Although both are noncredit programs open to community members, the two programs vary in important ways. Lifelong Learning is open to adults 18 and over, and most classes are held weeknights or weekends.
The Osher Institute is a membership program exclusively for adults 50 and over. Students pay a membership fee that entitles them the full array of member benefits, to take courses at the Institute, and to attend special events and other activities for members. Osher classes are held during the day in easily accessible locations with ample parking. Courses are selected by a committee of members and teaching is tailored to meet the needs of the mature learner.
You can visit our Lifelong Learning home page, and search for your class either by subject or by using the search box. Once you find the class you want, you can simply add the class to your cart and checkout online on our secure website.
If you are not comfortable with online transactions, feel free to call us at 801-587-LIFE (5433) and we'll be happy to take your registration by phone.
You may register up to the night before the class. However, we encourage early registration for the following reasons:
No. Anyone age 18 or older may take a Lifelong Learning class.
The room number for your class is posted on TVs near each entrance to the Continuing Education building at 540 Arapeen Drive. You can also check the Lifelong Learning website the night before your class to confirm the class location.
Free parking is available next to the Continuing Education building at 540 Arapeen Drive. No permit is required after 5 pm. Click here for a map with more details.
We encourage you to take public transit to your class. UTA buses 3, 223, 313, 455, and 473 have stops next to the Continuing Education building. You can find detailed information at rideuta.com.
No. Lifelong Learning classes are affordably priced so the whole community can benefit.
If you are a benefits-eligible University of Utah employee with more than six months of employment, you may use your 50% tuition reduction for Lifelong Learning classes. Contact the Benefits Office at 801-581-7447 with questions about your eligibility. You must complete the Tuition Reduction Application, which may be found at this page. This form needs to be completed once per semester.
If you are a benefits-eligible employee with more than one year of employment, your spouse may use your tuition reduction benefit for Lifelong Learning classes. A Tuition Reduction Application must be completed and may be found at this page. Contact the Benefits Office at 801-581-7447 with questions about your eligibility.
Great! Feel free to submit your idea using our online form.
We do not provide students with our instructors' phones or email addresses. We will, however, take your contact information and relay that to the instructor, who will contact you. Please call 801-587-LIFE(5433) to request to have an instructor call or email you.
Call 801-587-LIFE(5433). You may also submit your questions by using our online form.
Unfortunately, no. We are subject to the academic policies of the University of Utah, so it isn't possible to register to register someone other than yourself for a class. Instead, we suggest you have your friend register themselves, or email us at email@example.com to discuss possibilities for holding seats for multiple people.
We do not offer gift cards at this time, but you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss alternate methods for gifting a class to someone.
The University of Utah seeks to provide equal access to its programs, services, and activities for people with disabilities. Reasonable prior notice (3 weeks before first class date) is needed to arrange accommodations. Please call 801-585-1780 to be connected to the Continuing Education unit responsible for your class, or contact the University's Center for Disability Services at disability.utah.edu or 801-581-5020.