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Study Groups

2018-2019 Session Schedule

Fall 2018: September 10 – November 5, 2018
* No Classes Monday, October 8 (Indigenous People's Day)

Winter 2019: January 7 – February 4, 2019
* No Classes Monday, January 21 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

Spring 2019: March 4 – April 29, 2019
* No Classes Monday, April 15 (Patriots Day)

Summer 2019: June 3 – June 14, 2019

Study Group Format
Fall & Spring
During our fall and spring terms, most study groups run for eight weeks, though we sometimes offer a selection of four, six, and other-length offerings as well. Each session generally lasts for two hours, at either 10am-noon or 1:30-3:30pm. Offerings on the Tufts Medford campus generally meet on Monday or Friday on the Medford campus, while offerings at our "satellite campus" in Lexington (Brookhaven at Lexington, a not-for-profit lifecare living community) typically meet on Wednesdays. Exceptions, when they arise, are listed in our quarterly course catalog.

Summer & Winter
Our winter term runs for just four weeks – the perfect length for members who spend part of the winter away from home, or who don't want to deal with wintertime commuting for eight weeks. Most of our winter study groups run for the length of the term (four weekly sessions) but we try to include some 1- and 2-session options in our program as well, to better accommodate the schedules of our class participants and study group leaders alike. As is the case during the fall and the spring, sessions generally last two hours each, with offerings at the Tufts Medford campus on Mondays and Fridays, and offerings at Brookhaven at Lexington on Wednesdays.

Our summer term is two weeks long: Monday through Friday during the first two weeks of June. Not very long, we know, but a wonderful way to learn something new before heading out of town for the summer. Our summer program generally includes a delightful mix of 1-, 2-, and 4-session study groups. Feel free to mix and match as you see fit. Classes during the summer meet on the Medford campus, at Brookhaven at Lexington, and occasionally off-site for an exciting field trip.

Registration Information
To become an Osher LLI member or register for a study group, please either call our office (617-627-5699) during normal business hours, or use the registration form that can be found at the back of our catalog. We look forward to adding your name to our roster.

Lead a Study Group of Your Own!
Got a great idea for a new study group? Want to share your interests or your area of expertise with others? Don't worry if you've never led a class before: our Curriculum Committee would be happy to talk you through the process or help you formulate your ideas, so your study group will be as enjoyable an experience for you as it will be for the participants. Please call our office if you'd like additional information. Or, if you're ready to propose a class now, simply complete our online Study Group Proposal form.