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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!

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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 Catalog and Lecture in the Spotlight

Winter/Spring 2017 Catalog and Registration
The new catalog will be out the week before Thanksgiving. Please keep an eye on your mailbox.

Registration Dates:
Thursday, December 8
– online and mail-in registration begins.
Friday, December 9 – phone and walk-in registration begins.

– Online: You may register online beginning Thursday, December 8 at 8 a.m., by visiting our website, click on “Member and Registration Login.” If you are a new member, click on the orange “Become a Member” button.
– Mail: Mail-in or drop-off registrations will be processed in the order in which they are received beginning Thursday, December 8 at 8 a.m. You may mail in or drop off your paper registration form any time after you receive your catalog. Registrations are date and time stamped in the order in which they are received. Mail to: Boise State University, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 220 E Parkcenter Blvd. Boise, ID 83706
– Phone or Walk-in: You may call in your registration or register in person beginning Friday, December 9 at 8 a.m. Call 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.