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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, click here to become a member, 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. (An Osher membership is required for course registration.)

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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Our Open House Presentation

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute open house 2018 presentation

Unable to attend our Open House? Were you there and want to revisit the Red Rocks and Marbles - From Earth to Mars: Tales of Science and Crime presentation? You can download the PDF notes here!

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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