OU Winter Session Begins January 15, 2018
The Winter Schedule will be available here SOON!
(We will also accept credit cards at OU locations).
The Shepherd’s Center Open University (OU) is the best bargain in RVA when it comes to life-long learning. When you become a member ($25 annual membership fee), you pay just $40 per 8-week term and you can attend any and every class that we offer at any of our locations for that one price (we do not register for individual courses). You’ll find offerings in History, Literature, Political Science, Opera, Foreign Languages, Yoga and so much more. Our instructors are both retired and active professors from area universities, professionals, travelers and local celebrities. Best of all, there are no tests to take or papers to write! Those who are 50 years of age or older usually attend classes.
There are three, 8-week sessions during our “school year” (September through May), in the fall, winter and spring. When membership is paid, tuition is $40 per session, and you may attend as many classes as you wish at both Open University locations. Registration is not for individual courses, but for the entire eight week session.
Open University Schedule & Locations:
Fall: September 18 through November 9, 2017
Winter: January 15 through March 8, 2018
Spring: April 2 through May 24, 2018
Mondays: St. Luke Lutheran, 7757 Chippenham Pkwy, Richmond – 23225 map
Thursdays: First Presbyterian Church 4602 Cary St at Lock Lane, Richmond – 23226 map
Wednesdays: St. Mary Catholic Church 9505 Gayton Rd, Richmond – 23229 map Four-week, Lunch-n-Life lecture series. Free to the Public – No membership or tuition required.
OU Inclement Weather Policy
New Inclement Weather Policy
We will no longer follow public school closings. We will now be making that decision ourselves. As always, please use your own judgment about the weather. Weather closings will be:
- posted on TSCOR’s website;
- emailed automatically to those subscribed to the TSCOR website;
- recorded on the TSCOR office answering machine;
- scrolled on channels 6 and 8 along with other school and business closings.
We urge you to subscribe to the TSCOR website (www.tscor.org) to get notices.
To subscribe, look on the right of this screen (or any page on the website). Just under the Shepherd’s Center logo and the Donate Button is a box where you can type your email address. When you’ve put in your email address, just click on the button that reads “sign me up”. Your email address is safe and secure with us. The Center will NEVER give your email address to any third-party. And, we will not swamp you with needless messages…only the interesting and important ones.