Quads, Livingston Campus
The Business 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 acclimating to Rutgers.

This is a community for students who have a strong interest in any field in business and closely related fields.  Students gain advantages in areas that help them academically, as well as build important skills that will allow them to succeed in the field of business e.g. networking, interviewing.

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More About Livingston Campus
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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Programming for this community has included:

  • How to stand out at career fairs — Preparing for RU careers fairs in advance, during the fair and then what to do after
  • One Major = Many Career Options – Review of major options and different career paths
  • The Importance of Internships – Review of gaining experience through internships, as well as how to get an internship
  • What is networking?  — Importance of networking and different strategies
  • Connection with faculty and staff outside of the classroom
  • Attendance at the involvement fair
  • Participation in social events as a community e.g. football games

Please note: Applications for the Business Discovery House are available by invitation only. Eligible students will be sent an email invitation to submit an online application.

To be eligible, students must:

  1. Enroll in SAS, RBS, or SEBS.
  2. Place into Calculus (640:135) or higher and Basic Composition or Expository Writing
  3. Take a placement test ASAP to be considered for a Business Discovery House LLC application. Information: https://oirap.rutgers.edu/testplace.html

Mandatory Early Move-In and Special Orientation
Students enrolled in the program will get the added 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 AP out of any of the courses you will not be required to enroll in them and will still be eligible for this program.

Application Process

  1. Students should take the Rutgers English and Math placement test ASAP, unless you have exemptions, so that we have access to your scores. Students determined to be eligible will receive an e-mail invitation to submit an online living-learning community application for the Business Discovery House LLC. Invitations to the LLC will commence once test scores are received by the Learning Communities unit.
  2. Indicate your interest for the Business Discovery House via APA day materials.
  3. If you are chosen for the LLC, you will be placed in Quad 3 on the Livingston Campus, regardless of the campus preferences you’ve indicated in your housing application. This means that students should complete the first-year housing application at oncampus.rutgers.edu indicating their actual campus preferences, taking into account that they might not get accepted into the Business Discovery House LLC.

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