Speaker Series

The Speaker Series offers science, cultural and  artistic presentations by leading experts in their fields. The presentations occur monthly during the Fall and Spring semesters. This series is offered jointly with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
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Additional Tours, Classes and Lectures

Occasionally the Society’s Executive Committee will hear of opportunities to participate in tours, classes and lectures that are not mentioned on this web site. If the Executive Board thinks these events would be of interest to its members they will be notified by email. Examples from the past are tours of the Avenir Museum, new and recently renovated buildings around campus, classes on computer applications, lectures about behind-the-scenes features of the Morgan Library, and visits by world renowned guest speakers to CSU.


The Society of CSU Faculty/AP Staff Retiree’s newsletter is an avenue for passing along events, news, and other information pertinent to this community of retirees. Each newsletter is in PDF format.

Taking Courses

Classes Offered Through Osher

We invite you to learn more about Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (Osher)  at Colorado State University. Osher is a membership-based organization that strives to offer learning opportunities for people 50 years of age or better in a stimulating environment.

On an annual basis, Osher will present two program sessions (spring and fall) with a variety of offerings over an array of themes, including:

  • Historical Contexts and Current Issues
  • Facets of the Rocky Mountain Region
  • Life Transitions
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Enjoying the Arts… and more!

Noncredit Courses at CSU

CSU Online offers the opportunity for passionate and energetic emeritus faculty to teach noncredit courses to the Fort Collins and surrounding Colorado communities utilizing face-to-face or online delivery. Choose a topic of your expertise to educate and enlighten the community at large. All courses must be reviewed and approved by the Society of Senior Scholars Executive Committee. This experience will be exciting and challenging as you interact with people of diverse cultures and ages.

To learn more, browse CSU Online noncredit courses.

Senior Citizen Class Visitation Privilege

As a service to older residents of the State of Colorado, CSU offers the chance to audit courses in its regular curriculum with no registration cost (special class and lab fees will be charged). This privilege is available with the instructor’s permission to any person aged 55 or over, on a space and resources available basis. Learn more about this privilege

CSU Athletics

Colorado State offers a rich selection of athletic events with programs that are competitive at the league or national level. Society members may retain their CSU ID cards and access these events at regular faculty rates. Learn more details

University Center for the Arts

The University Center for the Arts (UCA) provides a state-of-the-art environment for excellence in teaching, performing, creating, and discovering. It offers a unique setting, bringing our disciplines under one roof with two theaters, a dance theater, two concert halls, and two museums. Learn more about the UCA