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Membership Options

Becoming a member of Osher at Cal State University San Marcos will introduce you to a diverse community of like-minded engaging peers, allow you intellectual and cultural exploration opportunities, and will provide you a truly exciting experience.  Memberships are required to participate in Osher courses.  Occasionally, there may be an event that is open to the public but it will be noted in the course description.  The Taste of Osher event does not require a membership to attend.

Memberships are renewable every fall term and are valid 7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017.  Sorry, but we do not prorate memberships.

Membership benefits include:

  • Access to a wide array of courses
  • Complimentary & convenient parking at all classroom locations
  • Complimentary intersession discussion groups
  • Special Osher member pricing on select non-credit Extended Learning courses
  • Discounts on local attractions through CSUSM's Associated Students, INC.
  • CSUSM library privileges with purchase of a CSUSM student ID card ($5)


GENERAL MEMBERSHIP: Pay $20 and "pay as you go" for courses and trips.

Prices vary depending on the number of weeks in the course series (i.e.  1 day=$15, 5 weeks=$75, etc.)  Most courses are once a week for 2 hours and are held from 9:30-11:30am, or from 1:00-3:00pm.  General Membership is non-refundable and non-transferable.

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ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP: Pay $425 and select an unlimited number of courses throughout the year. Some exlusions apply. See details below.

Pay one fee and select an unlimited number of courses from 100+ offerings throughout the year.  Destination Learning trips, special events, art supplies for hands-on art courses, or entrance to museums for the art appreciation course are not covered.  Annual members do receive a significant discount on wine courses with a promotional code found in the membership confirmation email (usually around $60).  Annual Membership is non-refundable and non-transferable.