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 interacting with other like-minded mature adults. Members 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

  • NEW annual membership cost of $150 per person from September 2020-June 2021. Gives access to enroll in courses, Lecture Series, and access to the Online Video Library of all Osher recorded lectures for FY 2020-2021.
  • NEW quarterly membership option, cost of $70 per person (fall, winter, and spring). Gives you access to enroll in courses and Lecture Series in a single quarter, and the Online Video Library for a single quarter of recorded lectures for FY 2020-2021.
  • A selection of interesting program offerings with talented and knowledgeable presenters.
  • Conveniently scheduled online classes, lectures, and activities.
  • Affordable pricing for stellar academic experiences.
  • Access to FREE Lecture Series and events.
  • Access to FREE classes when you Refer-a-Friend, and they become a member.
  • Access to the Online Video Library of recorded lectures.
  • Networking with other curiosity seekers.
  • Discounts from local businesses and organizations.

What Osher Members Need to Know

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to deliver our courses in an engaging and interactive ZOOM online environment through the fall 2020 and winter and spring 2021 quarters. We're keeping the learning going, and companionship growing, at a safe distance!

It's easy to become a Member!

  • NEW Osher annual membership fee of $150 (September 2020-June 2021). Gives access to enroll in courses, Lecture Series, and access to the Online Video Library of all Osher's recorded lectures for FY 2020-2021.
  • NEW quarterly Osher membership fee of $70 (fall, winter, and spring). Gives access to enroll in courses and Lecture Series in a single quarter, and the Online Video Library for a single quarter of recorded lectures for FY 2020-2021.
  • The annual and quarterly membership fees do not apply toward class fees, are non-transferrable, and non-refundable.
  • Individual fees apply for each class, lecture, or activities.
  • If a course, lecture, field trip or event is full, your name will be placed on the wait list. Waitlisted members will be notified when space becomes available.

Discounted Membership

UCR Retirees, UCR Emeriti, and UCR Alumni Association members receive a $20 discount on their Osher Annual Membership for September 2020-June 2021.

Refer-a-Friend

Earn a FREE Osher class (up to a $35 value) each time you refer a friend, family member, or associate and they become a paid member of UCR Osher. When the paid membership of your referral has been confirmed, a notice will be added to your file to receive a FREE Osher class from September 2020-June 2021.

Community Partners

Local businesses, restaurants and organizations partner with us to further engage Osher members. Please patronize our community partners in Riverside and the Coachella Valley, and enjoy discounts on products, services, and meals. It's a great time to support our community store owners and restaurants - you can always order take-out or curbside delivery!