Computer Science Living Learning Community (Busch Campus)

The Douglass-SAS-DIMACS Computer Science Living-Learning Community 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. The Douglass-SAS-DIMACS Computer Science Living-Learning Community offers students the opportunity to explore educational themes outside the classroom. Additional interaction with faculty outside the classroom will help students build relationships with their professors. Students who live together to focus around a common intellectual purpose have better opportunities to reinforce their academic goals. This community integrates opportunities to network with faculty, industry, and government experts in computer science while promoting diversity and inclusion in the field.

Programming in this community is expected to include:

  • Introduction to Rutgers University tour and connecting with professors in Computer Science department
  • Computer Science undergraduate student advice panel on course selection, majors to choose and potential research/volunteering opportunities
  • Enroll in a 1 credit course that explores innovative and real-world applications of computer science
  • Undergraduate sciences study skills workshop-- A collaborative session with fellow residents in which you get the opportunity to assess your studying habits with peers, and then learn about the critical and efficient techniques many undergraduate science majors use for mastering any and all sciences courses
  • Participate in social events and involvement fairs

Eligibility requirements

 To be eligible, students must:

  1. Be a First Year student and Enroll in DRC
  2. Have intent to major in Computer Science.

Early Move-In and Special Orientation

Students enrolled in the program will get the added advantage/benefit of being able to move in early with other Douglass Communitites and participate in a special orientation program that 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:
    • Knowledge and Power: Issues in Women’s Leadership
    • Introduction to Computer Science (111)

  Eligibility Process:

  • Students must enroll in DRC and select this community as their housing choice when completing their housing application. Apply for housing at or go direct to Apply for Housing.
  • Acceptance letters will commence mid May and will be ongoing as placement test scores are re reviewed.


For more information, please contact:

Cynthia Sanchez-Gomez

Director; Douglass-SAS-DIMACS Computer Science Living Learning Community 

Director; Douglass-DIMACS Computing Corps

Douglass Project for Rutgers Women in Math, Science and Engineering

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey