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Sophomore Scholars in Residence and Living-Learning Communities Application for 2017-2018

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 deadline for the 2017–18 academic year for Sophomore Scholars in Residence, Earth Lodge, Global House, and La Casa Hispánica is February 1, 2017.

Incoming first-year students will find the application for first-year living-learning 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:

Gender:

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 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.
Name:
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 three 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 2020:

Arts in Action
Crusades and the Holy War
Documenting Richmond
Human Rights and Modern-Day Slavery
A Life Worth Living
Longevity and Happiness
Out of the Sea
Producing Opera
The Great War
The System

Programs Available to Students of the Classes of 2018, 2019, and 2020

Earth Lodge

 Global House

 La Casa Hispánica

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:
 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.

Supplemental Questions

If you applied for the Local to Global or La Casa Hispánica communities, please complete the following supplemental questions. If you did not, please skip this section and submit your application.  

Earth Lodge Supplemental Question

If you applied for the Earth Lodge, please indicate which semester you are applying to live within the community:

Global House Supplemental Question

If you applied for the Global House, please indicate which semester you are applying to live within the community:

La Casa Hispánica Supplemental Questions

If you applied for La Casa Hispánica, please indicate which semester you are applying to live within the community:

How would you describe your proficiency of the Spanish language?

Key Dates

February 1, 2017

Participant Applications due

February 11, 2017

SSIR and Living Learning Interview Day

February 15, 2017

Offers to join communities are made

February 20, 2017

Students must complete their participation contract

February 27—March 3, 2017

First community meetings

Applying for Year or Semester

If you are interested in one of the Sophomore Scholars communities, you are not able to study abroad, as participating in a SSIR community is a full-year commitment.

Students applying for Earth Lodge, Global House, or La Casa Hispánica may study abroad either semester; in order for students to study abroad in Fall 2017 and reside in the community in Spring 2018, there must be a student (of the same gender) who lived in the community Fall 2017 and studying abroad in Spring 2018.

Housing Accommodations

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, 2017. 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.