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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

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Stay for the people.

Summer 2023 courses now available for registration.

To register for online courses and events, click here.

KU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers noncredit enrichment courses and events in accessible and innovative learning environments throughout northeastern Kansas and Greater Kansas City, and engages virtually with individuals from across the nation. Although our program focuses on individuals 50 and "better", learners of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. No homework. No tests. No pressure. It’s learning just for the joy of it.

This summer we have courses in Eudora, Lawrence, Leavenworth, Lenexa, Manhattan, Overland Park, Prairie Village, Topeka, and Clay County, Mo.

Our summer semester runs from June 6 through August 4. Step into the classroom or join us online for exciting courses with your favorite instructors, which include history, literature, the natural and social sciences, fine arts, the great outdoors, and current events. There are 22 new courses this summer and we’re pleased to welcome seven new instructors. Courses will be offered in various formats, including in-person, hybrid and online. If you sign up for a hybrid course, you can either attend in person or join us online. You will just need to specify your choice upon registration. Course times vary from 90 minutes to two hours taught in three-week sessions and some one-day courses. Special event times are based on the specific offering so be sure to carefully review the event descriptions for details.

Be sure to take advantage of our referral program. If you know a lifelong learner who understands the value of intellectual engagement and social connection, encourage them to enroll in their first three-week Osher course for an introductory price of $15. Once they enroll, you will receive 50% off one Osher course (does not include special events). The person must be new to Osher or have not taken classes since June 1, 2019. All discounts must be used by August 3, 2023. To refer a friend, reach out to linda.k@ku.edu.

Summer 2023 downloadable catalog and registration form coming soon!

Online registration now open for all courses. View all courses and events on the registration website. 


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