Quads, Livingston Campus
The Law and Political Science Discovery House is a self-selected group of first-year students who will enjoy the benefits of sharing common residential and academic experiences while making new friends, exploring common interests, and being a part of a close community of peers. Students will benefit from special programs in the residence hall, and having a peer mentor in residence to provide help in answering all those Rutgers questions. It is a thriving academic and social community that will allow you to engage in programs that will allow you to explore the academic and non-academic involvement opportunities within political science, access to a variety of resources and develop lasting friendships!

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More About Livingston Campus!
Students accepted into the community will live in Quad III Residence Hall on the Livingston Campus. The Quads are a residence for first-year students and offer study rooms, laundry facilities, kitchens, house lounges as well as a main lounge. The Quads have lots of green space surrounding them, 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 recently constructed Livingston Plaza.

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Programming for this community in the past has included:

  • Land your dream internship
  • Attending the involvement fair
  • Resume workshops and career panels
  • Study survival tips
  • Successful time management
  • Participate in social events as a community e.g. football games

Open to first-year students affiliated with SAS, RBS and SEBS

Students must place into Basic Composition or higher for English testing

Mandatory Early Move-In and Special Orientation
Students enrolled in the program will get the added advantage/benefit of being able to move in early and participate in a special orientation program in August. This will provide first-years the chance to explore the Rutgers campus, get familiar with the bus system, and find their classes in advance.

As a participant, you will be:

  • Attending community sponsored events and monthly meetings
  • Co-enrolled in three first-year courses for the fall semester:

Note:  At your academic planning and advising day, you will be able to choose 2-3 other classes toward your academic interests. This is a perfect balance because it allows you to be both part of a smaller community and have access to all other Rutgers course offerings as well. If you complete any advanced placement and place out of any of the courses you will not be required to enroll in them and will still be eligible for this program.   

  • Optional courses for the spring semester will be made available for students to consider.

Application Process

Incoming First Year Students 
Select Law and Political Science Living-Learning Community from the drop-down list on the online housing application, which can be found at oncampus.rutgers.edu. Priority deadline to select your LLC is May 16. Learning Communities staff will contact you regarding any follow-up inquiries that we have. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis until LLCs are filled. An essay is no longer required for this community.

For more information, please submit an interest form or call 848-932-4371 to speak with a staff member.