College of Public Health students graduating

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UK

Welcome to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kentucky!

Since our beginning in 1964, University of Kentucky has offered enrichment and educational learning opportunities for older adults, alongside the academic tuition waiver. In 2006, the Bernard Osher Foundation invited UK to join a national network of institutes encouraging professional collaboration with over 117 universities and colleges across the country. The generous support of the Osher Foundation allowed our program to grow in numbers and in offerings, in Lexington, and expanding to Morehead and Somerset.

Today, 1,500 intellectually vigorous members annually enroll in more than 100 educational and enrichment courses offered in two different communities-Lexington and Morehead.

Courses are offered each semester in areas as diverse as the humanities, technology, foreign languages, studio and performing arts, and wellness and fitness. Members can join shared interest groups, participate in a musical production, take day trips, attend seminars and use the university’s fitness facilities. There are no tests or homework, and our enrichment offerings are so varied that almost anyone will find something of interest.