Getting Started at OLLI

Are you ready to become part of our lifelong learning community? Here’s a starter toolkit:


  • Create an online account. Visit the OLLI online registration site to create an account to purchase annual membership/parking and to register for College for Seniors courses and other programs. There is no fee to create an account.
  • Become a member. Read about annual membership and fees, then visit the OLLI online registration site to join.
  • Get your University OneCard to identify you as an OLLI member and to tap into other benefits, such as discounts at University events and local businesses, use of Ramsey Library and a free Asheville Rides Transit pass. Visit the OneCard office in Highsmith Union 120 to get your OneCard. There is no fee for the initial card, but there is a $25 replacement fee for lost cards. The OneCard is necessary only if you want to use the library, get a bus pass or be eligible for discounts on campus or at local businesses.
  • Purchase a parking decal. UNC Asheville requires everyone who parks on campus between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to register for a permit. As a frequent visitor, you will need to display a decal on your car at all times. Read about annual membership and fees, then visit the OLLI online registration site to purchase a decal through your OLLI account (not Campus Transportation) and receive a discount off the regular campus parking fee. Please be aware that obtaining a parking decal is a three-step process. If you get frustrated with any part of the system, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 828.251.6140, and we can help.


Engagement and Networking

Tools and Resources


Contact our office by calling 828.251.6140 or email us at Our staff is always happy to help with questions!

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