Open University

Open University (OU) is the popular lifelong learning program of The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond. Instructors and speakers are volunteers recruited 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 Shepherd’s Center members and $75 per session for non-members.

To ensure the safety of our students, volunteers and staff during the pandemic, Open University is entirely online via Zoom for the fall 2020 session.

See the fall 2020 Open University schedule here.

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!

To register for the fall 2020 session:
register and pay online here

To pay 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.

 The Shepherd’s Center Task Force continues to monitor conditions surrounding the pandemic and to employ best practices for all involved. Signing up to our website to receive News & Updates ensures you will have the latest information.

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