Become an Osher Member
All-Inclusive and Single Term Membership Available! Learn more below!
Interested in Osher @ SDSU? Our programs are created with the 50 and better population in mind. However, anyone can join.
Our members come from all walks of life; many are retired yet others are still working. Members drive our community - as a member, you support quality programs for lifelong learners and help Osher @ SDSU to thrive. You even get a say in the topics we select and future programming!
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.
You’re invited to join a community of like-minded peers who have discovered the joy and exhilaration of lifelong learning in a university-caliber environment.
Discover the Benefits of Being an Osher Member
- 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 SDSU Aztec Recreation Center and Library
- Receive discounted rates at select local theaters, museums, cultural facilities, and more (with SDSUcard)
- Amazon Prime student rate ($59 versus $119 per year)
Your membership is valid for one person for one term. Members will receive discounts on all offerings during that term. Plus, the membership benefits that are listed above.
Cost: $50 (one person per membership)
All-Inclusive Annual Membership (Three Consecutive Terms)
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. This membership includes all the benefits listed above as well.
Cost: $350 (one person per membership)
New! All-Inclusive Annual Aztec Membership (Three Consecutive Terms)
Take advantage of our latest membership package: the All-Inclusive Annual Aztec Membership! 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.
This membership includes all benefits listed above, plus full access to SDSU’s Love Library, free admission to all regular season Aztec athletic events (with your SDSUcard), access to a free Zoom account, Microsoft Office 365, Adobe Creative Suite and Sign, Google G Suite, and more (with SDSUid activation).
Cost: $650 (one person per membership)
Important Notes for Membership Purchases
- Please note that you can sign up for membership at any time, but you need to register for at least one class in order to receive our membership benefits.
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- Membership is not a tuition fee, and accordingly, cannot be prorated, refunded, transferred, credited, or adjusted.
- Course fees already paid cannot be refunded, and cannot be applied to membership fees.
Osher @ SDSU members can purchase an SDSUcard for a one-time fee of $25. With your SDSUcard, you’ll have access to several exclusive benefits, including:
- Special student pricing at area theaters, museums, cultural facilities, and public transportation (please contact participating organizations for rates and availability).
- In future terms, you can renew your SDSUcard at no additional charge by renewing your membership and registering for Osher classes.
Hear From Our Members
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?