UCR Extension | Become a Member

What it means to be an Osher member.

UCR Osher members are dynamic, engaging, and curious. They bring an eagerness to pursue personal learning through a mix of thought-provoking ideas, classes, lectures, discussions, special events and social activities. They enjoy meeting and interacting with other like-minded mature adults. Members volunteer and participate as part of an active and vibrant community of lifelong learners.

Once you have completed your Membership and Enrollment Form and paid your membership fee, choose your classes, and get ready to start learning just for the fun of it. No tests, no grades, no stress, no degree requirements!

What Osher members enjoy.

  • One low annual membership cost of $45 per person Enrollment Form
  • A selection of interesting program offerings with talented and knowledgeable presenters. Pick your courses here
  • Conveniently scheduled classes, lectures, and activities on weekdays and weekends. Pick your courses here
  • Take as many courses and lectures as you like
  • Access to the annual Osher LIFE Lecture Series membership (for an additional annual fee of $65) LIFE Lecture schedule
  • Free classes when you refer a friend
  • One free annual membership for members of the UC Retirees and Emeriti Association
  • Discounts from local businesses and organizations

What Osher members need to know.

  • Your Osher membership begins the quarter you join, and lasts for one full year. Membership is required to enroll in Osher courses, and in the LIFE Lecture Series. Enrollment Form
  • The annual membership fee of $45 does not apply toward class fees, is non-transferrable and nonrefundable.
  • Individual fees apply for each class, lecture or activities. Detailed class descriptions are fees are here. Pick your courses here
  • Because space in the Osher LIFE Lecture Series and in Osher courses is limited, we encourage you to enroll early.
  • If the course you request is full, your name will be placed on the wait list. Enrollment status (confirmed or waitlisted) will be noted on your enrollment confirmation.
  • Classes meet for 2 hours, once per week for 6 weeks. LIFE Lectures usually run for 50 minutes, once per week, and are scheduled throughout the academic year.
  • Members may request to bring one guest, per quarter to class. Call the Osher office at (951) 827-7139 for permission and space availability.
  • Auditing is not allowed.

4 ways to become an Osher member.

  • Online:
  • By mail: Click here to download, print and mail a completed Membership Enrollment Form to: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, UCR Extension Center, 1200 University Avenue, Riverside, CA 92507-4596.
  • In-person (Riverside location only): Click here to download, print and deliver a completed Membership Enrollment Form to: UCR Extension Center Student Services Desk located on the first floor of the UCR Extension Center, Riverside. The Student Services Desk is open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Closed Saturday and Sunday.
  • By phone: (951) 827-4105 or (760) 834-0997.

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