Psychology Discovery House

Quads, Livingston 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 in the residence hall and having a peer mentor in residence to provide help in answering all their Rutgers questions. This will assist you in exploring your interests in Psychology while bonding with fellow Rutgers students.  

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 affiliated with SAS, SEBS and RBS

Mandatory Early Move-In and Special Orientation
Students enrolled in the program will have the added benefit of being able to move in early and participate in a special orientation program on Thursday, August 30, 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.

Participation Requirements

As a participant, you will be:

  • Attending community sponsored events and monthly meetings
  • Co-enrolled in three first-year courses for the fall semester:
    • General Psychology
    • Expository Writing or Basic Comp (depending on placement)
    • FIGS:  Exploring Psychology

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 spring semester will be made available for students to consider

Application Process

There is a two-part application process for this community:


More About the Vibrant Livingston Campus!
Students accepted into the community will live in the Quads Residence Halls on the Livingston Campus. Livingston Quads 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 newly constructed Livingston Plaza.

For more information, please contact:

Ariel Leget
Assistant Director, Living-Learning Communities and Academic Initiatives





What Students Are Saying

From playing video games and sharing meals, to being able to remind each other about assignments due for shared courses and walking to exams together in solidarity, psychology house students build a strong network and a familial bond in a short period of time.

– Solangel Troncoso, Peer Mentor