Your VCU Experience


VCU Transform is the 2-year Living-Learning Program for students who want to explore their leadership potential and become engaged as change-makers in their local communities.

Students will build skills through activities and coursework while living in guaranteed apartments in the West Grace North Residence Hall.  Students who complete the VCU Transform Living-Learning Program will receive a Certificate of Completion in Leadership Studies and Experiential Learning.

VCU LEAD students standing in front of RAM Horns


Is the Transform Living-Learning Program for Me?

Students should consider VCU Transform as they look for a place to build a community, challenge themselves, and grow in their time at VCU.

VCU Transform provides important experiential learning opportunities that support students' career goals and fulfill VCU REAL (relevant, experiential, applied learning) requirements as a level-4 experience.  But most importantly, you are living and learning with your peers, who help support you and guide you through this shared experience.  With a staff of engaged and invested professionals working in the building you live in, the community we build will guide you to achieve your goals and make an impact during your time in the program.

Who is Eligible for VCU Transform?

Any undergraduate student interested in developing their understanding of leadership through a variety of contexts. Candidates must have completed their first year and have at least two years left to complete at VCU.

Requirements of VCU Transform:

  • Commit to a 2-year living-learning program
  • Reside in West Grace North Residence Hall
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Complete 60 hours of beyond-the-classroom activities
  • Enroll in a 9-12 credit course curriculum
  • Complete a pathway experience (internship, study abroad, peer leadership, research, entrepreneurship, or community service)
  • Create and submit an ePortfolio




How to Apply

Applications for the 2023-2024 cohort will open on October 10, 2022.  Please check back soon to apply!


Join us to learn more at an Open House this fall! 

In-person open houses will take place in West Grace North Residence Hall.

Virtual Open Houses will be through zoom:


September 20, 5-6pm

September 28, 12-1pm (Virtual)

October 7, 4-6pm

October 14, 3-5pm (Virtual)

October 28, 4-5pm

November 14, 6-7pm

November 17, 12-1pm (Virtual)




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