Membership FAQs

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What is ILR “membership”?

A member is someone who has paid the fee for the membership period during which a course or special event is scheduled to occur. Only members may register for courses. Non-members may register for special events but must pay a non-member surcharge, not to exceed 25% of the member price. Membership periods – 2 per year: Jan. 1–June 30; July 1–Dec. 31. If an event occurs between semesters and before registration for the ensuing semester, member status shall be based on the person’s status in the preceding semester.

How do I become a member? What is the membership fee?

Joining ILR is as easy as filling out a registration form or registering online. Membership in the ILR entitles participants to take as many classes per session as their schedule will allow, participate in operating the ILR, and attend special events. Course offerings and social events are regularly reviewed to broaden interest and participation.

The ILR membership fee is $115 per term. This fee allows you to take as many courses as you wish. Additional fees may be charged for travel, materials, etc. according to course requirements; additional fees are mentioned above the course descriptions in the course listing.

Membership cancellations and Special Event cancellations must be made through the ILR office and are charged a 25% administrative fee. No refunds will be given for membership or Special Event cancellations made within two weeks of the start date of the membership term or Special Event.

How can I register for courses and events?

Do one of the following:

  • Return your completed registration form (PDF) with payment to:
    Miami University, ILR
    106 MacMillan Hall
    531 E. Spring Street
    Oxford, OH 45056
  • Register online

How will I receive confirmation of registration?

Those who register using a valid email address will receive an email confirmation. Prior to the start of classes, students will also receive an email containing their student schedule. Those without email will receive these items by mail. Please read the confirmation and student schedule information carefully. Do not attend classes for which you are waitlisted and/or are not registered.

How do I get a parking permit?

Miami University visitor parking permits are required for the Oxford campus only. To obtain your free permit, send an email with “Parking Permit Request” in the subject line to ilr@MiamiOH.edu. A permit will be sent to you via return email.

Are there disability accommodations?

Those with disabilities who require accommodation (e.g., interpreters for the hearing impaired) must contact the University at least 24 hours in advance of the date of the event in order for Miami University to accommodate their needs. If you have a special request, please contact the Office of Disability Resources, 513-529-1541 (voice/TDD).

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Membership cancellations and Special Event cancellations must be made through the ILR office and are charged a 25% administrative fee.

No refunds will be given for membership or Special Event cancellations made within two weeks of the start date of the membership term or Special Event.

Can I buy a gift certificate?

Give a gift that is certain to please your friends, loved ones, or even yourself. ILR gift certificates offer an ideal opportunity to introduce someone to lifelong learning at Miami. They’re available any time and always a perfect fit. To order, call the ILR office at 513-529-8500.

Who can I contact with other questions?

Contact ILR via email or phone at 513-529-8500.