If you have a curious mind, join us! 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 annually. 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 locations, space permitting
  • Access to a variety of active learning opportunities
  • A chance to expand your horizons beyond those of your career
  • Opportunities to get involved by teaching, shaping future courses, marketing, and other volunteer roles
  • Choose from a wide variety of classes every term
  • Learn from and interact with live instructors
  • Meet interesting people and make new friends as you learn with a community of learners
  • Stay involved with the world around you
  • Refresh your mind while becoming more informed

Membership Fees

Membership options and fees by community are listed below. While most courses are entirely covered under the membership fee, some courses, tours and field trips may require additional entry, supplies or transportation fees. These additional fees are clearly marked in course descriptions.

  Semester 1 Semester 2 Cost if purchased
each semester separately

Sioux Falls $100 $100 $200 $170
Vermillion $80 $80 $160 $130
Brookings  $80 $80 $160 $130
Chamberlain  $30 $30  $60 $50
Pierre  $60 $60 $120 $100
De Smet  $45      

You may enroll at any time and take as many classes as you wish during your membership.

Membership fees are not refundable. In the event you change your mind about membership or are unable to attend classes, 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

Purchase your membership and register for classes online.

Join and Register for Courses Online Now!

2. By telephone

Call the OLLI at USD office at 605-274-9528 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Pay with a VISA or MasterCard. Please have your credit card handy.  

3. By Mail

Printable New Member Form

Printable Member Renewal Form

Printable Course Registration Form

Mail to:

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

4. In Person

Printable New Member Form

Printable Member Renewal Form

Printable Course Registration Form

Bring the membership and/or registration form(s) to the OLLI at USD office. (Same address as above.)

We are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for holidays. You may want to call before you come to make sure we are there.

Pay by check or with a Visa or MasterCard.