Dear OLLI at UVA community.
Since the cancellation of OLLI at UVA in-person programming on March 16, we've been laying the groundwork for the possibility of an online Fall 2020 semester with Zoom trainings for members, the member Coffee Chat, pilot courses on Zoom, and weekly instructor check-ins. While we would love to see all of you in-person for the fall,
the OLLI at UVA Board has made the difficult, but necessary, decision to hold all Fall 2020 programs online, using the Zoom platform
The health and safety of staff, students and instructors drives this decision. However, we will continue to monitor public health conditions and advice. If it becomes safe to conduct in-person programming we will transition to select in-person offerings with social distancing guidelines in place. We know that face to face contact and social interaction is a vital part of lifelong learning and intellectual engagement and our goal is to return to this format when it is safe to do so.
While it will be different, and sometimes challenging, we are determined and ready to offer a stimulating, smooth and exciting online learning experience for our members.
We will continue to offer additional online programming for Spring 2020 members through July 14 at no additional charge
. You may still join as a Spring 2020 member at anytime.
On July 15, Fall 2020 membership will be available for pre-purchase and includes the ability to sign up for any fall courses starting July 28, and access to any other online OLLI programming, such as Special Presentations.
We are working with the History Club of Charlottesville and other potential partners to add ongoing member exclusive content as instructors become ready to move online. In fact, we just scheduled a new cooking class by popular
Eat Like a Greek
instructor, Claudia Hanna –
Grill Like a Greek
! See below to register.
We are committed to working with any member who would like additional help getting comfortable with the Zoom platform.
Look for more Zoom trainings in July and August, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for individual help
We also strongly encourage members to register for Fall 2020 online at
. Not only are you more likely to get the courses you want, logistically it will be much smoother since OLLI at UVA staff are working remotely.
Online registration training is scheduled for July 23 and will cover password reset, searching course information, and registration and payment
A paper registration form will be included in the Fall 2020 catalog which is expected to be printed and mailed the week of June 22. We expect scheduling details and program offerings to continue to evolve after the physical catalog is printed.
Please refer to
for up to date information on courses and programs
Thank you for joining us on this adventure! You can get a glimpse of what's on tap for fall at our
Virtual Taste of OLLI on July 21
. More details on the Taste and all things fall will be regularly communicated by email. We may not be in a classroom, but the learning continues. See you online! Reach out anytime at 434.923.3600 or
– OLLI at UVA Board of Directors and Staff