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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.

  Single Semester Membership Annual Membership
Sioux Falls $100 $170
Vermillion $80 $130
Brookings  $80 $130
Chamberlain  $30 $50
Pierre  $60 $100
De Smet  $45  

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

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)

Purchase or renew your membership and register for classes online at any time. Pay with a Visa, American Express, Discover or MasterCard credit card. 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.

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2. On Paper

Use the paper membership form (from the link below or from the OLLI course catalog) to mail us your membership registration or bring it to the OLLI office. . Only personal checks, cashier’s checks or money orders will be accepted with this method. Make checks payable to USD-OLLI.

We no longer accept credit cards numbers written on a form or phoned in due to information security concerns.

Printable form for new members, renewals and gift memberships (Brookings, Chamberlain, Pierre, Sioux Falls, Vermillion)

Printable form for new members, renewals and gift memberships (De Smet only)

Send the membership form with your payment 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.

We are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. except for holidays. You may want to call before you come to make sure we are in the office.