Registration Policies & Notices

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

Professional Education Cancellation Policy

Pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth by the University of Richmond’s School of Professional & Continuing Studies Professional Education department:

Refund Eligibility

Registrants who find themselves unable to participate in a course for which they have enrolled may be eligible for a refund. Written notification is required for such a request using the Withdrawal Request form.

A full refund, less a $25 administrative fee, will be granted for notifications received 10 or more days prior to the commencement of the course. No refund will be available for notifications received within a 0-9 day window of the course starting.

Transfer Provisions

Registrants desiring to transfer their enrollment to an alternate course or session must formally request such a transfer in writing using the Withdrawal Request form no less than 1 full business day before the start of the originally registered course.

The School of Professional and Continuing Studies reserves the right to assess the feasibility of such transfers on a case-by-case basis.

Exceptions & Limitations

Please be advised that refunds will categorically be denied in instances where course materials have been procured on the registrant’s behalf or if online course access has been initiated.

This policy has been established in the interest of maintaining administrative coherence and financial integrity. The University of Richmond’s School of Professional & Continuing Studies appreciates your adherence to these stipulations and remains committed to delivering quality educational experiences.

Course Logistics

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 email before the course begins.

Parking on Campus

There is no fee for community students to park on campus. When you register for a classroom-based course, 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 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 or visit the Emergency Alerts page.

Registration Issues

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 or (804) 287-6676. You may also fax your registration form to (804) 289-8138 or (804) 289-8138.

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.

Additional Policies


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 program manager at the 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.


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.


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, 490 Westhampton Way, University of Richmond, VA 23173 or access the report online at

Continuing Education Units

Many professional education courses 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 is maintained by the Office of the University Registrar and is available upon request by completing a Noncredit Transcript Request Form.