Course Policies and Information

Program Attendance

COVID-19 guidelines for in-person programming through OLLI at Penn State: OLLI at Penn State York will continue to follow Penn State’s COVID-19 protocols. We ask that you consider the health of other OLLI members and stay home if you do not feel well.

We also ask that you not attend an in-person course or program if you are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test or if, within 5 days prior, you: 

  • have been diagnosed with COVID-19
  • have experienced any symptom of illness which may be associated with COVID-19
  • have been in close contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, is awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test, or has exhibited any symptom of illness which may be associated with COVID-19 

For the latest COVID-19 news and information, visit Penn State’s Coronavirus information website.

Course Confirmations

You can keep track of your courses in three ways:

  1. The online registration system will automatically send you an email for each course for which you are registered.
  2. You can print a list of all your courses on one page during registration.
  3. If you do not have a computer, you can request that we print a copy of your courses for you.

Dropping a Course and Refunds

Refunds will only be given if you call the office at least one week before the start of the course. To receive a refund, all sessions of multi-session courses must be dropped. Dropping (with refund) individual sessions is not allowed. If you registered with a credit card, your card will be refunded. If you paid by check, you will receive a check shortly after the semester ends.


We often have waitlists for courses. If you cannot attend a course for which you are registered, please call and let us know so we may add someone from the waitlist. If a seat opens in a course that has a waitlist, our office will email and call the first on the list. If we do not get a response in 48 hours, we will call the next person on the list.


OLLI at Penn State York is fortunate that our members do not have to pay a fee for parking. You are simply asked to place a yellow OLLI parking pass on your dashboard. Each year when you renew your membership, you can pick up your membership card and a parking pass in the OLLI office.

Classroom Etiquette

Please be respectful of your course instructors and fellow participants by:

  • attending only courses for which you have registered
  • arriving to class on time and turning off your cell phone
  • not wearing fragrances out of respect for those with allergies
  • checking in with the course coordinator
  • staying on topic during discussions
  • respecting the right of others to hold opinions different than your own
  • thanking your instructor and respecting his/her time at the end of class

Inclement Weather

If Penn State York cancels classes, OLLI classes are canceled. If Penn State York is on a two-hour delay, the 9:00 a.m. class is canceled, but the 11:00 a.m. (and after) classes will be held pending the ability of the instructor to arrive safely. In the event of a two-hour delay, an email will be sent to all 11:00 a.m. class registrants informing them if the instructor is holding the class. A post will also be made on Facebook. It is your responsibility to check one or more of the following if there is inclement weather:

  1. OLLI at Penn State York’s Facebook page
  2. Our website
  3. Penn State York website
  4. WSBA 910 AM
  5. WGAL TV 8


If you have an active cold, cough, or fever, please stay home and take care of yourself. Help prevent the spread of illness.

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