NOTE: Given the current climate and SDSU policy, Osher at SDSU is going fully online this fall. We will be offering online webinars free to our members. These courses are only available to current members - no new memberships will be accepted at this time. We're working on bringing our programs to a larger audience for the spring 2021 semester.

Osher @ SDSU membership is $30 for new and renewing members, per person, per term and is required to register for Osher offerings unless otherwise noted. Your membership fee will be added to the cart automatically.

Discover the Rewards of Osher Membership

  • Access to a wide array of offerings
  • A community of engaging peers
  • Discounted rates at the Aztec Recreation Center, local theaters, museums, cultural facilities, and more (with SDSUcard)
  • SDSU Love Library privileges
  • Free admission to all regular season Aztec athletic events (with SDSUcard)
  • Amazon Prime student rate ($59 versus $119 per year)
  • Connection to the academic and cultural resources at San Diego State University
  • Engaging leadership and volunteer opportunities

Questions about membership, please call (619) 594-0787.

Please remember that membership is not a tuition fee, and accordingly, cannot be prorated, refunded, transferred, or adjusted.

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.

Anyone 50 and better can become a member! Our members come from all walks of life; many are retired yet others are still working. Members not only support quality programs for mature learners- you get a say in topic selection and program planning with no educational requirements.

As a member, you’ll belong to an exclusive and vibrant learning community. This is a community of peers who have discovered the joy and exhilaration of lifelong learning fused with university caliber learning experiences and social enrichment.

Membership fees are critical to our institute’s success and sustainability. They help support our dynamic quality programming, and continue to grow our engaged learning community and the connection to a national network of lifelong learners, the Bernard Osher Foundation.

Membership Fees

All-Inclusive Annual Membership (three consecutive terms): $350

  • Your membership is valid for one person for one year from the date you join. Members have unlimited access to all Osher courses free of charge, excluding edventures and trips. Some courses or special events may have small additional fees.

Single Term Membership: $50 (one-term)

  • Your membership is valid for one person for one term. Members will receive discounts to all offerings during that term.

Discover the Rewards of Osher Membership

  • Access to a wide array of offerings
  • Discounted courses
  • Free lectures
  • First rights to enroll
  • Exclusive member events and trips
  • A community of engaging peers
  • Engaging leadership and volunteer opportunities
  • Connection to the academic and cultural resources at San Diego State University
  • Discounted rates at the Aztec Recreation Center, local theaters, museums, cultural facilities, and more (with SDSUcard)
  • Full access to SDSU’s Love Library
  • Free admission to all regular season Aztec athletic events (with SDSUcard)
  • Access to a free Zoom account, Microsoft Office 365, Adobe Creative Suite and Sign, and Google G Suite.
  • Amazon Prime student rate ($59 versus $119 per year)

To sign up for membership please register online. For questions about registering for membership, please call (619) 594-5152


*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. . Membership is not a tuition fee, and accordingly, cannot be prorated, refunded, transferred, or adjusted. Course fees paid cannot be refunded, and cannot be applied to membership fees. Membership fees cannot be credited or refunded

Scholarships

Scholarships are available. A written letter of application is required. For those who would like to apply, email osher@sdsu.edu.

Optional SDSUcard

Members can purchase their SDSUcard for a one-time fee of $25. Use your SDSUcard to access several exclusive benefits, including:

  • Special student pricing at area theaters, museums, cultural facilities, and public transportation (please contact participating organizations for rates and availability).
  • Discounted monthly fee (affiliate rate) at the Aztec Recreation Center. Call (619) 594-7529 for more information.
  • SDSU student tickets at campus athletic events. For details and availability, visit the San Diego State Ticket Office or Viejas Arena Box Office.

In future terms, you can renew your SDSUcard at no additional charge by renewing your membership and registering for Osher classes.

What Our Members Are Saying

 

Love the format: meet once a week for four to six weeks; no tests, just thought-provoking discussions.

One of the greatest benefits of our Osher Institute is convenient access to the SDSU campus. Complimentary parking permits are included with my course registrations for the covered parking structure right next to our classrooms! My friends who take public transportation also love that the campus trolley and bus stops are located so close to our Osher courses.

The instructors were engaging, approachable and enthusiastic about their material.

The Osher Institute at SDSU provides a wide variety of courses, intellectual stimulation, knowledgeable teachers who are passionate about their topics, and the opportunity to meet new people. What's not to love?

Courses

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