General Information

Personal Injury

At enrollment, members agree to assume the risks and liabilities entailed in participating in the program. The member releases and holds harmless Johns Hopkins University, its trustees, faculties, and administration from any injury sustained through his/her actions or the actions of other members enrolled in the program.

Osher Refund Policy

REFUND POLICY/TERMS OF MEMBERSHIP All refund requests must be made in writing. Your annual membership begins on the first day of classes of the first semester you enroll. Until the first day of class, you may drop your membership and receive a refund, as noted herein. Thirty or more days prior to that date: 90% refund (full 100% – 10% administrative fee). One to 29 days prior to that date: 70% refund (80% refund – 10% administrative fees).

ONCE CLASSES BEGIN, ALL MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND WE CANNOT OFFER EXTENSIONS OR TRANSFERS OF MEMBERSHIP. If extraordinary circumstances warrant an appeal to this refund policy, the appeal must be made in writing to the Director of the Osher program.

Inclement Weather Policy

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Johns Hopkins University follows the closings of the public school systems within which Osher classes are held. School systems make their determination by 6:00 a.m. Always listen for information if inclement weather is forecast, as well as the day after a weather event.

Last minute changing weather conditions might necessitate a deviation from our stated weather policy. When in doubt, call our phone/voice mail to get the most up-to-date information on the status of our classes.

  • 410.516.9719 (Columbia)
  • 410.433.4014 (Grace Church)
  • 301.294.7058 (Montgomery)
  • 301.990.1846 or 301.330.0050 x2430 (Asbury)
Public Schools Osher am classes Osher pm classes
Closed NO CLASS NO CLASS
Open 1 hour late Meet as scheduled Meet as scheduled
Open 2 hours late NO CLASS Meet as scheduled
Close 2 or more hours early Meet as scheduled NO CLASS

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Baltimore/Columbia/Vantage House

GRACE CHURCH: The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Johns Hopkins University will follow the closings of Baltimore County and Baltimore City Public Schools. See the grid above for specific information. Listen to your radio for the Baltimore County and Baltimore City Schools announcements. We will follow the school system with the most cautious decision (i.e. if one opens 2 hours late, and one opens 1 hour late, we will use the 2 hour late opening). See the grid above for specific information.

COLUMBIA CENTER/VANTAGE HOUSE: The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Johns Hopkins University will follow the closings of Howard County Public Schools. Listen to your radio for the Howard County Schools announcements. See the grid above for specific information.

Montgomery County/Asbury Village/Ingleside

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Johns Hopkins University will follow the closings of Montgomery County Schools. Please listen to your radio for the Montgomery County School announcements. See the grid above for specific information.

All Locations

If you have access to e-mail, you may subscribe to www.schools-out.com for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Johns Hopkins University (select Maryland, then Private Schools, then Other). In addition, you may subscribe to Baltimore County Public Schools and/or Howard County Public Schools to receive e-mails automatically when these school systems have a delay or closure.

Disability Support Services

For information on requesting disability accommodations, please visit the Disability Accommodations page.