About The Institute
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Dartmouth (Osher at Dartmouth) is a volunteer, non-credit continuing education program for adults. It was established in 1990 by Charter from Dartmouth College under the Office of the Provost. Originally called ILEAD (Institute for Lifelong Education at Dartmouth), the name was changed when ILEAD joined the Osher network of Lifelong Learning Institutes.
To provide lifelong educational opportunities, both in-person and virtually. The Institute principally serves adult residents of the greater Upper Valley and members of the Dartmouth community.
To be recognized as a national leader for excellence in lifelong education.
- An unwavering commitment to lifelong education;
- An inclusive community of people committed to our mission;
- A large, diverse, high quality program, led by dedicated and talented volunteers;
- A welcoming social environment, within and beyond the classroom;
- Financial sustainability, member affordability, and planned growth; and
- Strong, growing relationships with Dartmouth College and the Osher Foundation, with appropriate access to their facilities, services and expertise.