Learn More About Osher

With the support of The Bernard Osher Foundation, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UWM thrives as an institution dedicated to serving older adults in the pursuit of lifelong learning. Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes are found on the campuses of more than 119 colleges and universities throughout the United States.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UWM is part of the School of Continuing Education and operates under the direction of its own board of directors and with support from a team of 2 full-time staff members.

Sarah Grammer Director
414-251-5799 or grammer@uwm.edu

Laurie Yingling Program Coordinator
414-227-3255 or yinglinl@uwm.edu

Board of Directors Greg Jenks, President; Dennis Funk, Past President; Cheryl Randall, President-Elect; Gretchen Lindstrom, Secretary/Treasurer

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UWM Locations

The Institute is part of the UWM School of Continuing Education, conveniently located in the heart downtown Milwaukee. It occupies a 100,00-square-foot modern adult education and conference facility. This location hosts the Osher staff offices, the SCE registration offices and daily Institute program offerings and committee meetings. The Institute also uses the historic Hefter center located at the corner of Lake Drive and Hartford Avenue near UWM’s main campus for much of its daily programming.

UWM Downtown Conference Center 161 W. Wisconsin Ave, 6th & 7th floor.
The School of Continuing Education provides a parking discount for participants in its classes/programs who park in The Shops of Grand Avenue structure. The structure is entered from Plankinton Avenue between Wisconsin Avenue and Michigan Street.

Bring your parking gate ticket to the 7th floor reception desk to have it validated for a discounted rate.
From the parking structure, enter the Plankinton Building/Shops of Grand Avenue mall and walk around the rotunda to the elevators on the north side of the building (closest to Wisconsin Avenue). Take the elevators to the sixth floor for in-person registration and school offices or seventh floor for classrooms.
161 W. Wisconsin Ave. Suite 6000
Directions and Parking

3271 N. Lake Drive
2-hour street parking is available at no cost in the neighborhood surrounding this location.


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