The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at SDSU is a non-profit education program designed for adult learners who want to fuel their passion for learning, develop new interests and share a forum for friendship and socialization. Each year, Osher provides intellectually stimulating non-credit classes, interest groups, local trips, and special events for its members.

Connect with a community of like-minded peers who are as passionate about lifelong learning as you are. Check out our course listings below!

Summer Registration Guidance Info Session

What’s hot this summer (besides the weather)? Osher @ SDSU Course options, of course! Come to this free, on-campus Info Session to find out even more about our course offerings this summer! You'll also have the opportunity to immediately enroll – with personal “concierge-style” customer service walking you through each step of the process. This event is open to both members and non-members. Bring your laptop computer or tablet, or use one of the computers in the lab.

Date: June 1, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Extended Studies Center
5701 Hardy Ave
San Diego, CA 92115

We'll meet in the computer lab in ESC 207 where Osher classes are normally held. Parking is available in Parking Structure 6 (PS6) in a faculty/staff parking spot between the hours of 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. only. The parking structure is located directly behind the Extended Studies Center.

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Osher Office Hours

Need some help signing up for courses? We’re hosting Office Hours on Mondays from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

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Updates to Our COVID-19 Policy

To help keep our community safe and healthy, all Osher members are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination or request an exemption via the HealtheConnect portal. This requirement applies to our online students as well. Please note that you’ll need to upload this information before your first class begins in order to participate, visit campus, or take advantage of the other resources offered through your Osher membership.

You’ll need to use your activated SDSUid (SDSU account or portal) to access HealtheConnect. To do this, please complete the following steps:

  1. Sign up for an Osher Membership through your Global Campus Account
  2. Register for classes (you can do steps 1 and 2 simultaneously)
  3. Activate your SDSUid by reviewing the email from, which you should receive within 24 hours after registering for your first class. For questions about activating your SDSUid or if you’d like us to resend the activation email, please call (619) 594-7343 during normal University working hours or email
  4. Login into your SDSU portal and upload your HealtheConnect information
  5. Take a picture of your Green Medallion to show when asked on campus

For questions about activating your SDSUid or to get the activation email re-sent, please call (619) 594-7343 during normal University working hours or email  

If you need assistance, we’ll be hosting weekly Office Hours to help you through the process. You can also contact us for assistance.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Diego State University offers intellectually stimulating, university-quality courses for students age 50 and better. There are no tests or grades, just the thrill of learning with like-minded peers. Free campus parking is included.

How to Register for Osher Membership and Courses:

  1. If you have an account, please log in
  2. Go to the Shop for Osher Memberships;
  3. Decide what membership option is best for you;
  4. Add your membership to the cart;
  5. Review the online “live” catalog below;
  6. Add your course selections to the cart;
  7. Click on "Check out";
  8. Log in or if you don’t have an account, select “Create a New account” (Whether you’ve forgotten your RedID number or need to get one, please enter your Name, DOB and SSN on your account and profile page to automatically create or retrieve your RedID number during the checkout process.);
  9. Complete the checkout process and pay.*

​*Please note that you’ll need to sign up for membership first or you’ll be paying non-member rates for our courses. You can sign up for membership anytime and how many classes you wish, but you need to register for a class in order to receive our membership benefits. Please visit our membership page and registration page for more information about our membership.

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Osher Offerings

Categories: Aging Finance & Retirement  | Arts and Humanities | Personal Development & Special Interest | Politics & Current EventsSciences | Special Events

Courses Date(s) Day(s) Time Schedule
Aging Finance & Retirement

4-Week: Creative Aging Through Movement
Instructor: Anna Massey

6/23-7/14 Thursday 10 am-12 pm 99815

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Courses Date(s) Day(s) Time Schedule
Arts & Humanities

Lecture (Online): Joan of Arc and the Contradictions of Female Heroism
Instructor: Oliva Espin

6/8 Wednesday 10 am-12 pm 99803

Lecture (Online): Shakespearean Stagecraft: The Drama Behind the Drama
Instructor: Kim Keeline

6/9 Thursday 10 am-12 pm 99801
2-Week (Online): Ulysses S. Grant - Soldier and Statesman
Instructor: Richard Davies
6/15-6/22 Wednesday 1-3 pm 99800
Lecture (Online): The History of Libraries
Instructor: Nadine Bopp
6/29 Wednesday 1-3 pm 99805
2-Week (Online): Much Ado About Nothing: The Comic Othello
Instructor: Kim Keeline
7/12-7/19 Tuesday 10 am-12 pm 99802
Lecture (Online): Karen Horney: First Feminist Psychoanalyst and Our Internal Conflicts
Instructor: Oliva Espin
7/20 Wednesday 10 am-12 pm 99804
Lecture (In-Person): The Beatles historic 1964 North American tour
Instructor: Chuck Gunderson
7/21 Thursday 1-3 pm 99814
Lecture (Online): Book Clubs
Instructor: Nadine Bopp
7/28 Thursday 1-3 pm 99806

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Personal Development & Special Interest

Lecture (In-Person): Peer review workshop: Writing Your Memoir
Instructor: Danielle Kaheaku

6/21 Tuesday 9 am-12 pm 99813

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Politics & Current Events

Lecture (Online): Whoops...its WW3
Instructor: Nadine Bopp

6/16 Thursday 1-3 pm 99807
2-Week (Online): Behind the Law in the News
Instructor: Glenn Smith
7/8-7/15 Friday 9-11 am 99812

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Courses Date(s) Day(s) Time Schedule

Edventure (Off-Campus): Kumeyaay Life Prior to the 1769 European Arrival
Instructor: Linda Hawley

7/27 Wednesday 10:30 am-12 pm, 1 pm 99811

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Courses Date(s) Day(s) Time
Special Events

Event (Online): Osher Office Hours
Osher Staff

Starts 5/23 Monday 11 am-12 pm

Event (In-Person): Registration Day Info Session
Osher Staff

6/1 Wednesday 10 am-12 pm

Event (In-Person): OLLI Happy Hour
Osher Staff

7/21 Thursday 3-4 pm

Save the Date (In-Person): Osher Fall 22 Course Preview
Osher Staff

8/19 Friday 9-11 am

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Course Title Date(s) Day(s) Time Schedule
Aging Finance & Retirement

Lecture: Guiding Women Toward Achieving and Retaining Financially Independence
Instructor: Daniel Guillen