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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Boise State University

  • Osher Lectures

    The Osher Lectures feature freestanding lectures on a wide range of subjects.

  • Osher Short Courses

    Osher Short Courses offer a wide variety of academic courses taught by university faculty and community individuals with expertise in their topic.

  • Osher Special Events

    Members are able to register for the Institute’s Special Events that may include trips, workshops and unusual one-time opportunities.

  • Become an Osher Member

    Become an Osher member and engage your mind both inside and outside of the classroom setting.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a membership-based lifelong learning program for adults 50 and better. No exams or homework!

Osher Short Courses

Informative and stimulating short courses are available to Osher members.

Osher Lectures

There is no additional cost to Osher members to attend lectures, but registration is required. If space is available, you may bring a non-member friend.

Osher Special Events

We offer a variety of learning opportunities as special events outside the classroom.

Other Osher Institute Groups

For Osher members who wish to become more involved in the Institute.

Support the Osher Institute

It’s easy to become an Osher member – just click on the orange button to engage your mind.


Winter/Spring 2016 Catalog and Registration Osher Winter-Spring 2016 Catalog Cover image

The Winter/Spring 2016 catalog will be arriving in mailboxes the week before Thanksgiving.

Here are important dates to remember for registration:
Tuesday, December 8 at 8 a.m. – Online and mail-in registration begins.
Wednesday, December 9 at 8 a.m. – Phone-in registration begins.

Online – You may register online beginning Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 8 a.m., by visiting Click on “Member and Registration Login.” If you are a new member, click on the orange “Become a Member” button.
Mail – Mail-in registrations will be processed beginning Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 8 a.m. in the order in which they are received, so mail in your registration form as soon as you receive your catalog. Mail to: Boise State University, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, ID 83706-3940.
Phone – You may phone in your registration beginning Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 8 a.m. by calling (208) 426-1709.