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Summer Programs for Youth

SPCS offers half-day and full-day classes for K-12 students. See our extensive programs for elementary kids, our new adventURes in Recreation for middle schoolers and secondary students, and our ACT & SAT prep classes.

Youth Programs

The Joan Oates Institute for Partners in the Arts

Annual week-long institute for preK-12 teachers provides training in arts and creativity integration in the classroom, June 26-30.JOI Details

Summer Programs for Teachers

Graduate credit and professional development hours for recertification, discounted for area educators. Summer includes weeklong and all-day programs.

Opportunities for Educators

Celebrating the SPCS Class of 2017

Recapping the joy and celebration of the end of the year, from Regalia Pickup through Commencement 2017.

End of Year Celebration

Registration for Fall 2017 Degree Program Classes

Registration for Fall 2017 Degree Programs classes opens at 9 a.m. on July 11, 2017. The fall schedule will be available online by June 27.

Find your path. Explore your potential.

More than 50 years ago, the School of Professional and Continuing Studies (SPCS) pioneered professional and continuing education in Richmond. Today, we enrich the lives and careers of thousands of part-time and nontraditional students of all ages.

As one of the five schools of the University of Richmond, we make available to nontraditional students the resources of the University. We’re the only school in the nation’s top 50 small private liberal arts colleges with a dedicated division for professional and continuing education.

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Faculty & Staff Notes

  • Featured in RTD's Discover Richmond

    Dr. April Greenan, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts, was featured, along with the SPCS class on music and medicine class she teaches, in a Discover Richmond article titled Here’s How Music and Medicine Intersect.

  • Presented to Nonprofit CEO Roundtable

    Kathy Laing, GC’08, GC’16, presented at the Captains’ Table, a monthly roundtable meeting of nonprofit CEOs sponsored by Union Bank and Sands Anderson, on “Talent Investment – A Critical Factor for Sustainability.”

  • Quoted on Arts Integration in RTD

    Rob McAdams, director of Partners in the Arts, was quoted in a Richmond Times-Dispatch article on the selection of three Richmond Public Schools to participate in Turnaround Arts, a national arts integration program championed by former First Lady Michelle Obama.

  • Appointed to Board of Education

    Dr. Jamelle Wilson, Dean of the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, was appointed to the Virginia Board of Education by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Wilson was appointed to the Board with Anne Holton, former Commonwealth Secretary of Education.

  • VAFRE Panel Discussion Moderator

    Kathy Laing, GC’16, Program Manager for the Institute on Philanthropy, has been invited to moderate a panel discussion following Rusty Stahl’s keynote address at the VAFRE National Speaker’s Forum on March 7, 2017.

  • Earned Thought Leader Award

    Linda Fisher Thornton, Adjunct Associate Professor of HR Management, was honored by Trust Across America with a Lifetime Achievement Award as a Top Thought Leader in Trust. She is one of only seven thought leaders around the country honored in this way for 2017.

  • Earns Innovation Award

    Dr. Sarah Calveric, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Education, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, received the 2016 SPCS Innovations in Teaching Award at the School’s spring faculty meeting. The annual award recognizes one adjunct professor each year for teaching excellence.

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31 UR Drive
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone (804) 289-8133
Fax (804) 289-8138
spcs@richmond.edu

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