Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

OLLI Wilmington

General Information

Cannon Reading Room

The Cannon Reading Room, a gift from Adrienne Arsht Feldman in memory of her maternal grandparents Samuel and Matilda Cannon, has encyclopedias, dictionaries and three daily newspapers. Designed as a place for members to access course-related reference materials, the room provides a quiet and comfortable atmosphere for research and study.

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Carpenter Sports Building, Student Fitness Center

Members are eligible to use the “Hen House” Student Fitness Center in the Carpenter Sports Building on the University’s Newark campus at a cost of $100 per year, or $50 for six months. Sign up and pay for fitness center access in person at the Carpenter Sports Building with your University of Delaware ID card. (Ask at the Osher Lifelong Learning Office in Arsht Hall for information on how to obtain an ID card.)

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Course auditing privileges

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.

  • UD fees apply—All relevant UD fees apply, such as registration and student activities fees. For more information, contact the OLLI Wilmington office.
  • Eligible courses and exceptions—The OLLI auditing privilege extends to most UD undergraduate and graduate courses. Exceptions include online courses, Associate in Arts program, certificate programs, courses taken for credit and UD travel/study programs. If OLLI members wish to take courses for credit, or through UD Online, or participate in University travel/study programs, they must pay the full tuition and fees that apply.

Registration forms are available in the Office.

Requests to audit UD credit classes must be fully completed, signed and returned to the Office by each semester’s audit request deadline. All relevant fees and incremental charges will apply.


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Disability accommodations

Accessible parking is available at several locations on campus. Arsht Hall is accessible, with ramp entrances in the front and back. An elevator is located at the south end of the lobby. A unisex accessible restroom is located on the second floor near the elevator. To request other disability accommodations, contact the OLLI Office. Disability accommodation requests for trips should be made several weeks in advance with Disability Support Services at 302-831-4643, TDD 302-831-4563 or dssoffice@udel.edu.

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Gift certificates

Gift certificates for memberships are available in the Office. Memberships make thoughtful gifts for retirements, birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. Gift certificates may be used only for the semester for which they are purchased. Contact the Wilmington lifelong learning program for more information.

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Internet & email access

As a membership benefit, members may obtain a University of Delaware UDelNet Internet ID and email account which provides UD wireless access in Arsht Hall and use of the Morris Library databases. Accounts remain active as long as individuals are members. For fall semester, accounts remain active until the beginning of February. For spring semester, accounts remain active until the beginning of September.

Members must comply with the university’s policy for responsible computing.

Access takes two to three weeks to obtain, and requests are processed as soon as administratively possible, approximately 4 weeks after the semester start date (see current calendar for dates). The Computer User Member Support Group is available in the lobby on specific days to answer questions and to assist members with account activation and wireless registration. Information and request forms are available at Reception.

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Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (M.A.L.S.)

Courses leading to the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (M.A.L.S.) are available for those who wish to matriculate and who seek the intellectual challenge and the rigor of graduate work. Information is available in the office, or visit the M.A.L.S. program online.

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Download the parking form

Click here for the parking application form.

Members parking on the University’s Wilmington Campus must display a parking permit (hangtag) with the current date sticker in place. There is no charge for the parking permit. Please complete the Application Form for a Parking Hangtag and bring it (do not mail) to Arsht Hall during registration or during the first week of classes.

Returning members should also bring their hangtag previously issued for updating. You will receive your hangtag and sticker during registration or during the first week of classes at the Parking table located near the Reception Counter in the lobby. If you have two cars requiring hangtags, please include both cars on the form. Each vehicle parked at the Wilmington campus requires a valid hangtag. Please park only in designated and lined parking spaces. Do not use handicapped parking spaces unless you have a valid handicap permit properly displayed.

Occasionally, the Goodstay parking lot will be closed because it is reserved for special meetings or events. Do not park in that lot when it is closed. Failure to observe restrictions may result in fines and towing of your vehicle. Please drive safely and observe all signs, including the posted campus speed limit of 10 m.p.h.

Vehicle hangtags allow for parking on the Wilmington campus anytime.

Parking on the UD Newark campus

On the University’s Newark campus, the Wilmington Campus hangtag allows for parking in Newark campus red lots anytime (shuttle bus service is available) and in unrestricted lots after 5 p.m. on weekdays, all day on weekends and on University holidays. Click here for more information about parking on the Newark campus, including detailed parking maps.

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Some classes use textbooks. Members may obtain textbooks in local bookstores, or by online purchase through Amazon.com or BarnesAndNoble.com, etc.

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University of Delaware ID card (library privileges)

The University ID card may be used to obtain privileges at the University’s Morris Library, the Carpenter Sports Center facilities and to obtain discounts in University stores, as well as for some University-sponsored events and performances. Application forms and information on obtaining this ID card are available in the Office. View the calendar for each semester’s ID card request deadline.

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