Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Registration Processes & Policies

Join us for summer classes July 5-27 — registration starts June 1

  • Summer 2023 courses — The OLLI Summer 2023 printed catalog represents the most up-to-date schedule and course information as of May 19, 2023.
  • Priority registration begins June 1. Registration during the priority registration period is noncompetitive, i.e. it is not first-come first-serve.
  •  UD OLLI Summer 2023 registration — $95 (unlimited class selections)
    • The single fee of $95 for summer OLLI registration includes unlimited enrollment in any combination of in-person and online classes, including all UD OLLI locations throughout Delaware.
    • A few classes may have an additional fee noted in the course, for supplies or for special partnership programs. There is no cost for parking at UD OLLI locations.
    • Financial assistance is available. Learn more by completing the online form, or contacting any UD OLLI office
    • Please carefully note the course location of each offering, indicated by the icons representing New Castle, Kent and Sussex County locations, as well as online classes.

#How OLLI registration works

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Registration How-To: Step by Step

Priority registration period is noncompetitive — During priority registration, registrations are received as class requests into a lottery system to ensure fairness in allocation of classes. Course selection and availability is not first-come, first-served. When demand exceeds availability in popular courses, the allocation process takes into account a variety of factors, including the priority a registrant assigned to the course. After the priority registration period closes, registration is unavailable until the late registration and drop/add period opens, at which time late registrations and drop/add are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Using the online registration system — Registration takes place primarily online. Prior OLLI members who used our Fall 2021 online registration system should sign into the online registration system with their existing username and password. New OLLI members, or those who have not registered since Fall 2021 must create a new registration account. Click here for more details about how to register online —

Scholarship and Financial Assistance — If you, or someone you know, would benefit from partial financial assistance please contact any of our offices. Our financial assistance process is simple, protects your privacy and is enthusiastically supported by fellow OLLI members who want to make sure the program is always accessible. Inquiries are confidential. You can start the process now by completing the online form, or contacting any UD OLLI office

In-person registration assistance Limited in-person registration will be provided at all OLLI locations. Please contact us for details about in-person registration assistance, click here for contact information.

Registering for in-person classes?

Vaccines strongly recommendedThe University of Delaware and the OLLI program are committed to hosting in-person programs in a safe, healthy environment. It is strongly recommended that all OLLI in-person participants remain up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccination. Mask wearing is optional but encouraged. Guidelines are subject to change in accordance with current UD health guidelines. For details, visit UD OLLI In-person Participation Guidelines

Refund and drop/add

  • Beginning in the first week of classes, a process will be made available for:
    • Dropping and/or adding classes to your existing registration 
    • Requesting a refund, if applicable 
    • Late registration for courses with available seats (if you haven’t already registered) 
  • Requests for refund for membership or class fees may generally be made through the first week of classes.
  • Refunds are not guaranteed and will be subject to review.
  • Refunds are subject to a $5 administrative fee.