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.

For current members only, you can find your course materials at the link below. New members will be given instruction on how to access during your first week of classes.

Fall 2022 session recordings are available until November 30, 2022.

Current Members Course Materials

Current Members: Access Course Recordings

Your support is invaluable. To make a gift to Olli, please visit our giving webpage. And thank you!

Registration for Winter 2023 begins on November 18 for all members. To register online, please click the button below. Call us at (415) 458-3763 if you need assistance.

Please check out our Registration page for more information.

Register Today

We would like to make it as easy as possible to register for courses. When you are ready to register for Winter classes, you have several options:

  • If you are new to OLLI or you have a scholarship, don't register online. Instead, call the OLLI office at (415) 458-3763.

For everyone else, you can:

  • register online by clicking the Register button on the home page and following the steps, or
  • call OLLI at (415) 458-3763 and register with us over the phone, or
  • send an email to olli@dominican.edu listing the courses you would like. We will then use your credit card details, if we have them in the system, to register and charge you, or
  • You can download and print the Registration Form provided here and mail it with a check to OLLI at 50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901.

If you need further 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 to olli@dominican.edu with the subject line: Scholarship.

Include your contact information and most recent tax statement (the page with the taxable income).

If you are selected for a scholarship award, you are required to pay the membership fee 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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