Pre-Post Semester Courses

Our Spring 2018 classes and events will be available soon. In the meantime, you can review classes and events that were offered Fall 2017.

The Institute for Food Tour

Miami University’s farm, located on the university-owned, historic Austin-Magie Farm, is the heart of The Institute for Food, serving as a research and learning laboratory and a functioning business. It brings together students, faculty, and community members to forge new connections between food and farming, health and wellness, and environmental and economic sustainability.


Peggy Shaffer, Professor of History and American Studies, Co-Coordinator of the Institute for Food

Date and Location

Tuesday, September 19
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Somerville Road at intersection of Morning Sun Road, Oxford

NOTE: Heavy rain (night before or morning of tour) postpones to rain date of Friday, September 22. This tour involves walking over terrain that, due to weather conditions, could be muddy or dusty. Wear boots and clothes that can get dirty.

Discover Hamilton!


Jacob Stone, Department of Resident Services, City of Hamilton

Hamilton Urban Core Tour

Date and Location

Wednesday, September 20
10:00 a.m.–noon
Meet in Council’s Chambers, first floor,  345 High Street, Hamilton.

Take a stroll through Downtown Hamilton on this guided walking tour of High Street, showcasing the results of the last 10 years of revitalization efforts. This tour stops in at a number of shops, eateries, and community spaces along High Street and takes about 2 hours. NOTE: Must be able to walk one mile (round trip) at a leisurely pace.

Hamilton Downtown Revitalization Tour

Date and Location

Thursday, September 21
12:30– 4:30 p.m.
Meet in Council’s Chambers, first floor,  345 High Street, Hamilton.

Put on your walking shoes for this big picture tour of both High Street and Main Street! You will see the results of our revitalization efforts and learn about the vision for the future of downtown. This tour stops in at a number of shops, eateries, and community spaces. NOTE: Must be able to walk two miles (round trip) at a leisurely pace.

Parking and Rain Out Policy

Park in the George McDulin Garage, Market Street (between 2nd and 3rd Streets; first two hours free, $.75 each additional hour).

Tours held rain or shine; storms or pouring rain move tours indoors for a virtual tour. 

Lebanon Correctional Institution Tour

Located in the approximate center of 1,915 acres, the Lebanon Correctional Institution complex was constructed from 1957-60 at a cost of $12 million. It consists of forty acres within a compound, including eleven acres under one roof constructed in a “telephone pole” configuration.

Employing 500 individuals representing seventy occupations and professions, the staff provides services similar to those required to manage a small community.
The main institution can house approximately 2150 Level 3 male inmates. The camp houses approximately 194 minimum security male offenders.

The Ohio Penal Industries (OPI) operate four prison industries including the metal furniture shop, the auto license plate shop, license plate validation sticker shop, and the advanced data entry communications shop. These shops produce materials used throughout the state.

Training is offered in Adult Basic Education, General Education Development, and college-level courses through Wilmington College, as well as a number of vocational programs.
Other program areas include chapel services, a fully-staffed library, Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, psychological services, case and unit management services, recreation, and institution maintenance. Combined with the above programs, these serve to provide a sound opportunity for the inmates to develop and follow through on their rehabilitative efforts as well as gain marketable skills to use in viable employment upon their release.


Ellen Myers, Warden’s Asst./Public Information Officer

Dates and Location

Two dates, same tour. Choose only one:
Thursday, September 28; 8:30–11:30 a.m. OR
Tuesday, November 14; 8:30–11:30 a.m.
Lebanon Correctional Institution, 3791 State Route 63, Lebanon
NOTE: This tour has a considerable amount of walking and standing.

ILR events/classes involving walking/hiking/exercise may be strenuous for some. Please use discretion when registering.