You can become an Osher member at any time during the year for as little as $75 per year. A summary follows of membership levels and benefits. To become a member, complete a membership application. Your membership is valid for one year from the date you join.
Silver: $75/year (rolling 12-month)
Our Silver membership is the perfect get acquainted level for individuals who are interested in seeing what Osher has to offer. For a small annual fee, an individual receives a University of Richmond One Card and e-mail address, parking pass, full use of the library including access to online databases while on campus and access to register for Osher courses. However, Silver members pay for each course in which they enroll, $100 to audit available semester-long credit courses, and mini course fees.
Gold: $425/year (rolling 12-month)
Our Gold membership is perfect for individuals who want to take advantage of the entire Osher Lifelong Learning Institute experience. This individual membership includes a University of Richmond One Card and e-mail address, parking pass, full use of the library including access to online databases while on campus, and membership in Friends of Boatwright Memorial Library. In addition, Gold members have unlimited access to all Osher courses free of charge (excluding off-campus trips).
Gold Plus One: $650/year (rolling 12-month)
Gold Plus One is the perfect membership for two people joining Osher together. When you join with another person as a Gold Plus One member, each person saves $100. This level includes the same benefits as our Gold membership but covers two people joining together.
UR Osher: $25/year (rolling 12-month)
For UR faculty, staff and retirees who want to receive notices of special Osher member events and programs.
Upgrading Your Membership
Are you a Silver member who is wondering if an all-inclusive Gold or Gold Plus One membership is right for you? Silver members may upgrade at any time during the first six months of their membership year. Upgrades will not change the membership term dates. When upgrading, the $75 Silver membership fee will be applied to the upgrade. University employees and retirees may become Osher members for $25. For additional details, contact the Osher Institute office or review the employee and retiree membership application form.
How to Join
Download and print a membership application, selecting your membership option. Complete the application and forward to us with your payment. We accept check, MasterCard, Visa and American Express. If paying by check (made out to University of Richmond), please mail or drop off in person with your membership application. Membership and registration fees must be submitted on separate checks. Mail to:
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
School of Professional & Continuing Studies
University of Richmond, VA 23173
If paying by credit card, you may fax your completed membership application and credit card information to (804) 287-1264. You may also mail your credit card payment to the above address or drop off your membership application in person at the Special Programs building. Course fees paid cannot be refunded or applied to membership fees. Membership fees cannot be credited or refunded, except when upgrading your membership.
Refund Policy. Course fees paid cannot be refunded, and cannot be applied to membership fees. Membership fees cannot be credited or refunded, except in upgrades.
Payments. We accept checks (payable to University of Richmond), Visa, Mastercard and American Express. When paying by check, payment of membership fee and course registration fee must be submitted on separate checks.
Scholarships. The Osher Institute is pleased to be able to provide scholarships for Osher on-campus mini courses and learning on the run talks. Please encourage individuals who may otherwise hesitate to join us inquire about a scholarship by calling the Osher office.
Making a Gift to the Osher Institute. Members and friends of the Osher Institute are encouraged to consider tax deductible gifts to the Osher Institute. Your gift is a gift of learning that helps us continue to provide excellent lifelong learning opportunities and to keep Osher Institute fees affordable. For details on making a gift, please contact the Osher Institute office at (804) 287-6344.
University of Richmond
Professional & Continuing Studies
Special Programs Building
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173
Phone: (804) 287-6608
Fax: (804) 287-1264
Main SPCS Desk Hours
Monday–Thursday: 8:30 am–7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 am–5:00 p.m.
The office is closed for all University holidays unless otherwise noted.