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About Living-Learning and Sophomore Scholars in Residence Communities

Living-Learning communities through 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 rising 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.

Earth Lodge

The Earth Lodge community is an opportunity for students who have a passion for or simply recreational appreciation of the great outdoors. The community will participate in several outdoor themed activities during the year and provide opportunities for students to achieve certifications in outdoor related activities.

UR Living Well

The UR Living Well community offers a unique shared living experience to students interested in pursuing a well-balanced life and improving their own personal health and well-being as well as that of the entire University of Richmond community. The UR Living Well community is open to sophomore, junior, and seniors at the University.

Richmond Endeavor

Open to students in the Class of 2023

The Richmond Endeavor is a full-year experience for incoming first-year students. Participants will have the opportunity to choose from one of six communities in the 2019–20 academic year.

Endeavor courses will be posted by February 1, 2019

Living-Learning for Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors

Open to students in the Class of 2020, 2021, and 2022

Earth Lodge

UR Living Well