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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

Call 573-882-2585 or 573-882-8189

Directions and parking

Courses are held in the Moss Building at 1907 Hillcrest Drive in Columbia, Mo., at the Waters-Moss Memorial Wildlife Area unless otherwise noted.

Osher updates

Each week we email all members, and often these emails include information not printed in the course catalog. Details about upcoming Brown Bag Seminar and reviews of the movies to be shown at the Friday Film Festival are routinely shared in these emails. In addition, new and exciting events might come up later and will be scheduled as a talk, a formal presentation or seminar. We rely on email to get you this timely information.

You can stay well-informed if you have taken the time to send your email address to Till Rosenberger Do it today! Be sure to check your email for information about spontaneous events that certainly may prove exciting.

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Lifelong learning partner

Commerce Bank has been meeting the financial services needs of individuals and businesses for more than 145 years. The Commerce Trust Company has been a leading source of tailored asset management, creative private banking and comprehensive trust services for individuals, families, corporate executives and business owners since 1906. In addition, Commerce Trust serves a variety of nonprofit organizations with customized investment programs. Commerce also invests dollars back into community and charitable programs. Commerce strives to be a good corporate citizen, and our commitment to the community is evident in a variety of ways including corporate social responsibility, community involvement, charitable giving, and employee volunteer efforts. Giving back to the community is ingrained in our culture and we are very excited about our new partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at MU. Osher provides a wonderful variety of intellectually stimulating courses to what we consider a very special demographic. We are thrilled to be your partner in lifelong learning!

Teresa Maledy
President and CEO
Commerce Bank Central Missouri Region

Steps to investing in the future of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

1. Consider if your preference is to give a gift that will be used within one to two years for programming or to contribute to an endowment fund through which proceeds from your contribution will benefit Osher LLI forever — or both.

2. Act!

  1. Give online. Online giving generally takes less than five minutes. Go to extension. Choose the “Statewide endowments” tab and select Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
  2. Give by mail. Mail your check, payable to University of Missouri Extension, to University of Missouri, Extension Development Office, 109F Whitten Hall, Columbia, MO 65211. Please indicate whether your gift is for general use, or if it is for an endowment. If it is a tribute, specify a name for the tribute.

If you would like more information simply contact the Osher LLI Director, or you can request a confidential conversation regarding possibilities. Contact Director of Donor Education Cynthia Crawford (573-825-8778 or or Director of Development Cat Comley 573-882-2003 or

Updated 10/28/14