OLLI is a membership organization. Annual dues, which include the fall, spring and summer semesters, are $290. Dues for the spring and summer semesters combined are $195. Dues for just the summer semester are $95. There are no additional fees except for those who take computer courses ($20 fee per semester), and there may be a small copying charge for some classes with handouts. All classes are held during the day in Center City Philadelphia. Most classes run from 10:30 a.m. to noon and from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Membership allows you to attend as many OLLI classes as you choose, borrow books from the OLLI Library, attend the annual Holiday Party at the end of the fall semester, attend OLLI sponsored trips, receive discount parking, and attend the Annual Meeting at the end of the spring semester. Some members may be eligible to sit in on one undergraduate class per semester at any Temple campus (pending approval by instructor and OLLI Director).
OLLI Louis Freedman Library
A mini-library for OLLI members features current fiction and non-fiction books, including best sellers, DVDs, videotapes, audio books. Large print books are also part of the collection. OLLI volunteers staff the library. Popular books may be reserved and members are notified when requested titles are available.
OLLI members receive discount parking at the Central Parking System garage at 16th & Ranstead streets. Bring your parking ticket to the OLLI office to be stamped. Stamped tickets allow you to park during the day at the discount rate.
Sit In On Regular Undergraduate Credit Courses
As an annual member of OLLI you may be eligible to attend one (1) regular undergraduate credit course per semester at any Temple University campus at no cost. These courses are taught by Temple faculty (you will not receive credit unless you pay for the course). Members may register for these courses through the OLLI office. Attendance in class is contingent upon space availabililty and permission from the instructor and OLLI Director.
The Holiday Party
OLLI celebrates the winter holiday season in December with a special party. The holiday party is a tradition at OLLI and gives members a chance to relax and have a good time with other members during this special time of year. The Holiday Party is held either the Friday or Monday following the last day of classes in December.
The Annual Meeting and Luncheon
OLLI holds an Annual Meeting for members in the spring to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year and to report on the status of the organization. At that time, newly elected OLLI officers and members of the OLLI Council are introduced. Members and guests are welcome to attend the luncheon held immediately after the meeting. This event takes place during the break between the spring and summer semesters, usually on a weekday.
OLLI strives to broaden the outlook of members by carrying out excursions to nearby locations of cultural and historic interest. Our trip committee has sponsored day trips to the Brighton Beach area, NY, as well as the theater district, the Metropolitan Museum, and the American Movie Palace museum in Queens. We have also visited the historic sites at Gettysburg, PA, and various Philadelphia area institutions such as the Franklin Institute, the National Constitution Center at special group rates.