Do you have a desire to enrich the lives of lifelong learners?

OLLI@Furman members are passionate about new experiences and learning. Whether it is hiking in the woods or learning about astronomy they are enthusiastic learners.

OLLI@Furman offers four terms each academic year: Fall Term of nine weeks, Winter and Spring Terms of eight weeks each, as well as, a 4-week Summer Term. Courses commonly meet for 90 minutes once a week for the entire term.

The Curriculum Committee welcomes the presentation of new courses by new and returning instructors with an engaged approach and a depth of knowledge of a particular subject. In selecting courses, our Curriculum Committee assesses the topic and content, course organization, the instructor’s teaching experience and content expertise, and the suitability, variety, and balance of the proposed offering. The instructor’s availability, previous class evaluations (when applicable), recommendations, and level of professional and educational achievement in the particular subject area are all considered. Course Proposal Forms should be submitted by the deadline designated for each term and are available on the Forms page below.  These deadline dates can be found in Term Schedules.  The subcommittee will review all courses in their specific discipline and recommend courses for each term. Electronic submission is preferred as it saves a great deal of time.  Do expect that your course description or biography may be edited for space requirements.

OLLI@Furman does not pay our instructors; however, there are some perks! An OLLI@Furman membership is a perk of being an instructor. Among other things, it offers you access to the Furman Libraries, a great resource for course research. You may also use the OLLI@Furman Computer Lab, when a class is not in session. You will receive a honorarium ($100/8-9 week course, $50/4 week course) as a small token of our appreciation for each term taught. You may choose to defer the honorarium as a contribution to the OLLI Support Fund which helps pay for scholarships, special materials and equipment needed by the program throughout the year.

Instructor Handbook

Interested in viewing our instructor handbook?

Term Schedules

We host four semesters of OLLI classes.


Please complete the form online or print it out and return it to the OLLI Office.

Class Liaison Task Details

Learn more about facilitating a class at OLLI