1. How much does it cost?
  2. Can I take a class without becoming a member?
  3. How many classes can I take?
  4. How often will classes be offered?
  5. In the event I change my mind or am not able to attend classes, is the membership fee refundable?
  6. What if I can't attend all the class sessions? Can I still register?
  7. When will classes be offered?
  8. Where are classes held?
  9. Can I teach for OLLI or be a volunteer?

How much does it cost?

Full Year Membership - Best Value!

  • $170 in Sioux Falls; $120 in Brookings and Vermillion.
  • Access to unlimited classes for all three terms (fall, winter, and spring).
  • Access to an unlimited number of OLLI Happenings for an entire year.

One-Term Membership - $70 in Sioux Falls; $60 for Brookings or Vermillion area residents; please call for Chamberlain membership rates.

  • Access to unlimited classes for the upcoming term (fall or winter or spring) in Sioux Falls, Brookings and Vermillion.
  • Invitations to OLLI special events.

Additional Information

Membership fees do not cover books, materials/supplies, travel/transportation fees or admission into fee-based events.

Can I take a class without becoming a member?

Any non-member who wants to attend a single lecture or event can do so as OLLI's guest (at no charge) on a space available basis for select offerings (priority is given to members). To inquire, call 274-9528 or 274-9529 or email info@olliuc.org for more information.

How many classes can I take?

Membership in OLLI entitles you to take as many classes and workshops as you want, as well as attend as many special events or other activities as you can fit into your schedule! We only ask that you cancel your registration should you decide before hand that you can not attend after all. This frees up your seat for someone else and also allows us to prepare an accurate number of handouts for the class.

How often will classes be offered?

Classes will be offered 3 times per year: fall (Sept-Oct), winter (Jan-Feb) and spring (April-May).

Classes are offered 5 days per week, with a few on Saturday, at a variety of sites to make it easier and more convenient to attend!

Additional special events are offered throughout the year, and include a wide variety of activities: social events, speakers, field trips and more.

In the event I change my mind or am not able to attend classes, is the membership fee refundable?

Since we are a non-profit organization whose sole mission is to enhance the lives of South Dakota's "seasoned" adults, OLLI's policy is that we do not refund membership fees. However, if you wish to transfer your membership to another person, you may call us and we will assist you.

What if I can't attend all the class sessions? Can I still register? 

Yes, you can still register for classes even if you know you will not attend all sessions. We ask that if you are not able to attend at least half of the sessions of a regular class, please let us know as it will affect how many people can register for the class.

When will classes be offered?

Classes are offered several days per week, with the majority offered during the day.

Where are classes held?

Many classes are held at University Center. Other locations include Ronning Library, AARP, Trail Ridge Retirement Community, Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Washington Crossing, and Avera McKennan hospital.

Can I teach for OLLI or volunteer?

Yes! Please contact us for information on teaching or volunteering for OLLI. You can also go to our Teach for OLLI link to download a course proposal form.