About Open University
Open University is the lifelong learning program of The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond. It features volunteer teachers and lunch speakers 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 members of TSCOR and $75 per session for non-members.
Open University During COVID
To ensure the safety of participants, TSCOR’s Covid-19 Task Force continually monitors conditions and maintains safety protocols, following CDC guidelines. The protocols for the fall 2021 Open University session are:
- fall 2021 session meets online only
- no in-person classes will be held
- the fall tuition deal will be offered this year: $150 (includes $25 membership and one year tuition)
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See the Schedule
The fall session begins Monday, September 20, 2021. See the fall 2021 Open University schedule here.
Online: register for the fall 2021 session here.
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.
Register early! Payment needs to be received by Wednesday the week before classes and speakers are scheduled. Emails are sent every Sunday evening with Zoom links for classes and speakers in the coming week. Register early so you’ll be sure to get the Zoom links on time!