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Policies and Procedures

Fee Structure

Courses are individually priced and fees are listed on the Schedule-at-a-Glance and in the course descriptions.

Access to Recordings Policy

Payment for the OLLI at Vanderbilt courses must be paid in full prior to receiving the recordings. 

Guest Policy

OLLI students are welcome to bring a single guest one time during the term  only if  prior approval has been granted. To request pre-approval, call our office at (615) 343-0700. We reserve the right to refuse unapproved guests.

Scholarship Program

OLLI is pleased to provide financial assistance for members who may be otherwise unable to take part in our OLLI community. Click HERE for additional information.

Refund Policy

Due to the low cost at which these courses are offered and the additional cost it would take to process a refund, no refunds are given to those who wish to withdraw. Members can transfer into another course (in the same term, in the same price tier) on a space-available basis or receive credit to apply to a future course.

Class Cancellation Policy

Weather-related: Should inclement weather force us to cancel classes, a cancellation notice will be posted on the home page of this website no later than 8:00 a.m. Cancellations will also be televised on Channel 2.  The listing will show as OLLI at Vanderbilt.  We will not call or send emails regarding weather-related cancellations.

Non-weather related:  On rare occasions, we are forced to cancel classes for non-weather related circumstances. Should this occur, we will post a notice on this website and emails will be sent to enrolled members.  For this reason, it is  extremely important for all students to provide us with an up-to-date email address and to check your email on a regular basis.

Name Badges

A name badge for the current term will be available at the first day of class at the registration table along with lanyards. Wearing the current term’s name badge is mandatory and Classroom Assistants will be enforcing this policy. Please make sure your name badge is visible when entering class.

Gift Certificates

Give the gift of learning! Gift certificates make great presents for birthdays, holidays or other special events. Call our office at 615-343-0700 for more information.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. Simply stated, our policy is to collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you affirmatively choose to make such information available to us.

When you visit our website, our web server automatically recognizes only the Internet domain and IP address from which you accessed our website. This information does not result in the identification of your personal e-mail address or other personal information.

In addition, we gather information regarding the volume and timing of access to our website by collecting information on the date, time, and website pages accessed by visitors to the site. We do this so we can improve the content of our website and this information is not shared with other organizations. 

Code of Conduct

OLLI at Vanderbilt’s goal is to create environments that maximize the learning experience for all members. Many of our programs offer a forum for the lively and sometimes passionate exchange of views. To that end, our learning community follows principles of courtesy and mutual respect that promote reasoned discourse and intellectual honesty. Opposing viewpoints are honored and appreciated to preserve the dignity of others.

Violations may include but are not limited to denigrating other’s views or opinions, threatening behaviors, offensive or abusive language, disruptive classroom conduct, sexual harassment or discrimination and monopolizing discussions. Personal attacks will not be tolerated.

Members who do not or cannot adhere to these principles may be removed from class and /or activities and denied the privilege of future participation.