VCU offers two sponsored living-learning programs at the undergraduate level designed to allow students to enjoy an immersive experience in a particular area and earn a certificate of completion. Through a combination of coordinated interdisciplinary course work, cocurricular activities and a residential experience, over a two-year commitment, students gain a breadth and depth of learning that prepares them to be world-ready.

VCU INNOVATE uses academic course work and cocurricular activities to enhance the experience of students enrolled in the Certificate in Product Innovation and/or the Certificate in Venture Creation. Students enroll in four one-credit courses over a two-year residency and complete a portfolio in order to fulfill the certificate of completion.

VCU Transform is a living-learning program dedicated to the development of current and future leaders through academic course work and cocurricular activities. The vision of VCU Transform is to cultivate servant leaders who transform lives and impact communities locally and globally.