The JSRCC Ginter Park Center is located at 3406 Brook Road, Richmond, VA and consists of three buildings on the grounds of Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education (Union-PSCE) in Richmond’s Ginter Park neighborhood. The College leased Lingle Hall, Dubose Hall and the Newbury Center for Childhood Education to use as swing space for a variety of humanities and business lecture classes while Downtown Campus renovations are completed.
What you Need to Know! [back to top]
The College’s administrative services, including Student ID’s, parking decals, bookstore, business office functions and student advising and registration, will continue to operate out of the College’s main campus locations. Vending machines will be available in a dedicated common area adjacent to the Police and Security office in Lingle Hall. Lingle Hall is ADA accessible. Students with disabilities that are scheduled to take classes in Dubose Hall should contact their instructor to request a class relocation.
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Hours of Operation [back to top]
The main information office will be open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to
10:30 p.m. and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ginter Park Center buildings will be open for scheduled Saturday classes, although the main office will be closed on the weekends.
Main contact: (804) 523-5643
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Shuttle Service and Parking [back to top]
Students taking classes at the Ginter Park Center can continue to park at the Downtown Campus parking deck, however, a 200 space lot on Westwood Avenue is available at the Center for student parking. A campus shuttle operates between the Ginter Park Center and the Downtown Campus from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The shuttle departs the Downtown Campus on the hour and depart the Ginter Park Center on the half-hour. Shuttle service is available after 4 p.m. upon request. Requests should be made with Police and Security Services
on the first floor of Lingle Hall. Shuttle service between the Ginter Park Center parking area and Lingle Hall is provided for students, staff and faculty between the hours of 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.
The Downtown Campus shuttle service stop is located on 8th Street near the parking deck. The Ginter Park Center shuttle service stop for service between the Center and the Downtown Campus will be in front of Lingle Hall.
Safety and Security — Know it Before you Need It [back to top]
A blue light emergency phone has been installed in the Center’s parking area. A JSRCC Police and Security office is located on the first level of Lingle Hall and is staffed with police and security officers who patrol grounds and respond to calls for service during hours of operation.
JSRCC Police and Security can be contacted by calling (804) 523-5219 for nonemergencies or by calling 5911 for emergencies from a JSRCC phone or (804) 523-5911 from a non-JSRCC phone or cell phone. Regular campus rules and regulations, including parking requirements, apply at the Center.
A Rich History [back to top]
Richmond’s Ginter Park has a distinguished history. It was named after 19th century entrepreneur and military officer Major Lewis W. Ginter who amassed a fortune in tobacco. He is well known in Richmond for financing the building of the Jefferson Hotel and giving to many local charities and churches. In fact, it was Ginter that brought Union Theological Seminary to the area with a gift of land in the late 1800’s.
According to the Ginter Park Residents’ Association, he purchased several hundreds of acres of land and designed a subdivision of fine homes, improved roads, installed sewer lines, enhanced landscaping and provided fresh drinking water for residents in the area now known as Ginter Park. Today the community features a variety of late 19th century and early 20th century style homes ranging from cottages to mansions. A very active residents’ association continues to work towards a common mission to promote and maintain the historic neighborhood.
In the early 20th century, Union Theological Seminary played a major role in the establishment of the Assembly’s Training School (ATS) for Lay Workers. ATS was later named the Presbyterian School of Christian Education (PSCE) in the late 1950’s. According to Union- PSCE history, both theological institutions worked together for decades to “prepare pastors and educators for work in congregations, church agencies, and other institutions of Christian service.”
Union Theological Seminary merged with the Presbyterian School of Christian Education in 1997 to create Union-PSCE, a contemporary and respected theological institution with approximately 390 students and 33 faculty members. Union-PSCE is well known for its Gothic and Victorian style academic buildings, three of which – Lingle Hall, Dubose Hall and the Newbury Center for Childhood Education – have been leased to J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College to use as swing space for a variety of humanities and business lecture classes while portions the College’s Downtown Campus are renovated.