Reuter Center

Reuter Center

The Reuter Center is the home of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), established at UNC Asheville in 1988. OLLI enables its members to thrive in life's second half by offering programs such as the College for Seniors, Creative Retirement Exploration Weekend, intergenerational classes, community service, and leadership programs. 


The two-story, glass atrium Reuter Center includes four classrooms equipped with multimedia capability, an art studio classroom, multipurpose room (also equipped for multimedia use) that seats about 200, catering kitchen, take-out cafe, two commons areas, restrooms on both floors, a large outdoor terrace area, and on-grade parking on both levels for a total of 129 cars. Space in the Reuter Center is available to the campus and the public organizations when not in use. 



  • The main entrance on the first floor is equipped with an automatic door. 
  • Another entrance on the left side of the building's first floor is also accessible with an automatic door. 
  • The second floor main entrance is accessible with an automatic door. 
  • The elevator is through the foyer on the first floor and on the second floor is to the right of the main entrance. 


Accessible parking is available in P10 with five spaces on the first lower level and four on the second upper level. 


All restrooms in the building are accessible. 


The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute was established at UNC Asheville in 1988. The Reuter Center is named in honor of Irving J. Reuter, a former General Motors executive who left his estate to establish the Janirve Foundation, a major building fund contributor. The cost of the 20,000-square-foot building, movable equipment, and landscaping totaled about $4.3 million, all provided by private sources, including individual donors, businesses and corporations, as well as foundations. In 2010, the Janirve Foundation awarded our organization a $1 million endowment to be used for improvements to the building and for new programming.