OLLI - Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
MISSION STATEMENT: OLLI at USCB is devoted to providing quality, intellectually stimulating, not-for-credit, educational classes and programs specifically developed for adults who are age 50 and older. Any adult who is interested in lifelong learning is welcome to join. There are no educational requirements. Backgrounds may differ, but all participants share a desire to keep intellectually active.
WHY BELONG? Because members will share with you that their lives are indeed enriched because of the knowledge and friendships they gain.
Access to special educational OLLI events and trips around the region
- Access to over 400 OLLI courses per year (additional term fee needed)
- On-line registration service available for OLLI programs
- Access to the “Community of Scholars” program at USCB’s campus libraries. You are able to check out books at USCB libraries and use the interlibrary loan service.
- Discount tickets to the MET Opera, the Festival Series Chamber music concerts, and other events happening at the Performing Arts Center at USCB in Beaufort
- Discount fees for Continuing Education courses such as computer & language skills
- Discount meals at the Sand Bar Dining Hall on the USCB Bluffton campus
- Participation in the OLLI Low Country Community Concert Band which practices weekly
- Receive curriculum guides, events calendar, special lecture information, e-newsletter and much more.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
We are the best educational bargain around! Annual Membership Fee $ 40 year
Individuals can join at any time throughout the year and membership is renewed annually.
Registration Fee To Take UNLIMITED Classes- Fall-$85; Spring-$85
This entitles you to attend as many courses as you desire in each term of registration.
Registration Fee For LIMITED Number of Programs = PAYGO (Pay As you Go) - Become a member and pay for classes as you sign up. This works very well for those who are still working, travel frequently or are unable to attend classes regularly.
HOW ARE WE ORGANIZED?
The program is organized and planned by its curriculum committees and everyone is encouraged to contribute in some way. You may teach or facilitate a course, be a class assistant, serve on the curriculum committee, help in the office or perform other tasks. Working together maintains a high-quality program at a reasonable cost. A good way to first become involved is to serve as a class assistant. These valuable members hand out materials, make announcements, set up equipment, and assist instructors in many important ways.
WHAT KIND OF CLASSES DO WE OFFER? (See Curriculum Guide link above)
We offer a wide variety of classes—philosophy, history, art, music, current events, political issues, religion, science, literature, languages, and many others. Our classes are very popular. There are over 1,400 members who register for more than 13,500 hours of class time. We have three Terms; Fall (September - December), Winter/Spring (January -May) and a lighter Summer Session (May-June-July).
HOW WILL YOU KNOW ABOUT CLASSES AND EVENTS?
Sign up as a member and receive all curriculum guides, events calendar, special programs, USCB library privileges and much more.
HOW ARE THE COURSES SCHEDULED?
Classes are offered in two 13 week terms (Fall & Winter/Spring) and a short summer session that runs from June into July. Classes and instructors have been selected by the Curriculum Committees and the USCB Continuing Education office personnel. OLLI also offers special educational lectures and events during the year that are open to the public.
WHERE ARE THE OLLI COURSES?
OLLI has four regions; University of South Carolina Bluffton Campus, University of South Carolina Beaufort Campus, Hilton Head Pineland Station Mall and Jasper Park. OLLI courses are offered in each region. As an OLLI member and class registrant, you can take unlimited classes in any of the four regions.
Checks, credit cards and cash accepted. Registrations can be mailed, faxed or delivered to any OLLI office.
USC Beaufort - OLLI
One University Boulevard
Bluffton, SC 29909
FAX: 843-208- 8291
Winter/Spring 2014 = January to May, Summer = May - July, Fall= September to December
Looking for more information or want to talk to an OLLI staff member? Call us!
OLLI USCB Bluffton Campus - (843) 208-8247 OLLI Director - Andrea Sisino (843) 208-8249
Registration Coordinator - Jim Nicholson (843) 208 - 8273
Beaufort OLLI Office - Program Administrator Staff - Erica Breton (843) 521-4113
Hilton Head OLLI Office Program Administrator Staff - Ron Roth (843) 208-8239 Administrative Asst. Cindy Bricker (843) 208-8247
For more information, call 843-208-8247 or e-mail email@example.com