Spearfish area community members will have the opportunity to observe classes at Black Hills State University this fall with the implementation of a new initiative known as the Visitor Pass.

A Visitor Pass, issued for $100 per class, allows someone who is not registered at BHSU to observe a class on an available space basis. Each person is allowed to take up to two classes per semester.

“The Visitor Pass will provide residents of this region the opportunity to expand the depth and breadth of their interests and be exposed to the outstanding faculty members leading the innovative high-quality educational opportunities at Black Hills State University,” BHSU President Kay Schallenkamp says.

She noted that people interested in obtaining a visitor pass for this fall should contact Dawn at 642-6044. Visitors can sign up and pay for a class visitation beginning Aug. 29. Classes begin Sept. 5.

The Visitor Pass program is designed to provide citizens the opportunity to visit classes without the need to complete assignments or tests. However, since the fee is significantly less than the usual tuition and fees, visitors will not participate in class activities unless invited by the instructor. This program is a non-credit offering, and participants will not be admitted to the university. No grades will be assigned and no transcripts will be available. A Visitor Pass will be issued if space is available for specific courses requested.

For more information about the Visitor Pass or to browse a list of courses offered at BHSU see www.BHSU.edu/VisitorPass.

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