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



Osher Fall 2017 Catalog and Registration Dates

Fall 2017 Catalog

The new catalog will be out starting May 13. Please keep an eye on your mailbox.

Registration Dates

Tuesday, June 6 at 8 a.m. – online, walk-in, mail-in registration opens.
Wednesday, June 7 at 8 a.m. – phone-in registration opens.

Online: This is the preferred method of registration. Register online beginning Tuesday, June 6 at 8 a.m., by visiting our registration website. If you are a not yet a member, go to the “Create Account” web page.

Mail or Drop Off: Paper registrations will be processed beginning Tuesday, June 6 at 8 a.m., in the order in which they are received, so mail in or drop off 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

Phone: You may phone in your registration beginning Wednesday, June 7 at 8 a.m. by calling Customer Services at (208) 426-1709.

All Osher offerings are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and many fill up quickly so be sure to register early. If the offering you want is full, we encourage you to get on the wait list to help us track demand for the subject. If demand is high, we will do our best to repeat popular offerings within the semester or in the near future, depending on instructor availability.