Quads, Livingston Campus

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation LLC invites first-year 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. The community will also provide mini-grant funding for projects and business ventures.

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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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  • 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.
  • Live in a residential environment that fosters your development and the skills needed to succeed as an entrepreneur.
  • 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 super powers, develop a mentorship manifesto, and more!
  • Close proximity and access to Rutgers Makerspace on the Livingston campus, a large collaborative workspace equipped with half a million dollars in equipment, ranging from woodwork, 3-D printing, arts and crafts, etc. Learn more: makerspace.rutgers.edu.
  • REQUIRED Exclusive Entrepreneurship Track as part of the immersive leadership retreat Discovery Program in late August – a three day, two night immersion experience in various on and off campus locations which allows students to meet industry leaders and community partners.

To be eligible, students must:

Open to first-year students affiliated with SAS, SEBS, RBS who 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 of being able to move in early and participate in a special orientation program in August.  This will provide new students the chance to get familiar with the bus system, find their classes in advance, and explore and adjust to the Rutgers Campus.

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

REQUIRED Exclusive Entrepreneurship Track as part of the immersive leadership retreat Discovery Program, in late August – a three day, two night immersion experience in various on and off campus locations which allows students to meet industry leaders and community partners.

  • 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

First-years:
This is a rolling process. We will review applications and fill spaces in the community until spaces are filled. APPLY TODAY!
1. Select Entrepreneurship and Innovation 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.
2. Complete an Entrepreneurship and Innovation LLC application. https://rutgers.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9WZi4KWMYOC4ZNj. A brief essay is required for this community.

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

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