About Open University
The popular lifelong learning program of The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond, Open University features volunteer instructors recruited from Richmond’s university and professional communities. Eight-week sessions are offered during the fall, winter and spring for $45 per session to members of The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond and $75 per session for non-members.
See the Schedule
The Fall 2020 Session has concluded. The Winter Session begins January 18, 2021.
See the Open University schedule here.
Online: online registration for the Winter 2021 session will begin mid-December, 2020.
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!
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Open University During the Pandemic
To ensure the safety of our students, volunteers and staff, Open University is entirely online via Zoom until further notice. The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond’s Covid-19 Task Force continues to monitor conditions and employ best practices.