Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Clemson University

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Course Catalog and Registration Information


Current Catalog

To view the current catalog, download the PDF version of the Catalog of Courses.

Three Easy Ways to Register

  • By Phone - 864-633-5242 (credit card payment only)
  • By Mail - Print, Complete, and Mail the Registration Form to OLLI at Clemson University, 100 Thomas Green Blvd., Clemson, SC  29631 (check or credit card payment)
  • In Person - Cheezem Education Center, 100 Thomas Green Blvd., Clemson, SC  29631; Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (cash, check, or credit card payment

Refund/Cancellation Policy

To withdraw from an OLLI Course, notify the OLLI Office by completing and returning the Tuition Refund Request Form at least 2 business days before the Course to receive a full refund.  To withdraw from an OLLI Outdoor Adventure or Excursion, complete and return the Tuition Refund Request Form at least 7 business days before the program to receive a full refund.

  • Mail the completed form to OLLI at Clemson University, 100 Thomas Green Blvd., Clemson, SC 29631
  • Drop off the completed form at the Charles K. Cheezem Education Center, 100 Thomas Green Blvd., Clemson, SC 29631

If you paid using a credit card for a Course that is cancelled, a full refund will be credited to your credit card account within ten business days. If you paid using a check or cash, a refund check will be processed, however, this may require several weeks.


Wait List Policy

If the Course you have requested has filled to capacity prior to receiving your registration, you will automatically be placed on a waiting list for the course. Should space become available in the course, you will be contacted and given the opportunity to enroll. You will not be charged for the course until you are enrolled.

Liability Waivers

OLLI members who are enolled in higher risk courses and excursions are required to sign a Waiver and Release of Liability Form before participating in the courses. You may be asked to complete a Medical Information Form along with an Authorization for Emergency Medical Care Form. If you register online, you will be given directions for completing these forms. If you register by phone or mail, you will receive these forms by mail or email. Complete and return them to the OLLI office prior to your first class session.

Financial Assistance

We want OLLI at Clemson University courses to be available to all who wish to participate. If you need financial help, please contact the OLLI office at 864-633-5242. All requests are confidential.

Graduate Research

On occasion, Clemson University faculty and students are interested in working with OLLI members on research projects specific to engaged aging. Opportunities to participate in such studies will be announced to the OLLI membership via the weekly e-newsletter, and your personal involvement is entirely at your discretion. We do not share your contact information with any group or individual. For questions, please contact Julie Vidotto at 864-633-5244 or jvidott@clemson.edu.

Membership Fees

A nonrefundable $30.00 annual membership is required to participate in OLLI courses and activities unless otherwise stated.

Inclement Weather Policy

OLLI follows the Clemson University inclement weather policy. When Clemson University is closed due to inclement weather, all OLLI classes are cancelled or postponed to a later date.

Code of Conduct

OLLI at CU is a community of intellectually active mature adults. Membership entails mutual respect among members and instructors as they pursue knowledge and explore individual interests. Failure to treat ideas, viewpoints, the classroom environment and interests of other members of the community with respect and civility compromises the intellectual climate at OLLI, and cannot be tolerated. The OLLI administration and volunteer leadership are responsible for ensuring that the Code of Conduct is being followed in all OLLI-sponsored programs.

This OLLI at CU Code of Conduct is congruent with that for students at Clemson University (www.clemson.edu/administration/studentaffairs/student-handbook/code-of-conduct) in promoting behavior that enables enlightened discourse among individuals.

Photography Policy

Please understand that by signing up for courses you are giving OLLI permission, for publicity purposes, to use any photographs that are taken during the semester.

Course Evaluation Forms

After you have taken one or more of our wonderful courses, watch for an email with an evaluation form. We rely on your evaluations to improve our course offerings constantly and help our instructors do a better job. If it is a rave, we want to know. If the course did not work for you, we need to know that too. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts about these courses. If you prefer to complete a paper evalaution, please save the file below to your computer, then fill it out and then you can email it as an attachment or print it and mail it in.

Course Evaluation

Multi-Lecturer Course Evaluation

Excursion Evaluation

Outdoor Adventure Evaluation

Course Location Directions

For location directions to current classes, see the Find Us page.