Frequently Asked Questions
Classes at Communiversity are held in-person where students can enjoy the enriching community aspect of continuing education.
Occasionally a class is held online in live sessions with our local instructors. Our goal is for students to experience the same engaging content that you would enjoy in our classrooms, and participation during class time is encouraged. If you sign up for one of these classes, a Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before class.
Each of our classes has a unique start date. If a class still has spots available, you are allowed to register up to 2-3 days before the class start date/time. It is always best to register early to ensure you will get a spot in the class.
We are not able to hold spots in a class without payment.
Yes, these classes are noncredit and you will not be penalized for missing sessions, however we are not able to pro-rate the fee, as the instructors are paid per student.
If the course is full, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org about possible class openings. Every effort will be made to accommodate your ability to take classes with us.
Daily class locations are posted on the door of Suite 208 in the UC Victory Parkway Campus Administration Building where classes are held. You will also receive an email two days before the class date with information regarding parking and the room number. If you don't receive the email, please check your spam or junk folders, then give us a call if you need further information at 513-556-6932, or email to email@example.com.
Most of our classes are held at UC's Victory Parkway Campus at 2220 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45206. Classes are held after 5 pm and on weekends. During these times, parking is free in the West Lot at the Administration Building. You may park in the lot facing Victory Parkway or the one on the south side of the building. Please reference Parking Map for additional details. Parking lots are well lighted. Parking at off-campus locations is noted in the course description. Please call 513-556-6932, if you have any questions.
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For technical support, please call 513-556-4354 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that our office hours are M-F 9:30 am-6:30 pm. We will make every effort to be responsive and email is the fastest way to contact us.
While our classes are tailored to adult learners 18 and over, there are exceptions. Our ACT SAT Test Prep classes welcome high school students, and we offer a few classes for parents with their children. If you a 16 or 17-year old interested in a class, please send us an email and we’ll check to see if the class is right for you.
If a change for a course occurs, we will make every effort to notify you using the contact information you provided in your profile. We do reserve the right to change times, locations or instructors. If we must cancel a class, we offer you the opportunity to transfer to another class or receive a full refund.
If you have not received confirmation within two days of the start date for your class, please send us an email at email@example.com, or call 513-556-6932 and leave us a message. We’ll get back to you with a confirmation before your class starts. Our office hours are 9:30 am-6:30 pm Monday-Friday.
Some classes require additional fees for materials or supplies, and they are noted in the class description. These fees are to be paid to the instructor at the first-class session. These fees are non-refundable, and discounts do not apply to them.
Classes requiring the purchase of a textbook are noted in the course description and will be included in your confirmation letter.
UC Employees, Students, Alumni, and Donors receive 15% off discount on Communiversity classes. Current OLLI members to receive a 10% discount. Discounts cannot be used with other promotions or discounts. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to take advantage of this offer! Excluded from discounts are online courses and certificate programs, food and drink classes, and test preparation classes. Other exceptions may apply and are noted in the course catalog.
Refunds are available 24 hours before class start time and must be communicated through email (email@example.com) or phone (513-556-6932). You will be notified through email of the refund and to watch your card from anywhere between 7-12 business days for transaction. Please reach out if you do not receive it in that time frame and we will happily look into it more. If you cancel the day of or within those 24 hours before class start, you will not be refunded.
When inclement weather threatens the safety of the University of Cincinnati community, an emergency closing will be announced. We will make every effort to reschedule the classes affected. Notices of cancellation due to weather will be posted on our website at uc.edu/ce/commu. Communiversity will not issue refunds for classes which have been postponed due to inclement weather or other circumstances beyond our control.
If you must cancel a class, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, as soon as possible. A refund of the registration fee can be made up to 48 hours before the first session, or you may receive a credit for a future Communiversity class. If you contact us on the day of the class, or after it has occurred, you will not be entitled to a credit or transfer.
Communiversity classes are noncredit courses, so they are not eligible for tuition remission. However, we keep class fees as low as possible to be affordable to most students. UC employees and donors are eligible for a discount. Please contact us at email@example.com or 513-556-6932 to learn more.
We have offered Test Prep Classes since 1994 and have hundreds of evaluations on file in our office that attest to the positive worth the students place on the class. These are evaluations that students complete during the last session to let us know their opinion of the class; therefore this occurs prior to the students taking the test itself. In all these years, no one has ever called to complain that the class did not prepare them to take the test. However, we have not yet been able to conduct a study to determine the “before” and “after” test score results of taking these classes.
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