COVID-19 Protocols on Concord and Manchester Granite State College Campuses

COVID-19 protocols that apply to OLLI members attending classes on Concord and Manchester campuses are regularly updated at https://www.granite.edu/coronavirus-info/

  • Please do not enter any Granite State College facility or participate in any Granite State College program if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, have       tested positive for COVID-19, or have had known exposure to COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
  • Cloth masks covering nose and mouth are required in all Granite State College facilities and indoor programming locations.  Masks are not required for outdoor activities.  Masks can be removed when working alone at a desk with at least 6 feet social distancing.
  • Six feet social distancing should be maintained when feasible.  Avoid unnecessary physical contact.

These protocols are intended to protect your health and safety and can change depending on current COVID related circumstances.  NOTE: Protocols at non-GSC facility venues hosting OLLI classes are unique to those organizations.  Please contact them directly for their COVID-19 protocols.

Thank you for your understanding and respect during this ever challenging situation.

Code of Conduct

Membership in society implies minimal norms for civil behavior towards one another. It is our expectation that all members of our OLLI community treat volunteers, staff, and fellow members with respect. Each individual is accountable for her/his actions, responsible for their decisions and must understand that there are consequences of any behavior that is inconsistent with these values and expectations.

Non-member Registration

Non-members may enroll in any OLLI class (unless otherwise indicated) for an additional $20 per class. Non-members must register by contacting the OLLI office.

Refunds and Withdrawals

  • Courses that are cancelled by OLLI qualify for refunds/donations.
  • Requests for withdrawals from courses or events must be made seven days prior to the start date (of the course or event), to qualify for a refund. After that, fees are no longer refundable.
  • Neither absences nor presenter cancellations of a single session in a multi-session course qualifies for a refund. (Note: Presenters who cancel sessions are encouraged to offer make-up sessions.)
  • Special exceptions to this policy will be indicated in the course/event/trip description, if applicable.
  • To withdraw from a class, call the OLLI office at 603-513-1377.

Guests and Guest Coupons

Members are welcome to invite non-member friends and relatives who might be interested in joining OLLI, to one session of a class, contingent on space/seat availability. Members MUST CALL the OLLI Office first, to ensure that there is room in the class for a guest to attend. Guest coupons will be included in class packets and made available at the door only when the class still has seats available. Guest coupons do not cover any costs associated with class materials such as: lunch, admission fees or class supplies. Guest coupons do not apply to extended or day trips.

Care Assistants

OLLI at Granite State College supports member accessibility. When a member requires the assistance of a caregiver or other support person, the program fee will be waived for the member’s care assistant. When applicable, material fees or admission charges related to the class or event will be collected to defray specific materials/event costs.

Pets and Service Animals

In an effort to reduce risk to allergy suffers and fragile or less physically stable members, pets are prohibited in OLLI classes, tours and other OLLI events. Service animals are exempt from this policy.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity and intellectual truth are among the foremost priorities in institutions of higher learning. Without these, there is no real learning, critical thinking, creativity, or development of new knowledge.

It is essential that OLLI presenters have the right to express their views in a professionally responsible manner. It is also essential that diverse opinions are expressed and discussed. The views and opinions expressed in OLLI at Granite State College classes and presentations are those of the individual presenters and class participants and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Granite State College or of OLLI.

Inclement Weather Policy

Granite State College’s winter weather closure process can be found at my.granite.edu/safety-security.  Announcements of closures will be posted on WMUR TV and its website www.wmur.com. Please do not call the OLLI Office as that recording does not get updated due to weather. The OLLI Office will be closed if GSC-Concord is closed.  For safety reasons, all OLLI meetings and activities are cancelled if the local GSC campus is closed. If GSC remains open but OLLI decides to cancel an event/class due to weather conditions, an email or phone call will be made to all who registered or RSVP’d.  OLLI members are personally responsible for their own safety and must exercise good judgment when making traveling choices in inclement weather. The College advises you not to travel if you believe you are putting yourself in harm’s way.