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The College for Seniors (CFS) is a program of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville (OLLI), established in 1988. With full access to the resources of the University of North Carolina at Asheville, participation in classes helps members keep mentally and physically fit.
College for Seniors draws from members' experiences and professional expertise as well as from the UNC Asheville and surrounding faculty to offer four terms each year. Courses range from Chaucer to computers, foreign affairs to opera, yoga to history. Held mostly on the UNC Asheville campus, courses are non-credit, with no tests or grades, open to all interested adults. Members collaborate with staff to teach, learn, design curricula and arrange special events. Term-renewable registration entitles members to take as many courses as schedules permit.
Learning is a lifetime journey ... growing older merely adds experience to knowledge of man and wisdom to curiosity — C. E. Lawrence
All College for Seniors students are required to be OLLI members.
How do I register for CFS classes?
Be a current OLLI member, complete a registration form (click here to go to the 'Forms' page) and return (either in person or by mail) along with payment (cash, check or money order).
What courses are offered?
Each term offers a new course selection ranging from world history to yoga to silent films and more. Click here to view the courses in database format so you can search by instructor, day of the week/time, and course title.
How much does it cost?
- $115 Fall term (8 weeks)
- $90 Winter term (6 weeks)
- $115 Spring term (8 weeks)
- $75 Summer term (6 weeks)
How many classes may I take?
You are allowed to register for up to 3 classes per term during the initial registration period. After the original registration period is over and through the first week of classes, you may take as many courses as you are able to schedule
What payment methods are accepted?
Cash and check
Is financial assistance available?
Scholarships are available to cover partial term expense; the annual OLLI membership fee is the member’s responsibility. Submit a completed scholarship application (click here to go to the "Forms" page) along with your registration form. For additional information, call 828.251.6140
Do I have to register in person?
No, mailed registration forms are also accepted, however for best availability, it is suggested you bring your registration in person on the term registration day.
Questions about CFS? Suggestions?
CFS Director: Susan Poole: 828.251.6873 firstname.lastname@example.org