Fall 2021 Semester

Fall Semester details — Coming soon!

We invite you to join [email protected] for a brand-new academic year. Full details on the Fall 2021 offerings will be added to this webpage in mid-August, so please plan to check back often.

Registration begins Tuesday, Aug. 24, and classes start on Monday, Sept. 13, in this eight-week semester.

Courses will be offered in online, in-person and hybrid format this year. We hope you will be able to join us!

Stay young. Stay connected. Zoom with [email protected]

Questions? Email [email protected] or call 573-882-8189 and leave a message. An Osher staff person will call you back.

New to [email protected]? Read all about our program and semester offerings on the About Osher page.

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Dates for Osher’s 2021–2022 Academic Year are the following:

  • Fall 2021 Semester (8 weeks): Sept. 13–Nov. 5, 2021
  • Winter 2022 Semester (4 weeks): Jan. 10–Feb. 7, 2022
  • Spring 2022 Semester (8 weeks): March 7–May 6, 2022
  • Summer 2022 Semester (4 weeks): June 6–July 1, 2022

Scholarships are available! For more information, see our scholarship information on the About Osher page.

Membership benefits

All three membership types include the following benefits:

  • Access to Friday “value-added” programming
  • Take part in any of the Osher Clubs
  • Joint membership in the Columbia Parks and Rec 50+ program

Which membership is right for me? Pick from the following three options:

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    Premium Membership

    Your best value – less expensive than paying a la carte for one class per semester!

    • Enroll in unlimited Osher classes, as space allows
    • Membership lasts the entire academic year (August 2020 to July 2021)
    • Gain MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS (above) for the entire academic year
    • Gain Premium-only perks!
      • Bring a guest along to the Brown Bag sessions and Friday films
      • Request an MU Libraries card for the entire academic year
      • Become eligible to serve on the Osher Advisory Council
      • Receive a printed invitation to the Robert G. Silvers Seminar and other events

    Cost: The fees depend on which semester you join as a Premium member, as follows:

    • In fall, you gain access to unlimited classes for four full semesters. Fee: $240*
    • In winter, you’ll have unlimited classes for three full semesters. Fee: $200*
    • In spring, the membership lasts for two full semesters. Fee: $140*
    • In summer, take unlimited classes for summer semester only. Fee: $100

    *Premium members are required to pay a $10 reenrollment fee to return each subsequent semester during the current academic year.

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    Semester Membership

    Pay "by-the-course"

    • Enroll in classes in an a la carte fashion
    • Gain MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS (above) for the current semester only

    Cost: $20 semester fee, plus individual course fees (from $20-$60)

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    Basic Membership

    The best option for those who intend to enroll ONLY in Osher clubs (no classes)

    • Gain MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS (above) for the entire academic year
    • Contact the Osher staff if you'd like to register as a Basic Member

    Cost: $40 per year