Members of UD's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Wilmington participate in a variety of classes, social activities and travel.

Jan. 7: Osher open house

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute plans open house in Wilmington


11:51 a.m., Dec. 19, 2013--The community is invited to attend an open house for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Delaware on Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Arsht Hall in Wilmington.

Those who attend will have an opportunity to experience one of the country’s most successful adult learning programs. The open house will feature sample classes, tours and refreshments along with musical entertainment.

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More than 2,200 people over 50 attend UD's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Wilmington, where members teach and take classes together with no tests, grades or papers, and participate in abundant opportunities for socializing and travel.

"I thoroughly enjoyed my first semester at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and am looking forward to perusing the spring catalog when it arrives,” said new member Jean Kutcher.

Members come from different educational backgrounds and all walks of life, attending from Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland.

Members can get involved in the arts, music, humanities, genealogy, nine different languages, sciences, yoga and more when selecting from over 260 courses and activities. This spring features 59 new courses. 

Membership offers additional benefits including the University of Delaware Library, fitness center and credit course audit privileges. The spring catalog is currently online.

In-person registration for the spring semester will be held Jan. 6-10 and Feb. 4-7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Arsht Hall on the University’s Wilmington campus, 2700 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19806. Registrations are also accepted by mail.

The spring semester will begin Monday, Feb. 10, and continue through Friday, May 16.

Gift certificates for membership can be purchased and are available by calling 302-573-4486.

For more information, contact the program at 302-573-4417 or or visit the website.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Delaware in Wilmington is an academic cooperative for people age 50 and over. The University also offers Osher Lifelong Learning programs in Dover and Lewes.

Photos by Steven Dombchik, Joel Plotkin and Emily Reed

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