Reuter Center

The Reuter Center, headquarters for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville, opened its doors in summer 2003 after a five-year planning, fundraising and building campaign. It is located on the north side of the UNC Asheville campus on a hill overlooking campus.

This facility is named in honor of Irving J. Reuter, a former General Motors executive who left his estate to establish the Janirve Foundation, a major building-fund contributor. The cost of the 20,000-square-foot building, movable equipment and landscaping totaled about $4.3 million, all provided by private sources including individual donors, businesses and corporations, as well as foundations. In 2010, the Janirve Foundation awarded our organization a $1 million endowment to be used for improvements to the building and for new programming.

The two-story, glass-atriumed Reuter Center includes four classrooms equipped with multimedia capability, an art studio/classroom, multipurpose room (also equipped for multimedia use) that seats up to 125, catering kitchen, take-out café, two commons areas, restrooms on both floors, a large outdoor terrace area, and on-grade parking on both levels for a total of 129 cars. During the fall, winter and spring terms, the Reuter Café serves simple lunches and beverages.

Directions

The Reuter Center is located on UNC Asheville’s campus. View our interactive campus map.

Approaching from Campus Drive/Broadway

  • Follow Campus Drive all the way up the hill to the stop sign.
  • At the stop sign, turn left for a short distance, then right into Reuter Center lots.
  • There are parking lots on the lower and upper levels of the Reuter Center.

Approaching from W.T. Weaver Boulevard

  • Proceed approximately 1/4 mile on Weaver Blvd to the traffic circle (roundabout). Take first righthand turn for main entrance road to UNC Asheville.
  • Proceed approximately 200 yards up the hill.
  • Turn right at the traffic island, and proceed a short distance to the first left, University Heights.
  • Turn left onto University Heights, and proceed until you see the silver bulldog mascot on the right.
  • Turn right up the hill (Campus Drive) to stop sign, then bear right to Reuter Center, on the right.
  • There are parking lots on the lower and upper levels of the Reuter Center.

Reuter Café

The Reuter Café is closed until further notice due to COVID-19.

The café is operated by Chartwell’s Campus Dining Services which also operates the UNC Asheville Dining Hall at Brown Hall, Highsmith Union Food Court, BowlLife in the Sherrill Center’s Wellness Café, the Down Under on the bottom floor of Ponder Hall, and Roasted Coffee Shop in the Highsmith Student Union. Visit UNC Asheville’s Dining Services website to find out more.

Adverse Weather Policy

View the Bulldog Alert website.

OLLI classes, events, meetings and other activities will be canceled or delayed when UNC Asheville classes are canceled or delayed for adverse weather. OLLI members should consult the OLLI website to receive the latest information regarding the OLLI Adverse Weather and Emergency Bulletins.

By 8 a.m. on bad weather days, OLLI staff will post specific program information on our outgoing message at 828.251.6140. We will also, if possible, send an email to active members by 8 a.m. regarding OLLI cancellations, closings and delays. If OLLI is  following a late-start schedule, we will cancel 9 a.m. classes, and all other classes will proceed as scheduled (11:30 a.m. classes begin at 11:30 a.m., etc.)