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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Utah offers a rich and evolving array of courses, lectures, and special activities, taught by distinguished emeritus faculty, scholars, and community experts. Members from all walks of life bring a lifetime of experience to the classroom and our activities. If you're age 50 or better, come and join us!

Classes range from current events to arts and culture, Utah-specific topics and politics, to tech and healthy living. Check out the available classes.

Not only will you make discoveries that may change your life, but you'll meet many a life-loving friend. Become a member today!

These are group field trips to places of interest along the Wasatch front. Special events are reserved for Osher members. RSVP today!

Free talks by Osher faculty or members that are open to all – come and see what the program is all about.

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Come to Our Open House!

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute open house 2017

A special free event for people age 50 and better

Come and join or renew your membership in this thriving community of over 1,300 lifelong learners ages 50 and better. Find out about and register for upcoming fall courses and meet the instructors.

August 9, 2017 – 10 am to 12 pm
University Guest House Ballroom, 110 South Fort Douglas Blvd., SLC

Light continental breakfast bar and beverages
Limited space. RSVP today! 801-581-6461
Follow directional signs to free parking at the University Guest House.

Learning Should Never End

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at University of Utah creates opportunities for academic engagement, civic involvement, personal growth and fun. Check us out at our fall open house where you can enjoy a sample lecture, pick up our latest catalog of courses and sign up on the spot, enjoy refreshments, and meet other active, engaged community members!

Sample Lecture

Life in Balance: Exercising to Maintain Independence

Jim Ballard, PT, DPT, GCS
Clinical Director, University Rehabilitation and Wellness Clinic, Physical Therapy & Athletic Training

Can't Attend the Open House?
Call 801-581-6461 or visit osher.utah.edu to learn more about the program and the benefits of membership or to request a catalog.

Our expertise

The Institute is managed by a small staff supported by numerous member volunteers. Our instructors are distinguished emeritus faculty, scholars, and experts from the community who share a passion for teaching and appreciation for all that mature students bring to the classroom. Find out more about our history and the faces behind our program.

With the generous support of The Bernard Osher Foundation – as well as individual donors, sponsors, and partners – we are able to bring together a community of adult learners who share a passion for intellectual, social, and civic engagement. Find out how you can help »

Interested in teaching for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, or showcasing your organization with an Osher special event? Find out how »

How can I register for a class? Can I bring a friend? Do you offer special events? All this and more, found here.

Dean is well prepared, offered a strong overview of the public land issues and provided qualified quest speakers. As a result the class participation was high and we were actively engaged. On top of that, he's a witty guy.
— Joel M., Spring 2017

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