Fall 2022 Semester

Academic Year 2022–23 Dates

  • Fall 2022 (8 weeks): Monday, Sept. 12 - Friday, Nov. 4
    Registration for fall courses begins Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 9 a.m.
  • Winter 2023 (4 weeks): Monday, Jan. 9 – Monday, Feb. 6
    No classes on Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Spring 2023 (8 weeks): Monday, March 6 – Friday, May 5
    No classes during MU's Spring Break, March 27-31
  • Summer 2023 (4 weeks): Monday, June 5 – Friday, June 30
    No classes on Monday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth

Scholarships are Available

[email protected] is pleased to be able to offer a limited number of scholarships for individuals, age 50 and above, who would like to participate in the program but, due to financial or time constraints, are unable to do so.

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Need-based Scholarships: For individuals age 50+ who would like to join at the Premium level but, due to financial constraints, are unable to do so.

need-based-scholarship application

Caregiver Scholarships: For individuals age 50+ who take part in caregiving services for family members and friends. Provides a complementary Basic membership, which includes Brown Bag seminars, Friday films, clubs and Saturday Morning Book Talks.

caregiver scholarship application

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Osher FAQs

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    What is the location for in-person classes?

    In-person classes occur at the Waters-Moss Memorial Wildlife Area, 1905 Hillcrest Drive, Columbia, MO 65201. Classes are held in the Moss Building. Click here for a Google Map of our location.

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    When can I register for classes?

    Registration opens about two weeks before classes begin.

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    How do I register for classes?

    After reading through course descriptions and membership types, click on the Join us/Register now card located in the middle of this page. That will direct you to our registration site.

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    Do I have to register online?

    Online registration is fairly straightforward and our friendly Osher staff is available to help should you have any questions, but you do not have to register online. Call 573-882-8189 or email [email protected] to register over the phone or to get help with online registration.

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    Where can I find my registration confirmation?

    When you register for classes, you'll automatically be sent a confirmation email. If you registered but did not receive an email, check your spam/junk folder. If you still cannot locate your confirmation email, please call 573-882-8189 and a staff member will be happy to help you.

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    Do I need to keep my registration confirmation?

    YES! Your confirmation email is your "Golden Ticket" to all of your classes as well as the Friday Value-added sessions. You will likely use this every week, if not daily. There is a lot of important information in your registration confirmation email. We highly recommend that you read it thoroughly and keep it easily accessible in your "mailbox" or in a folder.

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    How do I attend an online or hybrid class?

    Hybrid classes allow students to choose to attend in person or online. Zoom links are included in your confirmation email. If attending online, click the Zoom link in your confirmation email (or type in the meeting ID on your smartphone) to access your classes each week. For help with learning how to Zoom, please check out our Zoom Basics information.

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    What if I have to miss a class?

    No need to notify us!  Each hybrid and online class is recorded. Simply email us at [email protected] to request a link for the recording of the class and you can watch it at your leisure.