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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.

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Osher Spring Social May 11

There is still time to sign up for our annual Spring Social! It will be held on Wednesday, May 11 from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. at the Boise State Student Union Simplot Ballroom. Free parking is available in the Lincoln Garage. The event is free but registration is required by Friday, May 6 so that we can have an accurate headcount for catering. View the description under Special Events and register.
Osher Spring Social
Come enjoy light refreshments and a short program where we will see the new fall 2016 catalog, thank our volunteers, meet our new board members, and more. Spend time visiting with fellow Osher members before we take our summer break. A drawing will also be held for two free memberships for the coming year! (Must be present to win.)

Bring a friend! Do you know someone you think would enjoy the lifelong learning benefits of the Osher Institute? We encourage you to bring a friend as our guest to the Spring Social. Please call Customer Services at 426-1709 with the name of your guest by Friday, May 6.

Membership Renewal Opens May 2

You may renew your membership for the fall semester beginning Monday, May 2, at 8 a.m.
Please note: this date is for membership renewal only. Registration dates will be announced in the May issue of Osher News.
If you plan to register online and haven’t logged in to your account in a while, you may want to renew your membership in May to try the new process and make sure your email and password are correct. A list of Helpful Registration Tips (PDF) can be viewed or downloaded for your convenience. View the new registration page.
If you run into technical difficulties or have questions as you view or use the new online registration process, please call Customer Services for assistance at 426-1709. They are open Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.- 6 p.m., and Friday, 7:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.