About Living-Learning and Sophomore Scholars in Residence Communities

Living-Learning communities, such as the Sophomore Scholars in Residence and Richmond Endeavor programs, bring together a diverse group of students for a year-long experience, where students live and take class together, as well as have opportunities to travel, become engaged in the community, and do research together.

Students should expect to be challenged academically, be pushed outside their comfort zone, and be committed to fully participating in the community. Students will find a distinctive experience, a supportive community of peers and mentors, and opportunities to connect what they learn in the classroom to the "real world."

The Richmond Endeavor

The Richmond Endeavor is a distinctive living-learning experience for first-year students. The Richmond Endeavor is 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.

Sophomore Scholars in Residence

The Sophomore Scholars in Residence (SSIR) program, designed exclusively for sophomores, has become a hallmark program at the University of Richmond. Each year, 25% of the sophomore class participates in the ten communities within the program.