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Membership in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Western Michigan University entitles you to a number of benefits like early registration and discounted fees for courses and trips. There are no requirements to become a member. There are no tests to take. No grades will be given. Membership simply means that you’re a part of this community of people committed to lifelong learning.

Cost for membership is $35 per year or $90 for a three-year membership. For 2014 only, individuals who join in spring will pay a pro-rated amount of $17.50 for membership through June 30. Beginning with July 2014, the membership year will be July 1-June 30 and members will receive renewal notices in mid-May. Those paying a three-year membership in January will receive six months free as the membership will run from January 2014-June 2017.

Membership benefits

  • Early-bird registration: Some courses fill rapidly; as a member you will be able to sign up early.
  • Discounted courses: Courses are $20 per session for non-members, $10 per session for members.
  • Campus discounts:
    WMU Bookstore (10 percent except electronics and sales items)
    Gilmore Theatre Complex (25 percent off most tickets)
    Miller Auditorium (15 percent off most tickets)
    West Hills Athletic Club (enrollment fee waived; individual $44; couples $72; single parent $63; family $91)
  • Study groups: Member initiated and directed.

Become a member

Current members can extended their membership at any time to continue enjoying all of the benefits.

Renew membership