Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?
The OLLI annual membership fee is $60 per person. It is pro-rated throughout the year.


 Who are OLLI members?
Individuals just like you! Over 90% of our members come from Saginaw, Midland and Bay Counties. Over 90% are retired, over 88% have internet access & all have made a commitment to Lifelong Learning.


 What does membership include?
50% discount on classes, member discount on trips, SVSU Ryder Center discount, monthly meetings, monthly newsletter, interest groups and more. See membership benefits


 How Can I Join OLLI?
You can easily join OLLI by filling out a registration form and either mail it to our office, bring it in person, or call us and register over the phone (989)964-4475. Join Now


 How long does my membership last?
Memberships run September 1 through August 31 each year.


 How often are class schedules offered?
Class schedules are published four times per year - fall, winter, spring and summer.


 Where do I park for my OLLI classes?
Upon registration, you will be sent a map which shows where you should park.


 How do I find out if my class is canceled due to inclement weather?
If the Saginaw Valley State University Campus is closed, our OLLI classes and trips are also cancelled. The SVSU Weather/Information Line (989)964-4477, will also have messages regarding whether campus and classes are open or closed


 How are classes chosen?
A curriculum committee meets regularly throughout the year.


 Can I sign up for a class without being a member?
Yes, you can register for a class as a non-member - but remember, OLLI members receive a 50% discount on class fees. Register Now by printing registration form and mail in or register online here.


 Who are the instructors?
SVSU faculty, retired faculty, OLLI Members, and professionals from the community.


 Can I teach an OLLI Class?
Yes, OLLI is alway looking for new classes and instructors.  Please contact Jo Brownlie, OLLI Director for specifics. (989)964-4310 or jap@svsu.edu.


 Are OLLI facilities accessible?
If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please call the OLLI office at (989)964-4475.


 Where can I get lunch between OLLI classes?

RFOC - Located in the Doan Center (Curtiss Hall Accessible)

Monday-Thursday 7:30am-10:30pm
Friday 7:30am-8:30pm
Saturday-Sunday 11:00am-8:30pm


 Apple Slice - Located in Regional Education Center

Monday-Thursday 7:30am-7:30pm
Friday Closed
Saturday-Sunday Closed


 Einsteins - Located on the first floor of Science East
 

Monday-Thursday 8:00am-8:00pm
Friday 8:00am-2:00pm
Saturday-Sunday Closed


 Quotable Coffee & Freshens - Located in the Doan Center (Curtiss Hall)

Monday-Thursday 7:30am-12:00am
Friday 7:30am-12:00am
Saturday-Sunday 11:30am-12:00am


 Starbucks - Located in the Science Building past the library.

 Monday-Thursday 7:30am-10:30pm
Friday 7:30am-2:00pm
Saturday-Sunday Closed


 C-Store - Located in the Doan Center (Curtiss Hall)

Monday-Thursday 7:30am-2:00am
Friday 7:30am-12:00am
Saturday 11:30am-12:00am
Sunday 11:30am-2:00am