Welcome to UCR Osher


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute


Dear UCR Osher Members and friends of Osher,

Welcome to Osher at UCR’s spring 2023 term. We’ve had our busiest season since March 2020 this past winter, and it has been an absolute joy to get to know you all more and watch you engage with one another. As always, I want to hear your feedback. Now, more than ever, is the time to reach out and share your ideas!

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. This past fall and winter have been very exciting – our first real engagement with in person courses on both the UCR Extension and the Palm Desert campuses since March 2020, alongside with Zoom classes for those who wished to participate from afar or from the comfort of home. There is truly something for everyone at Osher at UCR. Please help us continue to offer quality educational programming for mature adults by renewing your membership, signing up for courses, attending our free events, and donating to Osher. To learn about upcoming events, please make sure you are on our mailing list. Not sure? Email olli@ucr.edu

We know many of you remain concerned about COVID-19 and in-person courses and gatherings. Looking ahead, 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.

Inside you will find a listing of the Spring 2023 courses and events to round out this exciting membership year. Additional events will also be included in our weekly newsletter, so make sure to sign up!  As Alexander Graham Bell said, “There cannot be mental atrophy in any person who continues to observe, to remember what he observes, and to seek answers for his unceasing hows and whys about things.” I look forward to this upcoming term with you all and towards working together to make this program even more successful as we go forward.

Johnna Norris

Director, UCR Osher Lifelong Learning Institute