Carnegie Mellon University

Osher friends

March 07, 2024

Bring A Friend: Share the love of Osher this Spring!

Except for the first five years, or so, until the onset of Covid in 2020, the Osher at Carnegie Mellon University has had a waiting list.  Membership during those years ranged from 750 to 2500 members.  As an organization, we will soon reimplement the waiting list to control our membership numbers as set by both the university and the organization. In anticipation of this, we are offering our members a unique opportunity to invite their family and friends to become members without having to go onto the waiting list.  

Bring a Friend with you to join in the action and comradery of Osher at CMU! We will allow your friend to attend one day of in-person classes at Cyert Hall, as an observer, with you. We want your friends and family members to have the full Osher experience by joining you in our gorgeous facility.

To acquire a one-day guest pass for your friend, please go to the “Membership” page of the Osher website and complete the request for a Guest Pass form in the blue “Other Information” box.  Once the office receives your request, you and your guest will receive a guest pass via email.  On the day of classes, your guest will need to bring a printed copy the pass with them and leave it inside of the sign-in folder. 

Please note: For attendance at small or discussion groups, the Osher office will need to obtain permission from the Study Leader before granting a guest pass. 

If your guest decides to apply to join Osher at CMU, they will be able to do so for a discounted 2024 dues payment of $85.00. *Please note: You, the member, must fill in a Guest Pass request form for the discount to be applicable.*

As an incentive, for every new member that a current Osher member brings in, the introducing member’s name will be entered into a lottery for a $100.00 gift card.  The drawing will be held at the end of every month.  All the names not pulled will remain in the pull for the next month.  In addition, the current Osher member who brings in the most “New Friends” that become members in 2024 and then renew for 2025 membership will receive a gift card for $250.00.

Our Osher was originally built on friends inviting friends. The board feels that going back to our roots will only make our organization stronger. We look forward to meeting your friends, and welcoming them to the Osher at CMU community!