VCU Transform

About VCU Transform

VCU Transform is the new VCU living-learning program for undergraduate students of sophomore status or above. VCU Transform students will develop as local, national, and global leaders through experiential learning in leadership studies, community engagement, and global competency. Opening in Fall 2021, students will build skills through a specialized curriculum, co-curricular activities, and a community-focused residential experience. Students who participate and complete the VCU Transform Living-Learning Program will receive a Certificate of Completion in Leadership Studies and Experiential Learning.

Why should I join?

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.  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, 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 co-curricular engagement
  • Enroll in a 9-12 credit course curriculum
  • Create and submit an ePortfolio

How to Apply

Applications opened on October 12 and will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Living-Learning Programs Merge

DSA announces the merging of living-learning programs into VCU Transform.

Read the Announcement

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