts

The catalog lists any textbooks or other supplies required for some courses and any charge for handouts beyond the allocation provided each instructor. You are responsible for these costs.


Inclement weather policy

Click here for details about the inclement weather policies for the Lewes lifelong learning program.


Auditing UD credit courses

UD Osher Lifelong Learning members may audit one University course during each session for which they are registered. Registrations for annual membership may audit one University course at a time. Courses eligible for OLLI auditing do not include online/distance learning courses, Associate in Arts program, certificate programs, courses taken for credit and UD travel/study programs. All relevant fees, such as registration and student activities fees, will apply. For more information, contact the Lewes lifelong Learning office.


Trips and Special Events

OLLI sponsors trips to enhance our educational experience. Many are one-day trips associated with particular courses. Information about these trips, including sign-up dates, are posted on the travel bulletin board. Members have first priority, and a surcharge is required of nonmembers. Direct questions about travel to the OLLI office at 302-645-4111. Examples of past trips and events have included:

  • National Cryptologic Museum
  • Opera Delaware 2018 Festival
  • For details about upcoming trips, visit the Travel registration page

University of Delaware policies

Our members must comply with University policies, including those that prohibit sales or solicitations (except for designated activities where they are specifically permitted); sexual harassment; or disruptive behavior.