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Enjoy the intellectual stimulation of a learning community of adults. As an OLLI at the University of South Dakota member, you gain access to a wide range of non-credit courses. When we are safe to resume activities in person, events, special lectures, day trips and travel provide additional opportunities for learning, enjoyment and meeting others with similar interests. Best of all, there are no grades and no tests. OLLI is all about learning for the love of it.

Membership is required to take most courses, attend events and take advantage of other OLLI opportunities.

An OLLI at USD membership gets you:

  • Unlimited class enrollment each term at all South Dakota locations, space permitting.
  • Learn from and interact with live instructors, either in person or on Zoom.
  • Stay involved with and learn about the world and current events.
  • Opportunities to volunteer, including teaching, shaping future courses, marketing and more.

Membership Fees

NOTE FOR FALL 2020: Due to COVID-19 restrictions on meeting spaces, OLLI is going all online for fall. We are offering a discounted price of $80 for this semester only.

 Membership options and fees by community are listed below. Some courses, tours and field trips may require additional entry, supplies or transportation fees. These additional fees are clearly marked in course descriptions.

  Single Semester Membership Annual Membership
Sioux Falls $100 $170
Vermillion $80 $130
Brookings  $80 $130
Pierre  $60 $100

Membership fees are non-refundable. In the event you change your mind about membership prior to the start of a term or are unable to attend classes due to a hardship, you may request a transfer of your membership to another person. Certain restrictions apply.

Contact us for more information.

Join Us

There are several ways to join OLLI at the University of South Dakota:

1. Online (Recommended)

New to OLLI? Click on the JOIN and Register for Courses Online Now button below. and set up an account. Pay for membership and choose your classes. (We accept Visa, American Express, Discover or MasterCard. Fees paid to OLLI with a credit card will show up on your statement as payable to USD AUTHORIZE.NET. Credit cards are processed through a payment service. We do not store credit card numbers in our registration system.

OLLI Members Present and Past: Anyone who has taken OLLI courses in the past has an account and password. Log in below to renew your membership, register for courses, cancel courses and more.

Forgot your password?

Join & Register for Courses Online Now!

2. Mail a Check

Send us a check along with your name, address, phone, type of membership and email to:

OLLI at the University of South Dakota
4801 N Career Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57107

In Person:

Bring the membership form with your payment to the OLLI at USD office at the address above. We are located in the Science and Technology Building on the southwest corner of the campus. Our offices are near room 122.

Please call 605-274-9528 prior to arrival to ensure someone is in the office. 

3. Giving a gift? We can make special arrangements for your OLLI gift!