Osher Lifelong Learning InstituteOsher Lifelong Learning Institute



About Osher


The Bernard Osher Foundation was established in 1977 to benefit a wide range of educational and cultural activities. The foundation has provided funding to create Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes at 117 universities and college campuses in 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Learn more about Bernard Osher Foundation

Osher at UC Riverside ExtensionOsher at UC Riverside Extension

Since 2003, UCR Extension's Osher has provided a stimulating learning experience at a modest cost that enriches the intellectual, social, and cultural lives of people over the age of 50. Our courses and lectures are only open to Osher members, so learning takes place in a peer environment. There are no tests or grades and no entrance exams or minimum educational background restrictions — the only requirement is a love of learning.

Learn more about the history of the Osher Program at UC Riverside

Read a greeting from Osher Director Sandra Richards

In addition, UCR Extension's Osher offers discussion groups, lectures, seminars, small study groups, special educational tours and public forums. Members are kept abreast of cultural events that offer senior discounts throughout Riverside County. Osher classes are offered in Riverside and the Coachella Valley. Visit our locations page for directions and parking information.

About UC Riverside

UC Riverside offers education to over 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students and has a projected enrollment of 22,000 students by 2015. It is the fastest growing and most ethnically diverse campus of the pre-eminent 10-campus University of California system, the largest public research university in the world.

Visit our Class Schedule page to see currently scheduled courses as well as courses from previous sessions.

Download a printable membership and enrollment form.

Tales of RiversideTales of Riverside

Judge John G. Gabbert DVD cases Judge John G. Gabbert was born in 1909 and recalls vividly his experiences as a boy growing up in Riverside from 1915 to 1941. Those accounts were recorded and are told by him with supporting vintage photographs to enhance his delightful story-telling style.

The DVDs – "Riverside, My Riverside," covering the years from 1915 to 1925, and "When All the World Was Young," covering the years from 1927 to 1941 – are available for a contribution of $20 each.

Download the order form.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
UC Riverside Extension Center

1200 University Ave., Ste. 333
Riverside, CA 92507-4596

UCR Extension Center

Tel: Work(951) 827-7139 or Work(760) 834-0997
Fax: Fax(951) 827-3043
E-mail:

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