Course Catalog-The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - Carnegie Mellon University

Course Catalog

View and browse the catalogs shown below. Courses are organized by topic and subtopic. The course description includes date(s), time, location, material fee (if applicable), course description, and Study Leader biography. The next section lists the courses by day of the week per Session One and Session Two. The catalog also contains information about registration, parking, policies, cancellations, volunteering, and much more. Adobe Reader is needed to view publications. Download Adobe Reader.

Fall 2016 Catalog [pdf]

    First Session: Sept 6 - Oct 28
    Second Session: Oct 31 - Dec 16 
Fall 2016 registration is now open. The catalog has been mailed.
Prospect registration opens Aug 15, fee is $65 per term
plus material fees, if applicable.

Open Course List [pdf] 9-8-2016

View the open course list. Details (location, dates) are included.


Osher members may register for classes when registration begins. Prospects may register for open courses after receiving an email with registration information. Compare your schedule to the Schedule Changes page to find changes for location, dates, and cancelations.

If you are already registered for the term and have paid your registration fees, you can just sign up for any additional open courses by calling the Osher office 412-268-7489 or sending an email. Assignments will be made in the order requests are received. You must receive a course confirmation before attending class.

Did you want to receive your catalog at a different address?

The Augusoft online registration system is able to record an alternative address for delivery of the catalog. In order to receive your catalog at another address, send an email to the office stating the catalog name and the address where it can be delivered. The address must be valid for the entire delivery date range. The catalog is mailed in bulk and will not be forwarded by the post office. Only email requests to will be guaranteed when the request is received before the "Notice Date". Phone-in requests are not guaranteed.

Catalog Name

New Address

Notice Date


Delivery Date

Winter/Spring Oct 15 Nov 1-30
Summer Feb 15 March 1-31
Fall July 1 Aug 1-15