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What to Expect On Your First Day of OLLI

You’ve registered for your classes, paid your OLLI fees, and now are ready for your first day at OLLI. Here’s some helpful information and what you’ll need to know on your first day.

 

1. Pick Up Your Weekly Newsletter — On Fridays, you will find the Newsletter on the OLLI Information Table opposite the Bookstore; Monday-Thursday, you will find the Newsletter outside the OLLI Office (Room 103). Stop at either of these locations every week before class to get the weekly newsletter and notices of upcoming events, lectures, and trips. Unsure about anything? Membership Committee members at the Information Table and OLLI Staff in the office will be happy to answer any questions.

Unsure about anything? Membership Committee members at the Information Table and OLLI Staff in the office will be happy to answer any questions.

2. Elevators — Inside the campus building, there are two elevators to the second and third-floor classrooms, located around the corner from the Information Table to the left of the staircase. Garage elevators do not connect to the classroom building floors. The elevator leading to the parking garage is connected ONLY to the parking garage. It is located at the end of the first-floor atrium area. There is no access to the garage elevator from the upper classrooms.

3. Schedule —Most classes are held on Fridays at the UConn Waterbury campus, meet for either 5, 8, or 10 weeks, and meet for 1.5 hours on the following schedule: 8:30 am – 10:00 am, 10:15 am – 11:45 am, 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm, 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm.

4. OLLI Café — At 11:45 am, OLLI Café, our “lunch and learn” program, is held in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR, #113) at the end of the first-floor corridor, past the library. Coffee and tea are offered here each Friday. Members may bring their lunch and eat for the first 30 minutes if they so choose to, followed by a speaker or entertainment (See OLLI website, course brochure, and weekly newsletter for noontime event descriptions). If you have not brought your lunch, you can purchase food and snacks in the UConn Bookstore. Be sure to register for OLLI Café prior to the start of each session if you plan on attending one or more of these lunchtime gatherings.

 

Now that you have picked up your OLLI newsletter, gathered information, and figured out where your classes are, you are ready to go. Welcome to OLLI at UConn Waterbury!