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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Boise State University is a membership-based lifelong learning program. We offer a wide variety of college-level, non-credit offerings for intellectually curious adults over age 50. The best part? No homework or exams!

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Effective immediately, all Osher Institute spring semester offerings are canceled.

Effective immediately, all Osher Institute offerings, meetings, and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) that remain in the spring semester have been canceled. The Spring Social on June 3 is also canceled.

Be well and take good care of yourself. The Osher Institute staff will be working remotely in the upcoming weeks, but we will still have access to email and the office voicemail. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions by emailing osher@boisestate.edu or calling
(208) 426-6554.

Learn more, age less!

Why become an Osher member?

Studies tell us that people who are involved in lifelong learning are happier and healthier. Being an Osher member allows you to engage with other lifelong learners, exchange ideas, and attend offerings that cover a wide range of topics including music, history, science, and technology.

Osher Institute Calendar of Offerings

Located Minutes from the Main Campus

Ron & Linda Yanke Family Research Park
220 E. Parkcenter Blvd.
Boise, ID 83706

The Osher office and classrooms are housed in the Yanke building. Unless otherwise indicated in its description, all offerings are held at 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd.

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Guest Passes

Members are given one (1) guest pass at the beginning of each semester and may bring a guest to one session of an offering when space is available. Please contact the Osher office at
(208) 426-6554 or osher@boisestate.edu prior to the offering to see if there is an open seat.

Guests must give their guest pass to an Osher Institute staff member upon arriving for class.

Community Sponsors

The Osher Institute gratefully acknowledges our community partners for their support of our mission of lifelong learning.

Gift Certificates are Available!

Give the Gift of Lifelong Learning

An Osher Institute gift certificate is the perfect gift for someone in your life who loves learning. Gift certificates can be purchased in any amount to be put towards membership and course fees.

To purchase, call Customer Services at (208) 426-1709.