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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

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Required Membership & How to Register for Osher Courses

Required Membership-based Program

In accordance with the national Osher standards regarding institute sustainability and to create an even more engaging learning community experience for you, we are moving to a membership-based program beginning with the fall 2023 semester.

A required individual Osher membership fee of just $25 will be collected during the fall semester each year to grant participation in the Osher offerings through July 31, 2024. Each fall a new membership fee will be collected. Our course fees will remain at the same low price of $50 for a three-week course and $25 for a one-time session. Starting in fall 2023, you must have a paid membership to participate in Osher courses or attend special events.

This valued based membership provides you with increased social interaction, an even stronger ability to create new friends and the chance to participate in several FREE activities.

New Membership Bonus Benefits:

  1. The KU Osher Speaker Series features dynamic expert presenters discussing various relevant, interesting topics. A Q&A session follows each unique presentation providing you the chance to engage with the speaker and learn even more.
  2. The Artistic Exploration Club meets to discuss great art and inspire members to nurture their own creative energies. The coordinator provides engaging content for consideration and facilitates lively discussion and the sharing of ideas.
  3. The Book Club provides members the opportunity to engage with each other and discuss books of interest while exploring fascinating topics. Outside of the regular meeting, members can also communicate with each other via an Osher Facebook group if they choose to.
  4. The Osher Outings occur in various locations and online. These social events will allow you to meet other Osher members outside of the classroom and connect with likeminded lifelong learners. No agenda and no lectures. Just show up, visit, engage, and have FUN! Make new friends and feel free to bring a friend.

Remember your Osher membership fee of $25 is required to take courses or attend special events. You can pay your membership fee now by calling 785-864-6779, visiting our online registration page, or you can simply add it to your fall registration form when your catalog arrives.

If registering online, simply scroll to the top of courses or events and select “Osher Membership Fee” then click “add to cart.” Once it shows up in your shopping cart you’ll click “continue shopping” to select your courses and/or events.

Registration Instructions

1. Online

  • Visit our online Shopping Cart.
  • Create a Profile or Sign In.
    • If you are new to the site and have not created an account, click the blue ‘Create Profile/Sign In’ button at the top right of the page.
    • Click the bold blue button in the center of the page entitled CREATE PROFILE.
    • Please note that any field marked with an asterisk (*) is a required field.
    • When you have finished entering your information, click the red SUBMIT button at the bottom of the page.
    • If you have previously created a Profile, click the SIGN IN button at the top right of the page and enter your email address and password. Once you have created your profile or signed in, you will click on Osher Lifelong Learning Institute located on the left side of the page. You can choose from four buttons: Courses, Locations, Special Events and Donation. Each displays a different way to review and choose courses and events, pay your membership fee or make a donation to the Osher Institute.
  • If you haven't paid your required membership fee, scroll to the top of courses or events and select "Osher Membership Fee" then click "add to cart." Once it shows up in your shopping cart, you'll click "continue shopping" to select your courses and/or events.
  • If you have already paid your membership fee for the year, you can register for any of the courses and/or events using the following instructions.
  • Click on a course title to learn more about that course.
  • Click on the available session you wish to attend.
  • To register for the session, click the red ADD TO CART button at the bottom of the page. Once you have selected all courses and/or special events that you would like to register for, you will do the following:
    • If you have a discount code, enter the code in the box and click on the RED Promo Code button. You should see the discounted amount and the ‘Total price’ should reflect the discount.
    • Please note that you can use both the multi-course AND the Alumni Association discounts. Just enter each discount separately in the box and then click on the RED Promo Code button.
    • Next, click on the RED Checkout button.
    • Promotional Mailing Code: If you do not have a code, skip this (you do not need to enter anything to continue).
    • How did you hear about us? Choose an option from the drop down menu (you do not need to choose anything to continue).
    • Click on the RED Next button.
    • You will review your order. If everything is accurate, click on Submit Order.
    • Enter your credit card information and click on the green Continue button.
    • Once your payment is accepted, you will receive an email receipt, acknowledging your payment.
    • You will also receive a confirmation email within 24 hours, which includes important details.

2. Register By Phone

If you would like to register for courses or pay your membership fee by phone, please contact our Registration Center at 785-864-6779

3. Register By Mail

Download and complete the registration form (PDF) and mail with a check or money order to:

KU Jayhawk Global
12600 Quivira Rd
Overland Park, KS 66213

Credit Card. For security reasons, KU cannot accept credit card information written on the registration form. If you wish to pay by credit card, please call our Contact Center at 785-864-6779.

Alumni Association Discounts

We offer discounts for our three alumni association partners: KU, K-State and Washburn. These discounts are only available for paid alumni association members and can only be applied to courses; they cannot apply to special events:

KUAAFALL2023 - KU Alumni Association Member Discount

KSUAAFALL2023 - KSU Alumni Association Member Discount 

WUAAFALL2023 - Washburn Alumni Association Member Discount

For More Information

If you have any questions or need assistance please email the Contact Center at or call 785-864-6779