Why Enroll at Douglass


Douglass Residential College invites Rutgers—New Brunswick undergraduate women, from the newly admitted to those in the middle of their junior year, to enroll in the college. At Douglass, we believe that women have the power to achieve all their dreams—and we give them the tools to succeed both academically and professionally.

At Douglass, we cultivate academic and career skills that empower women and prepare them to excel in the opportunities and challenges of the 21 st century. Through extensive mentoring, research, academic and career opportunities, and our vibrant living-learning communities, students find their voice and passions.

Douglass provides an intellectual community to inspire women to learn, lead, and live with conviction, creativity, and critical thinking. Three pillars support Douglass’ Office of Academic Programs: research, service, and the arts. Students experience their place in the world through experiences inside and outside of the classroom. This makes all the difference in providing our students with an education that prepares them for success in the professional world. Douglass empowers women to pursue the careers they want.

As a part of Douglass, you gain a lively and caring community of staff and peers, and specialized academic programs to support you on your educational journey. We require you live on the Douglass campus or in an off campus living-learning community for at least one year (with the exception of commuters and current Honors College students) and take the Douglass Mission Course (Women’s and Gender Studies majors or minors have the potential to waive this course). We know the powerful growth that occurs when our students are surrounded by their diverse, passionate, and driven peers and introduced to concepts on which they can build their educational foundation.

We encourage you to claim your Douglass education and embrace the opportunities it offers. We call it the Douglass Difference.

How to Enroll in Douglass

We invite any Rutgers University–New Brunswick undergraduate women students to enroll in Douglass Residential College. You can do so any time between your admittance to the university and the middle of your junior year at Rutgers. The process to enroll is just slightly different if you’re just starting or if you’re already a Rutgers student.

As part of Douglass, you gain a lively and supportive community, great leadership programs, and additional opportunities for scholarships to support your Rutgers education. What’s required of you:

  • Live on the Douglass campus for at least one year or in a Douglass living learning community on another Rutgers campus (Except commuters and current Honors College students)
  • Take the Douglass Mission Course. If you are a declared major or minor in Women's and Gender Studies, we may be able to waive the requirement.


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