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Law and Political Science Discovery House
The Law and Political Science 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 answering all those Rutgers questions. It is a thriving academic and social community that will allow you to engage in programs that will allow you to explore the academic and non-academic involvement opportunities within political science, access to a variety of resources and develop lasting friendships!
Programming for this community in the past has included:
- Land your dream internship
- Attending the involvement fair
- Resume workshops and career panels
- Study survival tips
- Successful time management
- Participate in social events as a community e.g. football games
Open to first-year students affiliated with SAS, RBS and SEBS
Mandatory 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 Friday, August 31, 2018. 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:
- Law and Politics (Sample Syllabus here. 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.)
- Expository Writing or Basic Composition (depending on placement)
- FIGS: Exploring Law and Political Science
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.
- Optional courses for the spring semester will be made available for students to consider.
There is a two-part application process for this community:
- Register the Law & Political Science Discovery House Living-Learning Community as your first choice on the online housing application on the Enrollment Pathway.
- Complete a Living-Learning Community application here by the Priority Deadline of June 11, 2018.
More About the Vibrant Livingston Campus!
Students accepted into the community will live in the Quads Residence Halls on the Livingston Campus. The Quads are a residence for first-year students and offer study rooms, laundry facilities, kitchens, house lounges as well as a main lounge. The Quads have lots of green space surrounding them, 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 recently constructed Livingston Plaza.
For more information, please contact:
Assistant Director, Living-Learning Communities and Academic Initiatives