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Prospective Student Open House Registration Form - February 26, 2016

ESR Spring Prospective Student Open House
February 26, 2016, 8:00am - 5:00pm


Please enter your personal information.

Please enter your full name.

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If you have a second address line, please enter it here.

Please enter the name of your city.

Please enter the two-letter abbreviation for your state.

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If you have an email address, please enter it here. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose than ESR contacting you regarding admission.

If you would like to share your telephone number with us, please enter it here.

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ESR will provide breakfast, lunch, and housing for two nights for you and a guest. Would you like to bring a guest?

Please enter the name of your guest.

Guest’s Relationship to you (e.g. husband, wife, mother, brother, etc.):


ESR will provide housing for you and one other person for up to two nights. We can arrange for a third night of housing in the same location, which will be billed directly to you. Housing will be provided at local guesthouses, potentially including Quaker Hill Conference Center and The Lauramoore Guesthouse and Retreat Center. We will be in touch about more specific details about where you will be staying closer to the date. All of these include a private bedroom and a communal bathroom. Fees for additional nights may vary - please inquire for more details.

Would you like ESR to provide housing for you?

Which nights would you like for us to arrange housing for you? (See above)

If you will be staying with us, please indicate what time you plan to arrive in Richmond so that we can have your room ready.


Please respond to these questions regarding your visit to ESR.

Please indicate any dietary restrictions or allergies you or your guest have (e.g. vegetarianism, etc.).

Are there any particular concerns you wish to address during your visit, or are there any particular questions you have?

Is there anything else we should know?

Spirituality Gathering, February 27, 2016

A gift of free admission is provided for those prospective students wishing to attend the annual ESR Spirituality Gathering, February 27, 2016. 

We have tried arguments for environmental concern, doctrines, and of course moralizing and guilt-trips. None seem to transform human action. So in our time together let’s explore a more fruitful route: ecospirituality. This will not be an abstract analysis of theories. Instead, we will seek to experience the world as many of the new (and ancient!) ecospiritualities experience it. Our case studies and exercises will include (time allowing) Native American, ecofeminist, Jewish kabbalistic, Christian mystical, Hindu panentheistic, Franciscan, and poetry-based approaches. Environmental ethics grow organically out of these thoughts and practices, not out of the lofty realms of theory.

Guests accompanying you may also choose to attend and pay the registration fee. Dinner on Friday is on your own.

Information and full event schedule can be found online at:


There are two sessions of workshops during the Spirituality Gathering. Please choose a first choice for each set of workshops. Full workshop descriptions are available here:

Thank you!  We are looking forward to meeting you!

Matt Hisrich, Director of Recruitment and Admissions, 

Julie Dishman, Receptionist, Assistant to the Faculty and Admissions,