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Registration Policies & Notices

The following policies and procedures apply to noncredit registrations at the University of Richmond School of Professional and Continuing Studies.

Noncredit Class Cancellation Policy*

If you are unable to attend your class, you may request a refund or transfer of the class. You may also request a substitution; substitutions require program manager approval.

Refund Policy

Request Received By Refund Percentage
7 business days before class start 100% (minus $25 administrative fee)
1-6 business days before class start 50%
Less than 24 hours before class start None

Transfer Policy

Request Received By Transfer Percentage
Up to 1 business day before class start date 100%
Less than 24 hours before class start None

Make Requests in Writing

All requests require a student signature. Refunds may take 4-6 weeks to process.

  • Online: Request form (preferred) or email attachment to atravis@richmond.edu
  • Fax: (804) 484-1585
  • Mail: Operations Coordinator, School of Professional and Continuing Studies, 28 Westhampton Way, University of Richmond, VA 23173

Substitutions

We allow substitutions only when an emailed request is approved by the program manager up to 1 business day before the start of the class.

Program Manager
Culinary Arts Martin Gravely mgravel2@richmond.edu
Institute on Philanthropy Kathy Laing klaing@richmond.edu
Professional Development Mary Catherine Raymond mraymond@richmond.edu
Personal Enrichment & Youth Mary Catherine Raymond mraymond@richmond.edu

Class Location

Most courses are held on the University of Richmond campus, but some are held at local businesses. Exact locations are sent to the participant in a confirmation via e-mail and mail before the course begins.

Problems Registering

If you encounter problems when applying a discount or any other errors when registering for a course, please contact Anna Kay Travis, Registration and Operations Coordinator, at atravis@richmond.edu or (804) 287-6676. You may also fax your registration form to (804) 289-8138 or (804) 484-1585.

Registration Deadlines

It is extremely important that you register at least one week prior to the start of the course. Registration deadlines have been put in place to allow for an accurate enrollment count needed for planning classroom needs, course materials, and food or travel logistics related to the class. If you submit your registration after the deadline, we cannot guarantee that you will receive a space in the course.

Parking on Campus

There is no fee for community students to park on campus. When you register for a class, Parking Services will send you a map and parking decal along with instructions about parking. The parking decal is valid for the current academic year. Please keep the pass and reuse it for any additional classes that you may take later in the year.

If you do not receive your decal prior to class, or if you register within one week of the class start date, please park in any “Commuter” parking lot. You may also download a campus map showing the Commuter parking areas.  If you lose your decal and need to request a replacement, please contact Parking Services directly at parking@richmond.edu or (804) 289-8703. The Parking Services office is located on the 1st floor of the Special Programs Building.

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, call the University’s inclement weather hotline at (804) 289-8760.

Non-discrimination

Every University staff member, faculty member and student (part- or full-time) has the right to work and study in an environment free from discrimination and harassment and should be treated with dignity and respect.

The University prohibits discrimination and harassment against applicants, students, faculty or staff on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, status as a veteran or any classification protected by local, state or federal law. Any inquiries regarding the University’s policies in these areas should be directed to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, University of Richmond, VA 23173, telephone (804) 289-8032.

Special Accommodations

If you need special accommodations to attend a class, please notify the Office of Community and Professional Education, School of Professional & Continuing Studies, at (804) 289-8133 at least 15 days in advance. Visit the University’s Disability Services page for additional information.

Accreditation

The University of Richmond is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate, baccalaureate, master and juris doctor degrees. The several colleges and schools of the University award no degrees individually. The University of Richmond confers all degrees for work done in any one of the schools.

University of Richmond Alumni

University of Richmond alumni with a certificate, associate, baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate or advanced degree are entitled to a 25% discount on ONE non-credit class per semester. Discount does not apply to noncredit certificate programs, application fees, travel programs, special programs, or Institute on Philanthropy classes. The discount may not be used by a spouse, partner, or dependents of alumni.

Continuing Education Units

Some courses in this catalog qualify for CEUs (Continuing Education Units). One Continuing Education Unit represents ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education program. CEUs are measured as whole and fractional units. For example, a course that meets for fifteen hours would be eligible for 1.5 CEUs. A permanent record of your CEUs will be maintained by the Office of the University Registrar and is available upon request by completing a Noncredit Transcript Request Form.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure

The University Police Department, in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act, publishes an annual report outlining its policies, functions, campus safety plans, prevention techniques, and tabulated statistics for the most recent three year period. For a copy of the Department’s Annual Report, call (804) 289-8715, write the University of Richmond Police Department, ATTN: Jeanne Clery Crime Statistician, Special Programs Building, 31 UR Drive, University of Richmond, VA 23173 or access the report online at police.richmond.edu/reporting.

*Policy Exceptions

The following policies apply to specific programs.

Institute on Philanthropy course cancellation requests should be directed to Kathy Laing at klaing@richmond.edu.

Online partner classes adhere to partner cancellation and refund policies. Contact the partner directly for details.

UR Tuition Remission (TR) benefits will be refunded or transferred only if the request is received at least 7 business days before the course start date. TR benefits cannot be substituted.

Contact Us

Special Programs Building
28 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173
Phone: (804) 289-8133
Fax: (804) 289-8138
spcs@richmond.edu

Monday-Friday: 8:30am–5pm
Closed for University holidays