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All Osher at Mizzou courses will meet at the Moss Building about 1/3 mile from the Stadium/Old Highway 63 intersection. Turn on Hillcrest Drive. The Moss Building (Osher at Mizzou) and the Hillcrest Community Center will be on the left. The Moss Building entrance is located on the east side. Parking is conveniently located.
As a registered student in our program, you may request a library card for use in the MU Libraries. Should you wish a library card, please apply through our office.
If the Columbia School System cancels classes, the Osher classes, too, will not meet on that day.
Contact Osher at Mizzou
573-882-2585 or 573-882-8189
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Join us for the Osher at Mizzou 2014 Fall Session
Osher at Mizzou delivers courses designed to complement the interests, concerns and lifestyles of the over-50 adult.
Save the date
Tribute dinner — Thursday, Oct. 9
Learn more about Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Watch the video below.
Premier member (annual)
Those more motivated seekers of wisdom have
an opportunity to be a Premier member of Osher.
For $240, you become a yearlong Osher member,
allowing you to attend any course or class session
that you wish. Instead of paying for individual
classes throughout the year, pay only one $240
fee per year; a $10 re-enrollment processing fee
will be charged for each of the three subsequent
semesters that comprise one academic year. Reenrollment
entails declaring the courses you will
take in these next three semesters, which helps us
plan for class facilities and instructor rosters.
The Premier membership is designed to help you
significantly increase your participation in Osher
classes throughout the year at an affordable price.
We sincerely hope you will take advantage of this
opportunity to become Premier members.
Special privileges for Premier members
An Osher at Mizzou special ID, non-shareable
membership card provides access to all the perks
that accompany Premier membership:
- Enroll in courses with limited numbers of
participants ONE week in advance of the
general enrollment period (like technological
literacy courses such as Tablets and
- Audit all classes, if they arenâ€™t already full, on
short notice and at no additional cost
- Request a University of Missouri library card
for one full year
- Access Brown Bag Seminar Series and Friday
- Film Festival attendance for one year and the
ability to bring a guest at no charge
- Personal invitation to the Robert G.Silvers
Memorial Seminar reception
- Eligibility to serve on the Osher at Mizzou
Osher classes are open to all on an “as-registered”
basis at the rate of $80 per course.
Since yearlong membership may not suit every
lifestyle, we have left intact our original fee
structure. You may continue to pay fees for
individual course enrollment —
exactly as in
the past — and those fees have not changed.
Individual enrollments continue at $80 per course
in the fall and spring sessions and $60 for each
enrolled course in winter and spring. To attend only
one session in the potpourri courses, the fee is $25.
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