The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at American University is highly sensitive to the privacy interests of members and believes that the protection of those interests is one of its most significant responsibilities. We do not share member information with any outside groups, and we only publish the member directory as a courtesy to members of our learning community. We expect members to adhere to the same policy.

If you have questions about this privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by phone at 202-895-4860 or email.


OLLI follows American University regarding inclement weather. If American University's opening is delayed until 11:00 am, then OLLI is delayed as well and our 9:45 am study groups are cancelled. If American University is closed for the day, then OLLI is closed and all study groups are cancelled. We post a notice on our website  and send an email to all members by 6:30 am.

REFUND POLICY for study groups

OLLI reserves the right to cancel any study group, Mini, or Short. Members registered in a study group, Mini, or Short that is canceled will be notified immediately so that they may select an available alternate.

The office must receive requests for refunds, in writing (email is fine), no later than the end of the second week of the term for which the refund is requested. A $10 processing fee will be assessed.


If the OLLI Shorts are over-subscribed, OLLI will conduct a random lottery. If you are not selected in the lottery, your check will be returned. If you are selected, the payment is non-refundable.


OLLI does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, religious preference, or national origin.