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Why become a member of OLLI at LSU?

OLLI at LSU is a diverse community of adult learners engaged in courses and activities that help one to enjoy life more. OLLI at LSU inspires its members to stay intellectually and physically active through its many opportunities for lifelong learning, health and well-being, personal connection, creativity and enjoyment.

 

How do I learn about member activities or course changes?

We communicate to the membership through a weekly e-mail called OLLI NEWS with details of upcoming events; the semester Course Bulletin; special mailed flyers; and the OLLI at LSU website.

 

Can I volunteer?

Of course! We welcome participation by all members. We believe the more people are involved in shaping OLLI at LSU, the better quality our programming and services will be. Whether you like to decide what courses should be offered, who the instructor should be, serve on an advisory council or committee, help with hospitality and refreshments, answer the phone, serve as a greeter, act as a course coordinator, tech coordinator, or help in the OLLI at LSU office, you are needed. Together, we can help make OLLI at LSU extra special!

Please give us a call at 225-578-6763, send an e-mail to olli@outreach.lsu.edu, or stop by the OLLI office at 2147 Pleasant Hall (LSU campus on Dalrymple Drive). We’ll try to match your interests so it will be more fun for you.

 

Who are the instructors?

Instructors are LSU professors (many retired) and/or local experts in their respective fields from throughout the southern Louisiana area. Many of our members serve as instructors and course coordinators.

 

How do I sign up to be a Course Coordinator?

You can call the OLLI at LSU office (225-578-6763), or talk to a member of a chapter Curriculum Committee, your instructor, or a course coordinator and offer to become a course coordinator assistant. This is a great way to become involved.

 

How can I make suggestions to improve the program?

OLLI at LSU courses and events are member-advised. This means the activities, courses and procedures are primarily directed by the members. If you have ideas for improving the program, talk to the Program Manager, any Advisory Council member, or committee member. With your help, OLLI at LSU can only get better. We need your ideas!

 

Can I invite a guest?

Of course! Guests are encouraged to attend the Coffees being offered by any chapter. Enrich friendships together at OLLI at LSU!


How do I renew my membership?

OLLI at LSU Annual Membership runs July 1st through June 30th.  The annual membership fee is $50.  You can renew your membership by mail, phone, or online with a credit card.
Mail: Send your information in with a $50 check payable to the LSU Foundation to 1225 Pleasant Hall, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-1520.

Phone: Call Enrollment Services at 225-578-2500 to renew your membership over the phone with a credit card.

Online*: Go to www.outreach.lsu.edu/olli to pay with a credit card.

*Please note: to register for membership or OLLI at LSU courses online, you must create an online account. If you think you already have an account, please contact Enrollment Services (225-578-2500) for assistance.  Enrollment Services can retrieve your online login information.

How do I register for courses?

To register for membership or OLLI at LSU courses online, you must create an online account. If you think you already have an account, please contact Enrollment Services (225-578-2500) for assistance.  Enrollment Services can retrieve you online login information. To create an online account, follow the steps below.

  1. Read these instructions, or print them for easy reference. Click the "Create Account" button below.



  2. Each OLLI at LSU member will need a different, unique Login ID with a minimum of 6 characters (for example, Sue Brown could choose the Login ID suebrown, or John Stevens could choose the Login ID to be superman60). Passwords must be at least 8 characters (for example, wondergirl). You may use the same email address for each member of your household if you like. You may create a secret question and answer for security on this screen, or you can do this later when you update your profile. When the form is complete, click on the “Create Account” button at the bottom of the page.



  3. Once you’ve created your account, click on the Go to Login button at the bottom of the screen.

     

  4. Enter the Login ID and Password you have selected to login into the system.

     

  5. Hover over “My Account” then click on “Update Profile.” 

    Here, you will enter:

        a. Your address

        b. Telephone number

        c. Email address

        d. Secret Question and Answer for security if you did not already do this 

    (SSN is not required, you may leave this field blank.)

     

  6. Once complete, click save at the bottom of the page. 

  7. You are finished! Your account has been created.