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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

General information


Arsht Hall room reservation requests

Contact the Office staff to request a room for a meeting or other one-time special event. You will need to supply the reason the room is needed, date, beginning and ending time of the meeting and approximate number of attendees. Immediate confirmation of your request may not be possible. You will be informed of room availability as soon as possible.

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Cannon Reading Room

The Cannon Reading Room, a gift from Adrienne Arsht Feldman in memory of her maternal grandparents Samuel and Matilda Cannon, has encyclopedias, dictionaries and three daily newspapers. Designed as a place for members to access course-related reference materials, the room provides a quiet and comfortable atmosphere for research and study.

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Carpenter Sports Building, Student Fitness Center

Members are eligible to use the “Hen House” Student Fitness Center in the Carpenter Sports Building on the University’s Newark campus at a cost of $100 per year, or $50 for six months. Sign up and pay for fitness center access in person at the Carpenter Sports Building with your University of Delaware ID card. (Ask at the Osher Lifelong Learning Office in Arsht Hall for information on how to obtain an ID card.)

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Disability accommodations

Handicapped-accessible parking is available at several locations on campus. Arsht Hall is wheelchair accessible, with ramp entrances in the front and back. An elevator to the second floor is located at the south end of the lobby. A unisex wheelchair-accessible restroom is located on the second floor near the elevator. To request other disability accommodations, contact the Division of Professional and Continuing Studies at 302-831-2741 (voice) or 302-831-2789 (fax) or access-advise@udel.edu. Requests for disability accommodations for trips need to be made at least 65 days in advance by calling one of the above numbers.

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Gift certificates

Gift certificates for memberships are available in the Office. Memberships make thoughtful gifts for retirements, birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. Gift certificates may be used only for the semester for which they are purchased. Contact the Wilmington lifelong learning program for more information.

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Garden Café

Entrees, sandwiches, salads, soups and beverages are available Monday to Thursday from 11:30 a.m.– 1 p.m. Wednesdays the café is open until 1:30 p.m. Members may also bring their lunch or purchase snacks and beverages from vending machines. Room 105 is available for seating during café hours and on Fridays from 11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

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Internet & email access

As a membership benefit, members may obtain a University of Delaware UDelNet Internet ID and email account which provides UD wireless access in Arsht Hall and use of the Morris Library databases. Accounts remain active as long as individuals are members. For fall semester, accounts remain active until the beginning of February. For spring semester, accounts remain active until the beginning of September.

Members must comply with the university’s policy for responsible computing.

Access takes two to three weeks to obtain, and requests are processed as soon as administratively possible, approximately 4 weeks after the semester start date (see current calendar for dates). The Computer User Member Support Group is available in the lobby on specific days to answer questions and to assist members with account activation and wireless registration. Information and request forms are available at Reception.

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Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (M.A.L.S.)

Courses leading to the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (M.A.L.S.) are available for those who wish to matriculate and who seek the intellectual challenge and the rigor of graduate work. Information is available in the office, or visit the M.A.L.S. program online.

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Parking

Click here for the parking application form.

Members parking on the University’s Wilmington Campus must display a parking permit (hangtag) with the current date sticker in place. There is no charge for the parking permit. Please complete the Application Form for a Parking Hangtag and bring it (do not mail) to Arsht Hall during registration or during the first week of classes.

Returning members should also bring their hangtag previously issued for updating. You will receive your hangtag and sticker during registration or during the first week of classes at the Parking table located near the Reception Counter in the lobby. If you have two cars requiring hangtags, please include both cars on the form. Each vehicle parked at the Wilmington campus requires a valid hangtag. Please park only in designated and lined parking spaces. Do not use handicapped parking spaces unless you have a valid handicap permit properly displayed.

Occasionally, the Goodstay parking lot will be closed because it is reserved for special meetings or events. Do not park in that lot when it is closed. Failure to observe restrictions may result in fines and towing of your vehicle. Please drive safely and observe all signs, including the posted campus speed limit of 10 m.p.h.

Vehicle hangtags allow for parking on the Wilmington campus anytime.

ud-parkingParking on the UD Newark campus

On the University’s Newark campus, the Wilmington Campus hangtag allows for parking in Newark campus red lots anytime (shuttle bus service is available) and in unrestricted lots after 5 p.m. on weekdays, all day on weekends and on University holidays. Click here for more information about parking on the Newark campus, including detailed parking maps.

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Textbooks

Some classes use textbooks. Members may obtain textbooks in local bookstores, or by online purchase through Amazon.com or BarnesAndNoble.com, etc.

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University of Delaware ID card (library privileges)

The University ID card may be used to obtain privileges at the University’s Morris Library, the Carpenter Sports Center facilities and to obtain discounts in University stores, as well as for some University-sponsored events and performances. Application forms and information on obtaining this ID card are available in the Office.

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