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Sophomore Scholars in Residence and Local to Global Application for 2015-2016

The faculty and staff of these living-learning communities and SSIR programs are looking for a diverse group of students for each program: athletes, international students, students who are undecided on a major, and students with a lot or with little involvement on campus thus far are encouraged to apply.

The application process for the 2015–16 academic year for Sophomore Scholars in Residence and the Local to Global program has passed.

Incoming first-year students will find the application for those communities in StarRez; admitted students will find information on how to access StarRez on the New Spiders website.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Personal Data

First Name:

Last Name:

Preferred Name:


Educational Information

Declared or Intended Major:

Cumulative GPA:

Class of:

Involvement Information

Are you a NCAA athlete? Yes No

Are you a member of or planning to be a member of a social Greek organization? Yes No

Please list the student organizations you belong to and your role:
Officer Member
Officer Member

Please list a faculty or staff member at the University that may speak to your skills, abilities, or involvement as a student at the University of Richmond.
Position at the University:

Program Interest

Please select the program(s) that you are interested in applying for; rank the program(s) that you are applying for by preference (1 = first choice, 2 = second choice, etc.). You may only apply for two programs that you are eligible for. Please note that for each program you select you need to address those programs in your responses to the questions on the next tab.

Programs Only Available to Students of the Class of 2018:

Disaster, Memory and Popular Culture
Documenting a Changing Neighborhood
Eating Locally, Thinking Globally
Global Health
Living a Life of Consequence
Living on the Frontera
Protected Lands of the American West
Salsa Meets Jazz
Stories of Work, Life and Fulfillment
Travel for Discovery

Programs Available to Students of the Classes of 2017 and 2018

Local to Global: Water

Programs Available to Students of the Classes of 2016, 2017 and 2018


Other Positions or Programs

We know that students may also be applying to other residentially based programs or leadership positions in addition to this one. Please indicate which programs or positions that you have either applied to or plan to apply to.

I have applied or plan to apply for:
Richmond College Resident Assistant
Westhampton College Resident Assistant
Resident Assistant for a Sophomore Scholars or Living-Learning community
Cultural Advisor

Short Answer Responses

Please answer the following questions completely. If you have selected multiple programs from the list on the previous tab, you should answer the question in relation to each program.

Why are you interested in becoming a member of this Living-Learning community?

What talents, skills or experiences do you possess that would benefit this community?

How does participating in this Living-Learning community complement your educational plans at the University of Richmond or any future plans?

Living-learning and SSIR communities are comprised of diverse students from various backgrounds, beliefs, interests and opinions that live and share a variety of experiences together (share a room, attend class, travel, group work, etc). Describe your expectations for a community of this nature.

If you applied for the Local to Global Program, please complete these two supplemental questions:

  1. Please list two study abroad programs that you are interested in considering for the spring 2016 semester abroad. Please refer to the provided list of recommended programs, and/or to the full list of Richmond-approved study abroad programs.
  2. Please describe why you are interested in each of these programs and how you feel studying there will enhance your experience in the L2G H20 LLC, as well as fit with your other academic goals.

Key Dates

Feb. 1, 2015
Applications are due

Feb. 7, 2015
SSIR and Living Learning Interview Day
9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Feb. 11, 2015
Students are notified

Feb. 16, 2015
Students must return their participation contract

Feb. 23–26, 2015
First community meetings

Students Seeking Accommodations in Housing

Housing accommodations are available for students whose medical related conditions or disabilities substantially limit their housing needs.  However, to be considered for such special housing, they must submit a completed disability accommodation application and documentation to the University Disability Coordinator, Dr. Tinina Cade, by January 15, 2015. Applications are accepted after these deadlines but may delay review.  Submitting a disability medical accommodation request does not automatically guarantee a space in University housing. 

Students are encouraged to consult and meet with their disability advisors each year or as indicated. Annual applications are encouraged should there be changes in accommodation needs and medical conditions.