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Welcome to OLLI’s courses and programs information page. You do not need to be an OLLI member to browse our course and other program offerings, but only those with valid OLLI memberships can register for courses, OLLI Talks, and other events. If you are not a member but would like to view a selection of past course and OLLI Talks, visit our Archived Presentations page.  If you are an OLLI member, you can sign in using your User Name and Password. Please scroll down this page for more information about signing in. If you have trouble with registering online, here is the  instruction manual that will guide you through the process

OLLI members who are using the online system for the first time may request a username and password from the OLLI office at  You may change your password at any time to something you can easily remember. After you have signed in, you can request courses and programs according to your membership level.

To register, please fill out the OLLI 2023 Fall Course Request Form  and return it to the OLLI Office at OLLI UMass Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA, 02125. Your OLLI account will then be activated.

  • To join OLLI or renew your membership,  download our membership form complete it, and mail to the office with payment. Sorry, there is no online renewal option at this time.

Overview of OLLI Registration

Priority Course Registration Deadline: Please request your Fall classes by August 22, 2023 in order to be included in priority “lottery” registration. Every semester, a few courses are very popular and become oversubscribed. In these cases, we use our “lottery” system to more fairly assign registration. According to this system, members are asked to prioritize their choice of courses on their registration form. Most Desired= 1, and so on. Students who indicate that a course is their first or second priority will have the best chance of being registered for that course. After priority registration ends, if seats in a course are still available, registrations are then accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

OLLI Talks Registration: Dates for OLLI Talks and other special events are announced approximately three weeks in advance. Registration is always on a first-come, first-served basis.

Course Request and Registration Process

Request courses online: Online registration for the Fall 2023 term is now available to all OLLI students with a current membership. For instructions on how to register, please download our  online registration instruction manual. Online registration instructions are also available in a bulleted list format.

Register by Mail: Print out the Course Request Form or complete the form in the catalog and return it to the OLLI office. If it is received by Tuesday, August 22, 2023, you will have equal opportunity to be assigned to your preferred courses as do students who are registering online. Course requests received after Tuesday, August 22, 2023, will be accommodated based on space and course availability.

Confirmation: If you have requested your courses by Tuesday, August 22, 2023, you will receive your confirmation by email by late August.

Dropping or Adding:   You can sign up online, call or email the office to sign up. All dropped courses and other events are handled by the OLLI office. Please email or call 617.287.7312 as soon as you determine that you will not be attending a course, talk or other event you’ve signed up for.