Announcement for Spring 2020

As you probably know, Chancellor Andrew Martin has informed the Washington University in St. Louis community that beginning March 23, following an extended spring break, there will be no in-person courses taught in the classroom or any other setting until at least April 30, 2020. The Lawrence Jasper Lecture, the Facilitator Workshop, and the Book Sale have been canceled and will be re-scheduled.

In an effort to limit and prevent exposure to the COVID-19 epidemic among members of our community and in alignment with the university, our OLLI at Washington University spring term will be delayed and will begin June 1 and continue through July 24.

Unfortunately, this re-scheduling of the spring term means that we have to cancel five courses:

  • Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing
  • Social Studies Smorgasbord
  • Poetry for the Fun of It, Theatre Today: Eight Great Plays
  • The French Revolution and Napoleon: Part III.

If you are registered for the spring term and have any questions, please call the OLLI office.

Perhaps some of you who were unable to sign up for classes in April and May, may want to sign up for spring classes now that they will be held in June and July. Please go online and do so!

We realize this will disappoint many of you, but we feel strongly that by suspending our courses and activities, we are doing our part to keep our members healthy and help “flatten the curve.”

There will be no staff in the office from March 23 to April 3, and perhaps beyond. Please call the office at (314) 935-4237 and leave a message. Your call will be returned as soon as possible. We promise to provide updates in a timely fashion in regards to what we will be able to offer members as well as any status changes in OLLI programming. Please continue to check your email every day.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.

Take care, watch out for each other — and keep washing your hands!

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