Frequently Asked Questions


The 210 Flagg Building is equipped with an elevator. If you have a disability and need an accommodation, please call the office at (401-874-4197) at least 3 business days in advance of the need.  Interpreters require a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice, when possible. We are committed to equal access for persons with disabilities, and we will make every reasonable effort to provide accommodations.


The semester catalog (PDF & online version) is available 4 times a year (Fall, Winter, Spring, & Summer) in advance of registration to provide ample time to peruse the course offerings.   See side column for semester listing.

Contact Information:

Main Office Phone: (401) 874-4197
Office Hours: 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Course Offerings & Registration

OLLI courses are for your personal enrichment.

No Grades, No Tests, No Homework!

Four Semesters

  • Fall: September – December
  • Winter: January – March
  • Spring: March – May
  • Summer: June – August 

Registration opens 2 weeks prior to semester and remains open until course maximum has been met.  See catalog & semester webpage for details.


Membership is $65 per year. (Membership Fee is non-refundable).  Course fees vary depending on the number of class meetings ($10 – $60 range), with a number of extra value programs offered free to OLLI members. See perks listed below.

Email updates

Weekly emails are sent informing you of upcoming activities, programs and special events. The OLLI web page also repeats most of these reminders under the News heading at the top of our page. 

Enrollment/Class Size

Registration is secured when credit card, ACH, or check payment is successfully entered into our online registration system by member or staff.    After submission of your course registration, you will be automatically enrolled. If the class is over-subscribed, you can add your name to a wait list without payment.  This is encouraged, as often times openings become available at the last minute. Wait lists are automatically generated by the system. Registrations are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Some classes do fill up quickly.  Class size varies depending on the subject matter.  


A feedback form will be emailed after the completion of a course or lecture.  Any additional or immediate concerns are welcomed and can be handled by the office staff or committee member if appropriate.

Food and Drink

Only covered, spill-proof beverage containers are allowed in the classrooms. No food in classrooms, please.  Soda and snack vending machines are located in our lobby.  

Gift Certificates

OLLI Gift Certificates are a great gift for any occasion! You can purchase them online for any amount. Visit our website or call 401-874-4197.

Inclement Weather

OLLI follows URI’s policy of cancelling classes. Use the URI Alert page to find factual and timely information related to emergency situations, power outages, weather alerts and other campus notices.


OLLI is located at 210 Flagg Rd on the URI Kingston campus in Building 210, 2nd floor. Classes meet at this location unless otherwise noted. Building is handicapped accessible. Visit Transportation and Parking for more specific information and directions.


Membership is open to anyone 50 years of age & older.  The only prerequisite is a love of learning. The cost is $65 a year.  Membership is valid for 12 months from the day you join. (Membership fee is non-refundable.)


Access to a virtual parking pass is provided soon after registration. Parking passes expire each year on July 31st. Parking is available directly outside our building, availability may fluctuate. Additional lots are available with your OLLI membership. Get parking directions.

Payment / Refund Policy

Currently membership and course fees can be made by credit card or ACH payment online. Payment by check, payable to URI and mailed will continue to be accepted.  

  • Memberships and Gift cards are non-refundable.
  • To withdraw from a class and receive a full refund or credit, you must notify the OLLI office at least two weeks before the start of the class. Call the office at 401-874-4197 or email
  • No- shows forfeit their course fees.
  • Day trips and special tours are prepaid so there are no refunds for cancellation or withdrawal.
  • Classes that do not meet minimum student registration numbers are subject to cancellation.
  • OLLI follows the University’s policy of cancelling classes for certain holidays and because of inclement weather.


  • Added Value Programs: Additional member only events and opportunities. Learn about our Cyber Seniors, Sports discounts, URI Theatre discounts and more.
  • Special Interest Groups (SIGS): Member organized groups with shared interests that meet regularly.


The OLLI at URI is a member-led organization with a small paid staff and a rich opportunity to build our learning community. Just a few hours bring the added bonus of comradery and an opportunity to show off your skills.  Join a committee, become an ambassador, or assist the office.  Let us know if interested!