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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 programs for intellectually curious adults age 50 and over. The best part? No exams!

Fall 2021 Semester Updates

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. Annual membership fees support the Institute to bring high-quality programming to members throughout the year.

Osher Institute Programs Calendar

Minutes from the Main Campus

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

The Yanke building is closed to the public until further notice. Visits to the Yanke building and Osher Institute office may be made on an appointment-only basis. Guests are required to sign in for contact tracing. Individuals are no longer required to wear facial coverings indoors or outdoors on campus, with some exceptions. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are strongly encouraged to continue wearing facial coverings. For more information, refer to Boise State’s COVID response health guidelines.

To request an appointment, please contact the Osher office at
(208) 426-6554 or

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Community Sponsors and Partners

The Osher Institute gratefully acknowledges our community sponsors and 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.