July 24, 2023
Fall Course Request Lottery Opens
Submit Your Top Choices for Fall 2023
The catalog is now available online, and one copy has been mailed to each member's household (unless you opted out of the postal mailing). During the first phase of Fall registration, you can request up to three courses from the 100+ offerings: just sign in to your account, add your requests to your shopping cart, and check out. All requests received by Friday, August 4, are treated equally in the lottery, so feel free to take your time making your selection. Lottery requests are not processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Questions? Visit our How to Register for Courses page for a refresher. More help is available by emailing olli@sou.edu or by calling 541-552-6048.
Open Enrollment Begins August 21. Starting August 21, members are able to add as many classes as they would like from among the dozens that have available seats.

Important Dates for Fall Term
  • Jul 24: Fall term catalog published online
  • Jul 24: Fall term course request lottery begins
  • Jul 28: OLLI Open House
  • Aug 1: Winter course proposal period opens
  • Aug 4: Fall term course request lottery ends
  • Aug 9-10: OLLI office administrative closure for staff training retreat
  • Aug 14: Fall term course assignments sent out
  • Aug 21: Fall term open enrollment begins
  • Aug 31: Winter course proposal period closes
  • Sept 4: OLLI/SOU closed for Labor Day
  • Sept 11: Fall term begins
  • Nov 10: OLLI/SOU closed for Veteran's Day (observed)
  • Nov 15: Spring term course proposal period opens
  • Nov 17: Fall term ends

Your OLLI at SOU membership lets you take as many courses as you can schedule from among the wide selection of courses being offered in-person and online. Visit the OLLI webpage to renew your OLLI membership or join.
Final Reminder: OLLI Open House this Friday
We need a headcount! Please let us know if you'll be joining us this Friday, July 28, from 1:00-4:00 pm.

The OLLI Open House is a wonderful opportunity to visit exhibits, learn about offerings, meet our community partners, and share OLLI with a friend! This event will be held on the main floor of the SOU Stevenson Union, located at 1118 Siskiyou Blvd. There is free parking in Lot 36 on S. Mountain Avenue. Drop off is possible on University Way, if needed.

All attendees will receive five door prize tickets to distribute as desired among the eight door prize bundles, but only those that both register and attend are eligible to win the Health & Wellbeing Grand Prize with a value of over $1,000—an incentive to help us estimate refreshments. Please register below by July 26. Drawings will occur after the Open House, and winners will be notified within seven days.
OLLI in the News
Read the OHRA [Options for Homeless Residents of Ashland] newsletter article Homelessness and Seniors—an emerging crisis: One Woman's story. OHRA's guest, A.W., shares her gratitude for OHRA and the joy that being an OLLI member has brought:

"There’s more hope. That’s the biggest deal. I actually care about getting up in the morning. I’m actually laughing these days. OLLI is one of the best things I have going. They have classes, it’s inexpensive, they even have scholarships. Everything from personal work, to dancing, to fly fishing, to movies. It’s a wonderful resource. You meet people you have something in common with, and you meet people who are the same age....I don’t feel like I’m whole yet, but OHRA and OLLI are helping me to do something constructive besides surviving" A.W.
Have a question or need help with your OLLI membership?
The OLLI office is happy to assist you.
Email: olli@sou.edu  |  Phone: 541-552-6048
Office walk-in hours: 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday–Thursday