French Language & Culture Living-Learning Community

Wessels and Leupp Halls, Bishop Quad *, College Avenue Campus
Students in this vibrant, fun, and engaging residential environment are exposed to French language and culture through events and activities that take place both in and outside of the residence hall. If you are interested in learning about French language and culture through a unique experience, then this learning community is for you!   This community can also help prepare students for study abroad.  Students will live in Wessels and Leupp Halls on the College Avenue Campus, adjacent to downtown New Brunswick with theaters, restaurants, student-friendly shopping, and the NJ Transit train station for easy access to NYC and Philadelphia.  Wessels Hall and Leupp Hall  are in the heart of the College Avenue Campus in the scenic Bishop Quad area.


  • Open to all class years and all majors, including transfer students
  • Students must have completed one year of college French or the attainment of the equivalent level on the placement exam
  • For current students:  If you are enrolled in 01:420:121 or 01:420:102 and above you are eligible.
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 on September 1, 2017.  This will provide first-years the chance to explore the Rutgers campus, get familiar with the bus system, and find their classes in advance, and upper-class students the chance to return early and settle in accordingly.
Participation Requirements

Students will participate in the following:

Fall and Spring: 
  • French Cultural Experience course  (1.5 credits) 01:420:298:01 (09674).  Meets Tuesday nights in Leupp 7:40pm - 9:00pm
  • Attend community sponsored events and activities

Programs and Activities

The French LLC will host French Movie Nights, and students will have the opportunity to visit French theater, musical productions, film screenings and other cultural events! There are also informal dinners and gatherings to attend and students will get connected to the French Department Faculty.

Programming in the past has included:
  • Trip to Princeton University for theatrical presentation of La Comedie-Française.
  • French Movie Night: "Ne le dis à Personne"
  • Attending performance of Cyrano de Bergerac at the Philip J. Levin Theater
  • Participation in French Club Meetings and activities
  • Game nights, informal dinners,  lunches and gatherings etc
Application Process
First-years and incoming transfers:
  • You must take the French language placement exam to determine eligibility.  To sign up visit http://www.french.rutgers.edu/undergraduate/french-placement-testing
  • Register French Language and Culture Living-Learning Community as your first choice on the online housing application on the Enrollment Pathway.
  • Complete a living-learning community application (APPLICATION FOR INCOMING FIRST YEARS AND TRANSFERS IS CURRENTLY CLOSED)
  • Living-Learning Communities staff will contact you via email to schedule a follow-up phone conversation
Current Students:
Complete an application here by January 2, 2018, 11:59pm
For more information contact:
Ariel Leget
Assistant Director, Living-Learning Communities and Academic Initiatives
E-mail: rulc@echo.rutgers.edu
Phone:  848-932-4371
For more information about French Department and requirements, please contact:
Mary Shaw
E-mail: maryshaw@rci.rutgers.edu

What Students Are Saying

The French LLC is good because it provides students with the opportunity to practice their French and learn about French culture, freely, without the pressures of a work intensive classroom.

– Chelsea Sumner, member of the French Community