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Member Handbook

The Member Handbook is designed to answer questions that you may have about OLLI at WMU, both to members and those considering becoming a member. 

Member Handbook


Click on the button below to become a new member or to renew membership and enjoy all of the benefits. There are no requirements to become a member. Cost for membership is $35 per year. Membership year will be July 1-June 30. Members will receive renewal notices in mid-May.


Or click here to download a membership registration form.

Membership benefits

  • Early-bird registration: Some courses fill rapidly; as a member you will be able to sign up early.
  • Discounted courses and trips: Courses are $10 per two-hour session for members, $20 per session for non-members. Members pay less than non-members for OLLI at WMU trips.
  • Discounts at:
    WMU Bookstore (10% except electronics and sales items)
    Gilmore Theatre Complex (25% off most tickets)
    Miller Auditorium (15% off most tickets)
    West Hills Athletic Club (enrollment fee waived)
  • Special Interest Groups, SIGs: Member initiated and directed.
  • Member-only events and tours
  • Monthly e-newsletter