Open University

Open University is a lifelong learning program of The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond. It features volunteer instructors from Richmond’s university and professional communities. Eight-week sessions are offered during the fall, winter and spring. The cost is $45 per session for TSCOR members and $75 per session for non-members.

See the Schedule
The fall session begins Monday, September 19, 2022. See a sample of the OU schedule here.

How to Register
Online: online registration for the fall 2022 session will begin mid to late August.
By mail: print the schedule and complete the registration form. Make check payable to The Shepherd’s Center and mail to: The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond, 3111 Northside Ave, #400, Richmond, VA 23228.

Call for Instructors
Interested in volunteering to teach a course or be a lunch speaker? Complete this Call for Instructors form and a member of the education committee will be in touch to discuss the possibilities.

Stay Up to Date
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Open University During COVID
TSCOR follows the recommended CDC guidelines and adapts safety protocols as needed to protect students, volunteers and staff. We hope to be able to offer in-person classes for the fall 2022 session. A final decision will be made and announced closer to the start of the session. If you haven’t already, enter your email at the bottom of this page to receive the most recent News & Updates!

See OU in Action
Take a peek inside Open University with this story from Virginia Currents.

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