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Living-learning communities bring together diverse groups of students, where students live and take class together, as well as have opportunities to travel, become engaged in the community, and do research together.

Each living-learning community is led by dedicated and talented faculty members who prepare the experiential learning components and provide opportunities for students to combine their academic and residential experience. Communities are designed for students to create meaningful bonds and friendships with fellow classmates and connect their interests inside and outside of the classroom.

Earth Lodge

The Earth Lodge is a sustainability related living-learning community that offers a shared living experience that moves students beyond the limits of the traditional classroom to enhance learning and promote interdisciplinary engagement and discussion. The Earth Lodge has a long tradition at Richmond, being its first living-learning communities for upper-division students.

While there is no unit-bearing course associated with the Earth Lodge, residents can expect a number of programs throughout the academic year, both on and off-campus, and have opportunities that are only available to Lodge members. Lodgers will have programming centered around four major themes: Literature Circle, Experiential Trips, Outdoor Education, and Community Engagement. 

Learn more about Earth Lodge and take some time to explore a 2017 Earth Lodge student project examining the Gambles Mill Corridor.

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