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VCU Transform

Living-Learning Program

VCU Transform is the living-learning program at VCU. VCU Transform works to create space and support for students to explore their leadership potential and become changemakers in their communities.  Students will build skills through a specialized curriculum, activities, and a community-focused residential experience 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.

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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-cassroom 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


Upcoming Recruitment Events

Open Houses @ West Grace North Residence Hall

October 19, 4-5pm

November 5, 6-7pm


You can also find VCU Transform on the compass and the commons throughout the semester.  Come check us out and see how you fit into our amazing community.


How to Apply

Applications will open on October 11, 2021 and be accepted on a rolling basis until the housing deadline in February, 2022.   

Frequently Asked Questions