Open University & Lunch and Life

The Winter Open University Session begins January 14, 2019. 

To view the schedule click here.

To pay online with your credit card click here.

The Open University (OU) is the best bargain when it comes to lifelong learning in Richmond.  There are three, 8-week sessions each year, in the fall, winter and spring.  When you become a member (only $25 for the entire year), you pay just $45 per 8-week session and you can attend any and all of the classes that we offer at either location for that one price. We do not register for individual courses, but for the entire 8 weeks.  You can even sign up the first day of the session at either location. You’ll find offerings in history, literature, political science, arts, foreign languages and so much more.  Our instructors are both retired and active professors from area universities, along with business professionals, world 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.

2018-2019 Schedule & Locations:

Fall: September 17 through November 8, 2018
Winter: January 14 through March 7, 2019
Spring: March 25 through May 23, 2019

Open University (OU) Mondays: St. Luke Lutheran, 7757 Chippenham Pkwy, Richmond – 23225  map

Open University (OU) Thursdays:  First Presbyterian Church  4602 Cary St at Lock Lane, Richmond – 23226 map

Lunch & Life (LAL) on 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.

To pay tuition:

  • Print a copy of the schedule, fill out the registration form and mail it, with a check, to the office;
  • Pay online with your credit card above;
  • Sign up the day of classes at either OU location.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY – PLEASE READ

If Richmond Public Schools are CLOSED for weather, then Open University classes are CANCELLED.  If Richmond Public Schools are DELAYED, then Open University is OPEN and classes start at the usual time of 9:45.

You will find our weather closings:

  • posted on TSCOR’s website home page;
  • 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 to get noticesTo subscribe to TSCOR.org, look on the right of this page (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.

 

 

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