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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

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KU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers noncredit enrichment courses and events in accessible and innovative learning environments throughout northeastern Kansas and Greater Kansas City, and engages virtually with individuals from across the nation. Although our program focuses on individuals 50 and "better", learners of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. No homework. No tests. No pressure. It’s learning just for the joy of it.

In-person courses are back! Come join us. We have missed seeing all of you and we’re excited to be back in the classroom. This fall we have 46 in-person courses being held in Eudora, Gardner, Lawrence, Lenexa, Manhattan, Olathe, Overland Park, Prairie Village, Roeland Park, Topeka and Clay County, Mo.

Our fall semester runs from September 19 through December 16. During that time, we will host nearly 60 courses/events covering a wide array of topics! Courses will be offered in various formats, including in-person, hybrid and online. If you sign up for a hybrid course, you can either attend in person or join us online. You will just need to specify your choice upon registration. Course times vary from 90 minutes to two hours taught in three-week sessions and some one day courses. Special event times are based on the specific offering so be sure to carefully review the event descriptions for details.

We’re excited to announce our new referral program. If you know a lifelong learner who understands the value of intellectual engagement and social connection, encourage them to enroll in their first three-week Osher course for an introductory price of $15. Once they enroll, you will receive 50% off one Osher course (does not include special events). The person must be new to Osher or have not taken classes since June 1, 2019. All discounts must be used by December 31, 2022. To refer a friend, reach out to linda.k@ku.edu.

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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in an event, please email lpe@ku.edu or call 913-897-8530 at least three weeks before the first day of the event. Some events may require notice earlier than three weeks and require you to contact a specific individual; if so, that information is provided in the event-specific information.