Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Towson University offers adults, age 50 and older, opportunities for continued learning, along with programs and activities for social and cultural enrichment in a congenial and supportive environment.

Founded in 1999 as the Auburn Society and taking its name from its original home in the historic Auburn House on the Towson University campus, the former Auburn Society became the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in 2006 when it was awarded a grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation. The Osher Foundation supports a national network of lifelong learning institutes on university campuses from Maine to Hawaii.

In spring 2009, The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Towson University was awarded $1 million endowment by the Bernard Osher Foundation after having received $100,000 grants from the Osher Foundation for each of the three preceding years.

Quick Contact: Tracy Jacobs, Director, , 410-704-3437

Enjoy the Osher 2023 Winter Lecture series from the comforts of home. Each of the free lectures will take place online via Zoom. 

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Membership fees are $50 per person. Members can participate in all Osher activities and use TU’s Cook Library, University Store and campus dining facilities. 

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Save the Date - Spring Preview

The preview of spring 2023 classes will be available on Monday, February 13 at 2 p.m.

Spring 2023 semester dates

Session I: March 6–31, 2023

Session II: April 10–May 5, 2023
(Class will not be held April 3–7)

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