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 RockyCard to identify you as an OLLI member and to tap into other benefits. Visit the RockyCard office in Governors Hall Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. to get your RockyCard. The RockyCard 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, or use the Karl Strauss Track. There is no fee for the initial card, but if you already have a UNC Asheville photo ID there is a $25 replacement fee for a replacement card. 
  • 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

  • View a campus map to find your way to the Reuter Center (OLLI at UNC Asheville’s dedicated building) and other University facilities. The Reuter Center GPS address is 300 Campus View Road, Asheville, NC 28804). If you type “parking” in the map’s search bar you can find parking lots on campus. With your campus parking decal, park in any lot designated as for “All Permits” or “Non-Resident Student.”
  • Ride public transit at no cost. Your OLLI membership entitles you to use Asheville Rides Transit at no cost. Come to the OLLI office on the upper level of the Reuter Center to obtain a Passport sticker for your RockyCard or OneCard.
  • Visit Ramsey Library. Your membership gives you specific privileges at Ramsey Library.
  • Read our liability and release waiver and photography release and waiver, which apply to all OLLI courses, programs and events.


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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