Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Entrepreneurship and Innovation LLC

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.

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 Jersey Mike's Arena, the Rutgers Cinema, and the newly constructed Livingston Plaza.


  • 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 in all undergraduate schools 
  2. Take the placement test ASAP (if applicable) so that we may review your scores: https://oirap.rutgers.edu/testplace.html
  3.  Place into 01:355:101 Expository Writing/College Writing, 01:333:104 College Writing Extended or AP out for English testing. Transfer students do not need to take placement tests unless told by a Rutgers advisor.  
  4. Select Entrepreneurship and Innovation on the Housing application
  5. In order to participate in an LLC, you must live in the building in which the LLC is located

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. Students who have been accepted to the community will be provided further information on the LLC orientation date and time.

Full participation and engagement in all program experiences sponsored by the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Living-Learning Community. Students will have exclusive access to sections of these classes.

  • Fall: Students will be enrolled in:
    • Introduction to Entrepreneurship for 3 credits
  • Spring: Students will be enrolled in:
  • Live-In Residence
  • Attending community sponsored events and mentoring conversations

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.

Student Testimonials

“By being in the LLC I had access to an entrepreneurship course that helped me further my academic development.”
“A challenge that I faced as a student this year was networking, but I learned to do this through the LLC.”
“The most beneficial aspect of the LLC has been finding a quality group of friends.”

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Tips and Tricks

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