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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Dear UCR Osher Members and friends of Osher,

I am pleased to announce officially that UCR Osher has successfully transitioned its operations and administration to be under the direction and leadership of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The leadership and staff at UCR-PDC are anxious to support and serve the membership from the Inland Empire to Coachella Valley and beyond. During 2020-2021, you have shown your resilience and commitment to your intellectual pursuits while staying virtually connected, mentally fit and safe.

The well-being of the UCR Osher community of learners new and returning is our highest priority. In the last 18 months we know the positive impact our programming content and modes of delivery have had on your intellectual, social and cultural lives. We remain committed to providing you with a mix of thought-provoking ideas, classes, lectures, discussions, special events and social activities.

Beginning Fall 2021, your learning experiences will include a measured return to in-person instruction in Riverside and Palm Desert and a continuation of remote delivered instruction. View our new catalog here! 

UCR Osher has developed expectations and guidelines in tandem with the UC system and public health requirements for members to attend classes or to visit us at our locations. When accessing campus facilities at any UC location beginning in Fall 2021, UCR Osher members could be required to:
1. provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination,
2. cover the face with a mask,
3. physical distance from other members,
4. allow symptom checks.

For the most updated information, visit the University of California policy on COVID-19 vaccination website here. No refunds on OLLI Membership fees if students are unable to meet the University of California policy on COVID-19 vaccination.

I welcome returning and new members to this blended approach to learning options that will engage your mind, stimulate your interests and be mindful of your well-being. Connectedness, community and conscious health and safety practices will help us to build and sustain our community of lifelong learners.


Sandra Richards,
Director, UCR Osher Lifelong Learning Institute