Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses

 Frequently Asked Questions & Scholarship Information

General OLLI Questions:

1. Do I have to be a member to enroll in an Osher Lifelong Learning Course?
Yes, OLLI is a member institute, and you must pay a yearly membership fee in order to enroll in OLLI classes. The membership fee for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UM is not refundable.

2. How many courses can I take at one time?
You can take as many courses as your schedule permits. There is no limit to the number of courses.

3. Is there priority seating?
There is no priority seating, but you may be waitlisted for a course during the registration period. To be waitlisted for a full course, click "Request to Enroll" at the bottom of a course page, and submit the request form.

4. Can I park my car on campus? How do I get to OLLI?

The University of Miami Parking & Transportation is responsible for parking & transportation policies. UM would like to facilitate your visit to our beautiful campus. Please familiarize yourself with parking and mobility options. Call the UM Parking Department at 305-284-3096 for details.

SHORT-TERM PARKING OPTIONS: Extremely limited on-street parking is available depending on the time of day. Pay-by-the-hour parking spaces are available along San Amaro Drive. These parking meters are under the jurisdiction of the City of Coral Gables. Advisory: Spaces fill up early.

CAMPUS PARKING OPTIONS:  Parking on the University of Miami campus in UM lots is extremely limited. All vehicles parked on the University of Miami campus are required to display a UM parking permit from 8:00am to 4:00pm from Monday through Friday. OLLI members may purchase a discounted GRAY zone parking permit from the UM Parking Department. You can find all the details on their website: www.miami.edu/parkingThere is a cost for the full year, and prices are prorated weekly. Permits expire on August 15 each year. The OLLI parking permit allows you to park in the Gray Zone lots around Lau Founders Hall and any other nearby lots where signs specify the Gray Zone. The parking permit does not guarantee you will find a parking space. You will be required to show your OLLI membership card and valid vehicle registration when purchasing a permit. Call the UM Parking Department at 305-284-3096 for more details and hours of operation. There is also metered street parking within walking distance of Lau Founders Hall.

Please note: The Gray permit zone is in the vicinity of the Newman Alumni Center, which hosts events on a regular basis throughout the year. This will often result in certain lots being closed to regular permit holders. When this happens, we will notify you ahead of time and provide alternative parking arrangements. Please keep this in mind when considering a gray zone permit.

METRORAIL/METROBUS: Our campus has a Metrorail stop which makes for a convenient visit. From the University Metrorail stop, you are able to get a shuttle or MetroBus to get you close to Lau Founders Hall offices. From the Metrorail stop, take bus 56 south and exit at San Amaro Dr. It’s a 3 minute walk to our offices.

RIDESHARE / CARPOOLING: Please be reminded that you can avoid bringing a vehicle on campus by taking advantage of one or more of the many alternative transportation options by visiting www.get2um.com. We strongly encourage OLLI members to rideshare, carpool, ride with a friend, use a rideshare service (like Lyft or Uber) or take public transportation to our campus location.

Registration Questions

5. When is Registration?
Registration normally opens online and in-person one week before courses start.

6. How can I pay online?
From a course page, pick the section you want and click "Enroll Now" at the bottom of the page. Proceed through the shopping cart, and you will be directed to the University of Miami's secure credit card payment terminal. Once you enter your credit card information, you will receive a confirmation receipt. The receipt is also emailed to the email address you provided in your profile.

7. How do I know if I got into the class?
If you see an "Enroll Now" button, that means there is space in the class. The classes are on a first-come, first-serve basis. You will receive a confirmation once you complete the check out now process and submit your online payment.

OLLI 50% Tuition Scholarships 

OLLI at UM wants to ensure that everyone in the community has access to our program.  Through the generous support of our members, a limited number of partial tuition scholarships are available to current active OLLI@UM members. Awards are based on financial need and are reviewed on an ongoing basis. These scholarships are only applicable to courses or lectures offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Miami and cover 50% of the tuition.  Only two classes, per session, per person, for a maximum of six classes for the year, are eligible for scholarshipScholarships are NOTapplicable for OLLI membership fees, summer courses, field trips/social activities, or for auditing UM classes. Drop/Adds are not permitted on scholarships. 


Please send an email to osher@miami.eduwith your scholarship request. Please include your contact information. All information on your application is kept confidential and awards will not be publicly announced. Please contact the OLLI office for more information at 305-284-6554.  

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Coral Gables Courses

All OLLI courses taught at the Main Campus are listed in the Coral Gables Programs.

Coral Gables Campus

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