Membership and Fees

OLLI at Dominican is a membership driven community of adult learners. Anyone 50 years of age or older may join OLLI.

Basic Membership

After paying the Basic Membership Fee of $25 for each session, basic members may enroll in OLLI courses, workshops or clubs by paying the individual fees. 

Single Session Membership

Single Session Membership is available in the Fall, Winter and Spring sessions each academic year. After paying the Session Membership Fee, members may register for up to four courses and/or workshops and an unlimited number of clubs in that session only. The cost for courses in excess of four is $90. 

Premium Annual Membership

New Premium Annual Membership is only offered in the Fall and Winter sessions. Premium Annual Membership will be offered again in the Fall of 2018. Premium Members can register for Summer 2018 courses by paying the fee of $90 for each course.   

Benefits of Premium Annual Membership

  • Priority registration during the first week of registration, and priority on the wait list of full classes;
  • Visit an unlimited number of courses during the first week of the session and make changes, if any, during the second week of the session. Some classes fill up so check with the OLLI office about space availability;
  • Discounts to many cultural and educational events on campus, open to the public for a fee;
  • Reserved seating at designated lectures that are open to the public, including the Leadership Lecture Series;
  • Membership card that serves as proof of member/student status wherever discounts are offered;
  • Discounted membership in Conlan Center (check with front desk at 415-482-3500 for current rates)


Basic Membership Fee: $25 per session

Course Fees for Basic Members Only
One four-week course $90.
One six-week course $135.
One eight-week course


Workshop fees for Basic Members:
Each eight-week workshop - $190 | Each four-week workshop - $95

Session Membership Fee: $340 per session (not available in summer)

Workshop fees for Premium and Session Members:

Each eight-week workshop: $30 | Each four-week workshop: $15


New to OLLI Discount
If you are new to OLLI take one four-, six- or eight-week course or workshop in the fall session for half-price, a savings of $45 - $95, or deduct $60 off a Premium Annual Membership or Session Membership. Discounts are not available for summer session courses.

Other Discounts
Dominican faculty, staff, alumni, and residents of our partner locations may be eligible for discounts. Contact the OLLI office at 415-458-3763 for further information.

Refund Policy

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. Premium Members are eligible for a refund of all fees if the request is received in writing at least one week before the start of their first session.

Guest Policy

After consulting with the OLLI office regarding space availability, members can bring a guest to any course for which they are registered one time only. Guests must fully register for the course to attend any subsequent classes.

Courses cannot be audited. Absent members cannot send replacements to class (registrations are not transferable).

Scholarship Programs

To be eligible for a scholarship, a person must submit a confidential letter indicating his or her average monthly income. Applicants for a Premium Membership Scholarship must send a copy of their prior year tax return in addition to their letter of request.

We offer two types of scholarship:

For Premium Membership: one-half off the annual cost; the member is eligible for all benefits of Premium Membership including the option to take up to four courses per session during the fall, winter and spring (12 courses or workshops per year). The summer session is not included.

For Basic Membership: upon payment of a $25 fee each session ($75) annually, the member may take two courses or workshops each session without further payment (6 courses or workshops per year). The summer session is not included.

Wait Lists

When a course, workshop, club, or discussion group is full we begin a wait list. We place interested members on the list and call to inform them that they are on the list and will be called if an opening for them develops. If a registered member drops the course, workshop, club or discussion group, we call the first person on the wait list; if a second member drops, we call the second person, etc. 

Please do not attend until you have been notified that there is space available and reserved for you.