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Membership Eligibility

Membership is open to those of retirement age, regardless of race, gender, religious affiliation or prior academic achievement. Members must adhere to all university policies and procedures and acknowledge any applicable waivers and release forms.

Academic Purpose

A desire to learn and actively participate in a group setting are the only requirements. There are no credits or prerequisites. OLLI is special because it focuses on involvement – yours and others - to provide opportunities for intellectual stimulation and fellowship in an informal, comfortable setting, using all the advantages of a strong university with excellent facilities.

If you enjoy learning new things, meeting new people and associating with others that do, join us!

Workshop Sessions

Workshops meet five days a week, following the University schedule. Members decide courses and lead study groups. The sharing of ideas and insights by members is necessary for vital enrichment of these sessions. Equally necessary to the continued success of OLLI is each member’s commitment to some activity by contributing his or her talent to help further educational objectives. 

Social and Cultural Programs

Periodic social events and day trips complement our study programs and foster the spirit of conviviality among our members.


How To Join

A $325.00 annual membership fee covers the academic year - September through June. OLLI does not offer prorated memberships. OLLI Membership includes:

  • Registration in workshops—Fall, Spring and Summer sessions (members can request up to 8 workshops for the Fall and Spring sessions).
  • Member newsletter
  • Special planned events/trips (additional fee may apply)
  • Access to library facilities at Stony Brook and select campus-wide events
Create an Account and Pay Fee

To register and pay your annual membership fee, sign into our registration system. If you are new to OLLI, you must first choose to "Create new account"). Once you've created an account, click "ADD MEMBERSHIP" followed by the "Annual Membership" link on the  Course Catalog page.

Sign Up

University Refund Policies*

Membership fees will be refunded as per the terms below upon written request to the OLLI Director. Timelines and refund percentages described below are in reference to the beginning of the semester when fees were paid.

  • Weeks 1-2 = 100%
  • Weeks 3-4 = 50%
  • Thereafter = 0% (No refund)

*Special Event fees are non-refundable.

Have Questions? Give Us a Call!

Contact the OLLI office  at 631-632-OLLI (6554) or 631-632-7063.


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