Quads, Livingston Campus

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation LLC invites first-year and transfer students who embrace and thrive on creativity, innovation and big ideas, to immerse themselves in entrepreneurship. This community will provide you the opportunity to take an idea from conception to a business plan. It will allow you to create the mindset and the networks to gain a head start in your entrepreneurship journey.

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Students accepted into the community will live in Quad III Residence Hall on the Livingston Campus. Quads offer study rooms, laundry facilities, kitchens, house lounges, as well as a main lounge. The Livingston Quads have lots of green space surrounding them and are adjacent to the Livingston Recreation Center, near Livingston Student Center, Livingston Dining Hall, and walking distance to the Louis Brown Athletic Center (RAC), the Rutgers Cinema, and the newly constructed Livingston Plaza.

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  • Build a network of likeminded leaders that will serve as a sounding board for your ideas.
  • Create a vision and blueprint to actualize your dreams and goals.
  • Learn entrepreneurial hacks and leadership skills that allow you to outperform peers and shorten your learning curve, to gain the edge that you need to achieve your goals.
  • Learn from industry leaders that have come before you.
  • Access and enroll in classes that are otherwise limited to only upper-class students. Courses will allow you to build a personal brand, unleash superpowers, develop a mentorship manifesto, and more!


  1. Open to first-year and incoming transfer students affiliated with SAS, SEBS, RBS who place into Basic Composition or higher for English testing. Transfer students do not need to take placement tests unless told by a Rutgers advisor.  
  2. Complete the supplemental application found here  


LLC Orientation

Make Rutgers home! We’d like you to begin to connect with students, faculty, and staff even before the start of classes. We intend to have an LLC orientation in late August or early September. More information to come.

Full participation and engagement in all program experiences sponsored by the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Living-Learning Community.

  • Fall: Students will be enrolled in:
    • Introduction to Entrepreneurship for 3 credits
  • Spring: Students will be enrolled in:
    • Rutgers Entrepreneurship Academy of Leadership (REAL) for 1 credit

Students will have exclusive access to sections of these classes.

Download a sample syllabus for this community. Please note: Syllabi and Instructors change over time, so this may not be the exact syllabus or course content that you will take as a future participant.

Janice Lee is one of our current Entrepreneurship and Innovation LLC members. Here she is sharing tips and tricks for getting started on the right foot at Rutgers University.

Application Process

  1. Take your placement testing ASAP if you are a first-year. Most of the communities require Basic Composition or higher and we cannot accept you into a community until we have reviewed your placement scores.
    • We will not review scores for the International LLC.
    • Business and Health and Medicine require math and English scores.
    • French Language and Culture require French scores.
  2. If you have APed out of the courses related to the LLC of your choice, this opportunity is likely not the best fit for you as you will not be able to take the courses affiliated with the LLC. You may upload scores for our office to review here.
  3. Go to oncampus.rutgers.edu for your housing application. When you arrive to the Learning Communities page on the housing application, utilize the drop-down box to select a living-learning community based on an interest area you would like to explore. Remember you must live in the designated residence hall and take the associated course(s) in order to participate in our LLCs. The priority deadline for applications is June 7, but we will accept applications after this date if there is space.  BE SURE TO REVIEW THE REQUIREMENTS AND ELIGIBILITY SECTIONS BEFORE YOU APPLY FOR A COMMUNITY THROUGH THE HOUSING APPLICATION.
  4. The following LLCs require a brief supplemental application in addition to the housing application. The supplemental application can be found here for: Entrepreneurship and Innovation LLC, Business Discovery House, and Health and Medicine.
  5. After we check your scores and review your housing and supplemental application (if applicable) we will notify you via email whether your application has been accepted or declined. Ensure the email you list on your application is one you can check after you’ve graduated from your current institution/left your previous institution.  If your application is accepted, you will be automatically enrolled in the LLC if there is a COMPLETED housing application on file.  If you wish to no longer participate it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to immediately respond to our email and make us aware of your wish to decline the LLC. If we decline your application, you will be provided an opportunity to apply for a different LLC if space and time allows.  Generally, the earlier you apply, the sooner we can notify you.
  6. SAS Transfer Knights LLCs are not found on the Housing application as they are an invite-only community. If you are eligible, you will be emailed by the Transfer Center.

For general information, please submit an interest form.

You may also contact Alfred Blake, Assistant Director, Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Programs: ablake@business.rutgers.edu