OLLI Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to our most frequently asked questions can be found here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please click on each question below to reveal the answer. If you have a question not listed here, please contact us. We're happy to help you.

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Registration is open for the Late Summer Lectures. Registration opens for the Fall 2021 Session on August 20 for Premium Members and August 27 for Basic & Session Members. Please check out our Registration page for more information.

Registration for the current session is online in accordance with public health guidelines. If you need assistance, simply call our office and leave a voicemail (415) 458-3763 or send an email to olli@dominican.edu with the subject line: Registration Help. A member of our team will contact you as soon as possible during business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

This "jumping around' is customary, as the OLLI website is part of the University's larger website, and our registration system is a third-party registration software. This approach is typical for institutions the size of Dominican as proprietary web programming is beyond the scope of the University and its departments.

You will receive an enrollment confirmation via email. If you have any questions please call (415) 458-3763.

Members are eligible for a refund of all fees minus an administrative fee of $25, if the request is received in writing at least one week before the first class of the session.

Dominican students (undergraduate and graduate) may audit courses. Otherwise, auditing is not permitted. Additionally, please be informed, members may not visit courses that are full.

Yes. If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, please send an email with the subject line: Scholarship.

Include your contact information and most recent tax statement (the page with the taxable income). We recommend that you send your request before September 1.

If you are selected for a scholarship, you pay the administrative fee of $25 each session and may attend two courses per session. 

Yes. Dominican University faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as participants new to the program, are eligible for discounts.

Please note: discounts are not extended to family members. All discounts require staff assistance, contact the OLLI office at (415) 458-3763 for registration help.

Classes are taught by experienced professors in the discipline, the majority of whom hold a Ph.D. in their field. Certain classes such as film, law, and medicine are taught by distinguished practitioners.

According to OLLI policy, homework cannot be required. Some faculty may recommend particular books, articles or websites.

Since Spring of 2020, the OLLI on-campus offices are not open. The OLLI team is fully operational from home offices per public health guidelines. If you require assistance, simply send an email or leave a voicemail. 

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