Why be a member of OLLI? - Coastal Carolina University
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Become a Member

  • A variety of courses taught by Coastal Faculty and members of the Grand Strand community with special experience and expertise.
    • Recent Course Offerings included:
      • Climate Change: Science, Ideas, and Perceptions
      • Early American History: From Colonies to States
      • The History of the Golden Age of Musical Theatre
      • Basic and Advanced Acrylic Painting
  • Clubs and Special Interest Groups
    • Our Clubs include:
      • Book Club
      • Dining Club
      • Mahjong Club
  • A Bi-Weekly Newsletter that includes updates on OLLI matters as well as relevant lectures and sporting and cultural events happening on the Coastal Carolina University campus.
  • Coastal Carolina University Benefits
    • Coastal Carolina University Bookstore
      OLLI members receive a 10% discount on clothing and gift items.
    • Parking on Campus
      OLLI members will receive a park decal that will permit parking in designated areas on the main campus and in the parking lot of the Coastal Science Center.
    • Kimbell Library
      OLLI members enjoy on-campus access to public computers, online databases (including newspaper databases) and reference assistance. Members may also request a community borrower’s card for year-round checkout privileges.
    • Discounted admission to CCU-produced events that are listed in the CCU Cultural Arts Calendar.
    • Coastal Carolina University Bookstore offers members a 10% discount on clothing and gift items.
    • The Hackler Golf Course at Coastal Carolina offers a reduced rate for a round of golf
  • Community Partnerships Benefits
    • Ann Booth Jewelers
      OLLI members with current ID cards will receive a 10% discount off  purchases of $50.00 and over and $10.00 off cell phone repair.  OLLI membership ID must be present for discount to be applied. Only applicable for in-store purchases. 
      Phone: 843-248-2105.
    • Brookgreen Gardens
      OLLI members with current ID cards receive $2 off the admission fee at the entrance plaza.  Discount only good for general admission.  Single admission is good for seven days.
      Phone: 843-235-6000
    • Waccamaw Outfitters
      OLLI members with current ID cards will receive a 10% discount off our 90- minute tours. Max number of 6 for each tour and reservations are required. We also offer 10% off all apparel.
      Phone: 843-488-3121 (call for reservations)
    • Cypress Inn
      OLLI members with current ID cards will receive a 15% discount per night off your entire stay with a minimum of one night stay. Reservations are required and ID must be present for discount. Contact by email or phone to reserve. Be sure to mention OLLI membership when booking.
      Email: info@acypressinn.com
      Phone: 843-248-8199
    • Papa’s General Store
      OLLI members with current ID card receive a 10% discount off any purchase of $50.00 or more. Good for in-store purchases only.
      Phone: 843-248-7000
  • Excursions
    • Spy Tours to Washington, DC
    • Day Trips to Charleston and Mepkin Abbey
  • Volunteer Opportunities to assist with among other things, marketing, technology and member registration.