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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?
Those individuals just like you aged 50 and better! 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, monthly meetings, monthly newsletter, interest groups and more.

 How Can I Join OLLI?
You can easily join OLLI online here, in person, or call us and register over the phone (989)964-4475. 

 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 always looking for new classes and instructors.  Please contact Katherine Ellison, OLLI Director for specifics. (989)964-4310 or

 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?

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

Einstein Brothers - Located in Regional Education Center

Cardinal Cafe - Located on the first floor of Science East

  Starbucks - Located in the Science Building past the library.

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

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Contact Us
(989) 964-4475(989) 964-4475


Curtiss Hall 201


8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.