Kanawha Valley

The OLLI program in the Kanawha Valley was launched in 2015 as a satellite of OLLI at WVU in Morgantown. Thanks to the dedication of a small group of committed volunteers, the program has grown from a handful of members to over 200 in 2019.

OLLI classes in the Kanawha Valley are held at the Schoenbaum Family Enrichment Center. The OLLI office is located in Morgantown.


Membership is required to participate in most OLLI activities.

Members enjoy the following benefits:

  • A voice in OLLI governance
  • The right to run for the OLLI Board or serve on a committee (Two Board of Directors seats are designated for representatives from the Kanawha Valley. A committee of volunteers help organize and manage the program.)
  • The right to be added to a course wait list
  • Discounts on community events and field trips
  • Access to a variety of educational and social opportunities to learn and meet new friends.

Annual membership for OLLI in the Kanawha Valley is $20. The membership year runs July 1 to June 30. An enrollment fee of $25 per term gives members access to unlimited OLLI classes.

Scholarships are available to those in need. Please ask at the office for a confidential application or complete the application online here.

Inclement Weather

OLLI in-person and streamed classes will be cancelled if K-12 schools in Kanawha county are closed or moved to on-line learning due to weather events. Classes scheduled for Zoom may or may not be cancelled. OLLI staff will send an email and text message the morning of to announce class cancellations. If you are unsure about the status of a class, we encourage you to call the OLLI office at 304-293-1793 before venturing out. If a class is cancelled, we will do our best to reschedule as quickly as possible.

To Cancel a Registration

To cancel registration for a course please call the OLLI office at 304-293-1793. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.