Living-Learning for First-Year Students
In addition to traditional residential options, the University of Richmond offers first-year students a number of living-learning communities in which students with common interests live together and share a number of outside-the-norm experiences that take their education far beyond the classroom. These communities are designed for students to create meaningful bonds and friendships with their fellow classmates, develop a relationship with a faculty member during their first year at Richmond, and connect their interests both inside and outside of the classroom.
We offer living-learning communities for first-year students that are both single-gender communities, as well as co-ed communities. These communities are grouped together in a section of the hall around common spaces and lounges that help facilitate bonding and programming.
No matter the first-year living-learning communities, students can expect to:
- Enroll in a one–unit course in the fall semester, either a first-year seminar or course that fulfills a general education requirement, led by a faculty member
- Have a shared Fall Break experience in Richmond that allows students to explore the city of Richmond, as well as engage in their course topic through experiential learning
- Engage with the University's One Book, One Richmond program in the spring semester by attending the lecture by the book's author, as well as participating in a discussion group in their community
- Have fun, meet other first-year students, and engage with faculty outside of the classroom
Programs available to Westhampton College students
Programs available to Richmond College students
Programs available to both Richmond and Westhampton College students (co-ed)
American City, American Culture
Civic Journalism and Social Justice
Live from Russia: Introduction to Russian Language and Culture
Narratives of Identity and Relationship
Wrongful Convictions in Modern America