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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.



Second $1 Million Endowment!

Boise State University has announced a $1 million endowment gift from the Osher Foundation. This personal gift from Bernard Osher supports the operation and growth of the Osher Institute at Boise State. “This incredible gift from the Osher Foundation affirms the strength of the Institute’s leadership and faculty members, and is a statement of its value within the community it serves,” said Boise State President Bob Kustra. “Education is a lifelong endeavor and this funding will ensure continued growth and diversity in the Institute’s quality intellectual programming.” The gift was announced at the annual Osher Spring Social on May 11.

To learn more about this exciting news, read the Boise State UPDATE article about the endowment.