Welcome to UCR Osher


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute


Dear UCR Osher Members and friends of Osher,

I am so pleased to be joining the incredible team at UCR as Osher director and look forward to engaging with Osher members, instructors, friends, and campus and community members in the coming months. This is your program, and I want to hear your feedback. 

I would like to thank former OLLI Director, Sandra Richards, for her guidance during this time of transition and appreciate all she has done to not only herald Osher at UCR through the challenges associated with the pandemic, but also for her diligent work on the fall 2022 schedule. I sincerely wish Sandra all the best in her retirement.

Welcome back to continuing Osher members, and greetings to new (and prospective) members! We are adults with wide-ranging interests in history, literature, the natural and social sciences, fine arts and special events. The 2022-2023 membership year will be an opportunity to rebuild Osher at UCR with in-person courses and events on both the Riverside and Palm Desert campuses. We will also offer online courses for those who prefer to learn from home or wish to continue taking courses while they are abroad. There is truly something for everyone this fall at Osher at UCR. Please help us continue to offer quality educational programming for mature adults by renewing your membership and signing up for courses today!

We know many of you remain concerned about COVID-19 and in-person courses and gatherings. Looking ahead to fall, as always, the safety and well-being of our community remains a top priority. When on campus, the use of face coverings indoors are strongly recommended for all individuals who are up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations and required for anyone who is not up to date on vaccinations.

Johnna Norris,
Director, UCR Osher