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FAQ

ADA

The 210 Flagg Building is equipped with an elevator. If you have a disability and need an accommodation, please call the office at (401-874-4197) at least 3 business days in advance of the need.  Interpreters require a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice, when possible. We are committed to equal access for persons with disabilities, and we will make every reasonable effort to provide accommodations.

Catalog:

The semester catalog is mailed 3 times a year (Fall, Winter, Spring) in advance of registration to provide ample time to peruse the course offerings.   See side column for semester listing.

Contact Information:

Main Office Phone: (401) 874-4197 Email: olli@etal.uri.edu Office Hours: 10:00 am-3:00 pm, Monday – Friday*

Course Offerings & Registration

OLLI courses are for your personal enrichment. No grades, no tests! Three Semesters Fall: September – December Spring: January – June Summer: July & August Registration opens 2 weeks prior to semester and remains open until course maximum has been met.  See catalog & semester webpage for details.

Cost:

Membership is $65 per year.  Course fees vary depending on the number of class meetings ($10 – $60 range), with a number of extra value programs offered free to OLLI members. See Perks listed below

Email updates

Weekly emails are sent informing you of upcoming activities, programs and special events. The OLLI web page also repeats most of these reminders on the right hand column under Posts.

Enrollment/Class Size

Registration is secured by a check made payable to URI.   After you have submitted your course registration, you will be automatically enrolled UNLESS the class has been over-subscribed, in which case you will be notified.  Registrations are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Some classes do fill up quickly.  Class size varies depending on the subject matter.  Our two dedicated classrooms hold an average of 45 people each.

Feedback

A feedback form will be emailed after the completion of a course or lecture.  Any additional or immediate concerns are welcomed and can be handled by the office staff or committee member if appropriate.

Food and Drink

Only covered, spill-proof beverage containers are allowed in the classrooms. Soda and snack vending machines are located in our lobby.  Additional listing of nearby food eateries will soon be available in the OLLI office.

Inclement Weather

OLLI follows URI’s policy of cancelling classes. Use the URI Alert page to find factual and timely information related to emergency situations, power outages, weather alerts and other campus notices.

Location

OLLI is located at 210 Flagg Rd on the URI Kingston campus in Building 210, 2nd floor. Classes meet at this location unless otherwise noted. Building is handicapped accessible. Visit Transportation and Parking for more specific information and directions.

Membership

Membership is open to anyone 50 years of age & older.  The only prerequisite is a love of learning. The cost is $65 a year.  Membership is valid for 12 months from the day you join.

Parking

Access to a virtual parking pass is provided soon after registration. Parking is available directly outside our building, availability may fluctuate. Additional lots are available with your OLLI membership. Get parking directions.

Payment / Credit Policy

At this time all courses are payable ONLY by check made payable to URI. If you must drop a class, notify the office at least 2 weeks before the start date for a credit. Credit may be applied to a future class or membership renewal. Membership fee may be paid by credit card or check.

Perks

  • Added Value Programs: Additional member only events and opportunities. Learn about our Cyber Seniors, Travel opportunities, URI Theatre discounts and more.
  • Special Interest Groups (SIGS): Member organized groups with shared interests that meet regularly.

Volunteer

The OLLI at URI is a member-led organization with a small paid staff and a rich opportunity to build our learning community. Just a few hours brings the added bonus of comradery and an opportunity to show off your skills.  Join a committee, become an ambassador, or assist the office.  Let us know if interested!