In-Person Guide

OLLI at Duke

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Welcome! If you are currently registered or planning on registering for an In-Person Course with OLLI at Duke, please review the following details.  Changes are happening, so please read this section carefully for all updates. (Updated: 3/1/24)

Most in-person courses will take place at the Judea Reform Congregation Education Building (JRC) (left of Judea Reform Congregation building), 1933 West Cornwallis Road, Durham, NC 27707. There is a map of the JRC campus at the bottom of this page. If your class is listed at a different location, please check the course page for the address.

* The AC works very well in the education building. If you are cold-natured please bring an extra layer with you. OLLI staff cannot adjust the thermostat.

Name badge: Name badges are required at all OLLI in-person events and classes. OLLI staff will provide name badges on the day of your first class at JRC. For the safety of our members and staff, you are required to wear your most current name badge at all times while attending all OLLI in-person classes and events.

Parking passes: Please park in the lot in front of the JRC education building. Parking passes are required on the dashboard of cars. Passes are available on the first day of your class. Parking at the nearby JCC is prohibited and subject to towing. 

Food & Drinks: Coffee, tea, and hot cocoa will be available for members. We encourage you to bring a water bottle. Food is not allowed in classrooms.

Class Check-In Protocol: Please plan to arrive at JRC 15-20 minutes before your first class begins to allow sufficient time to pick up your name badge and parking pass.

Course Websites: If your Instructor developed a course website, the link will be available in the student portal. Click here to log in. (We recommend bookmarking this page.) 

Inclement Weather: In the case of a natural (weather-related) emergency, OLLI at Duke follows the Durham Public Schools (DPS) closings. If DPS is closed, OLLI classes are canceled. If DPS is delayed, then the OLLI 9:00 a.m. classes are canceled. Please make sure to check your email before leaving for class. If DPS lists classes as “remote”, OLLI classes are canceled.

Transfers/drops/refunds: If you would like to transfer or drop a course, please review the refund policy located at

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COVID Policy

We appreciate your continued support and cooperation as we continue responding to COVID-19 challenges. In addition to this policy, provides guidance for health and safety, in campus, community, and academic scenarios.

Vaccines: JRC requires members and instructors to be vaccinated before attending in-person courses. Proof of vaccine is not required. You will not be asked to show proof of vaccination. We are relying on the respect and good faith of our members to comply.

Masks and face coverings:  Masks are encouraged but not required.

Stay home if feeling sick: Members should not attend classes if they have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, new loss/change in taste or smell, or have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 5 days.