Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

All in-person Osher classes have been cancelled as of March 11th, 2020 until at least April 13, 2020. We are exploring the possibility of making up the classes and the possibility of offering online instruction. Updates will be posted on this site. Please stay well.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Johns Hopkins University (Osher at JHU) was created in 1986 as the Evergreen Society with a mission to enhance the leisure time of semi-retired and retired individuals.

Osher at JHU is a membership community providing a vibrant educational and social environment for mature adults. The Institute offers a rich array of stimulating courses, lectures, and activities, along with opportunities for social interaction during fall and spring semesters.

The Osher courses and lectures are offered during the day. Our programs are non-credit, delivered in a wide array of formats and locations. There are no entrance requirements, no tests, and no grades, just learning for the sake of learning. If you’re interested in cultural and intellectual growth, join our community of learners. To take courses through Osher at JHU, simply become a member of the organization. Click on Membership on the navigation bar at the left for information on memberships available.

Annual membership allows you to take unlimited classes each semester for the Baltimore/Columbia location, or 4 classes at the Montgomery County location. Our associate memberships allow you to take designated classes during one semester at Asbury Village, Ingleside or on the Montgomery County Campus. Courses are available at the JHU Columbia Campus on Mondays and Wednesdays, at Grace Church in Baltimore on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Courses are available at Asbury Village on Mondays, at the Montgomery County Campus in Rockville on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and at Ingleside on Fridays.


Advance registration is required. Space permitting, registrations are accepted until the start of class. However, members are encouraged to register early to ensure receiving course confirmation materials and to avoid cancellations. The Osher office offers five easy ways to register.

Online Registration

You may register for Osher courses on-line with VISA, MasterCard, or Discover. JHU faculty, staff and retirees receiving the tuition remission benefit may not use the online option. For JHU Faculty, Staff and Retiree Registration, please call the Osher office at 301-294-7047.

Register Online