Psychology Discovery House

Psychology Discovery House Students

Judson Suites, Busch Campus

The Psychology 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 and having residence life staff provide assistance with your transition to Rutgers. The LLC will assist you in exploring your interests in Psychology while bonding with fellow Rutgers students. Students accepted into the community will live in Judson Suites on the Busch Campus.

Programming in this community has included the following:

  • New York City trip for Psychology Conference on Behavioral Research and graduate program tours
  • Now O’Clock – Time Management program
  • Don’t Flake Out — Effective goal-setting program
  • Psych  101 – Quiz game on material learned in Psychology classes
  • The MAJOR workshop – Exploration of major options and resources for finding summer opportunities
  • Research lab tours
  • Participation in group study events including “General Psych Jeopardy”
  • Attendance at the involvement fair
  • Participation in social events as a community e.g. football games
  • Open to first-year students within all undergraduate schools. 
  • Take the placement test ASAP (if applicable) so that we may review your scores: 
  • Students must place into 01:355:101 Expository Writing/College Writing, 01:333:104 College Writing Extended or AP out for English testing
  • Select Psychology LLC on the Housing application.
  • 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. More information to come.

As a participant, you will be:

  • Attending community sponsored events and mentoring conversations
  • Register yourself for a specific LLC section of the following in the fall:
    • General Psychology
    • First-Year Interest Group Seminar (FIGS) on Psychology
  • Register yourself for a specific section of one spring semester course:
    • Personality Psychology or Social Psychology (our office determines which class and will provide you with the specific section information)
  • Live-In residence
  • Download a sample syllabus for this community. Please note: Syllabi change over time, so this may not be the exact course content that you will take as a future participant.

Student Testimonials

“The short meetings that the LLC mentor holds to discuss any questions we have about classes and our future goals are helpful for me to understand what I want to do with psychology.”
“I struggled a bit with knowing what I wanted to do. My LLC assisted by showing me that there is no set path right now and there are a plethora of different ways one could dive into their future." 
“I thought I would have a hard time meeting new people outside of the friends I had from high school, but being in the LLC gave me the opportunities to meet new people.”
“A challenge I faced was trying to organize my schedule so that my social and academic lives were balanced. My LLC assisted in trying to make me comfortable with the environment around me so I wouldn't feel pressured.”

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