Resources for Community-Based Learning Students

In a community-based learning (CBL) class, students have responsibility for the success of the entire class.

Remember, you likely signed an informed consent form when you registered for classes. You consented to take responsibility for yourself when you participating in off-campus experiences through University of Richmond, and to abide by any rules prescribed by the University or community organization where you work. Refer to these safety guidelines for more details.

Your professor will provide specific information about the community-based learning requirements for your course. If your class requires you to choose a site in the community, be aware that it takes time to find a placement, so start the first day of class. Go over the site list your professor gives you, consider your transportation options, and then begin contacting community partners. It is likely to take more than one attempt to get matched with a site.

Be aware that community partners may have requirements to fulfill before you can begin volunteering, such as criminal background checks or medical tests. Be sure to ask about what is required before you can begin at the site.


Transportation to Service Sites

The following options are those for which the CCE can currently provide transportation support. Additional transportation information is available on the UR Transportation website.


University of Richmond Service Shuttle

Students who need University-sponsored transportation to get to their service site can request a service shuttle at the start of each semester. This is a good option if you are traveling to a service site regularly, as it may be on our shuttle schedule route already. Please try this option before any other options.

Uber Voucher Program

In some instances, the CCE will provide Uber vouchers for student use via the student's personal Uber account. To determine whether your transportation needs render you eligible for the Uber voucher program, please submit the CCE Supplemental Transportation Request form.

GRTC/#77 Bus

The GRTC is "Zero Fare" (FREE) through June 2025. Students whose service sites are accessible by the GRTC #77 bus should take this bus, which departs from the Transportation Hub/UR Student Commons. Service sites on the #77 bus route include:

  • 1708 Gallery
  • Boys to Mentoring - Cristo Rey
  • Daily Planet
  • Higher Achievement - Binford
  • RVA Futures - Thomas Jefferson HS
  • VCU (Global Ed Office, Library)
  • Visual Arts Center
  • VMFA
  • VMHC


The GRTC is "Zero Fare" (FREE) through June 2025. Students whose service sites are accessible by the GRTC Pulse bus may take this bus to their sites. Take the Daily Connector to Willow Lawn and walk to the Willow Lawn Pulse station to take the Pulse to your site.


Transportation Sustainability and Carpooling

For all transportation options, we encourage students to be mindful of their environmental footprint and transportation costs and to work together to carpool or arrange to take Ubers together if at all possible.