Open University Summer 2016


Online - Use your credit card online.

Phone - Call (540)961-9622 and use your credit card.

In Person - Visit the YMCA office at 1000 N Main St, Blacksburg VA during normal office hours (M-F 9AM to 5PM) and pay via cash, check, or credit card.

Class Cancellations - Occasionally, we must cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment, weather, etc. If a class is canceled the day it is scheduled to start, you will be notified by email or telephone. Please provide your most current phone number and email address. If a class is canceled, you will have the option of receiving a full refund.

Class Withdrawals - If you cannot attend a class, please let us know by phone or email at least three business days prior to the first class meeting to receive a full refund or credit. Late withdrawals can lead to last minute cancellations of classes or keep students on the waiting list for being able to join, so we appreciate your cooperation concerning this. A student who withdraws fewer than three days prior to the first class meeting will receive a refund of the registration fees less than $15.

Inclement Weather - The YMCA will make a decision on the status of a class by 3PM if the weather is questionable. If a class needs to be canceled, YMCA staff will attempt to contact students. When it doubt, students are encouraged to call the YMCA at (540)961-9622 or check www.vtymca.org for an update.

Required Supplies - Some classes require you to bring supplies and others will provide supplies. Please make sure you understand what is required and contact us with any questions.

Who May Enroll - Most classes are designed for adults unless otherwise noted. For younger students interested in taking a class, please call the YMCA at (540)961-9622 or send us an email (openuniversity@vtymca.org) and we'll check with the instructor. Parents may be required to attend class with their child.

A Word To Our Students - The YMCA Open University is committed to offering a wide variety of affordable courses open to all members of the community. Instructors agree to a policy that prohibits them for advertising or selling products and services while teaching classes. The views expressed in class do not necessarily reflect those of the YMCA at Virginia Tech.

If the upfront cost of an Open U class prevents you from being able to sign up, please consider submitting a request to use our Open U Installment Plan. We will allow you to pay for your registration in bi-weekly or monthly increments of two to four installments. Go to our Open University Installment Plan page, submit a form, and we'll contact you within a few days about payment details. We hope this makes Open University more accessible and provides a better opportunity for everyone to learn something new!

*Class Passes will not be offered Summer 2016 - RETURNING FALL 2016!*

Open University is mixing things up with regards to dance and movement classes! Instead of signing up for one specific dance class, you will now have the opportunity to apply your pass towards a class or a series of class of your choosing that also fits your schedule. The pass comes in two flavors - a 6 stamp pass and a 12 stamp pass. Purchase a pass and pick it up from the YMCA Admin Offices. Once you have your pass, just bring it to any dance class. The instructors will initial your pass and then you're good to go! Enjoy the premium flexibility and variety of the new Open University Dance Class Pass!

Open University classes are now held at our two YMCA Locations. If your course is slated to occur in the Dance Room, Arts Room, Pottery Studio, or Conference Room, then the class will be held at the Y Center (1000 N Main St, Blacksburg VA). If your class is scheduled to occur at Lancaster House, then you will meet at our space there (403 Washington St, Blacksburg VA).