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Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Students who find themselves driven to dream up new things or find themselves constantly trying to improve ways of getting stuff done will find a home in this community.

At a Glance

  • A home on campus for students who love to dream it up and get it done.
  • Students live together in East Quad housing
  • Participate in fun and unique opportunities to learn from peers and mentors about the life of an entrepreneur in a society that rewards innovation, initiative and perseverance.


What Makes This Community Different

Students in this community have access to opportunities that will encourage and stimulate not only their creative instincts but also the drive to bring together the resources to get the job done. Students in the community will be able to access the following:

  • Invitation-only networking events with successful entrepreneurial speakers
  • Priority access to entrepreneurial mentors
  • Field trips to local entrepreneurial companies
  • Internship opportunities
  • Networking with local business leaders and policy-makers
  • Priority access to the annual Entrepreneurship Showcase


Take Classes With Your Peers

E&I students can take courses together, called linked courses, that cover a shared interest or fulfill a major requirement.

Linked Courses

  • UNIV 101
  • COLA 298: Special Topics in the Liberal Arts-Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise

Why First-Year Interest Groups?

Research shows students who take courses within their learning community are more likely to take ownership of their academic career and be more engaged with their community.


Community Types

These are themed, building-wide learning communities staffed by a faculty member who is an expert in the theme. Students get in-depth experience with their community topic, and gain a greater understanding of how to apply that experience outside the classroom and after they graduate.

These are academically focused communities where students live near each other and take major classes together. This helps students connect with others who have similar interests, gives them an opportunity to form relationships outside the classroom and gives them access to academic support when they need it.

Applying to Join This Community

Incoming Students: Submit your housing application, available on the housing portal via on February 15, and follow instructions to apply for a faculty principal community.

Continuing Students: Information about sign-up for Fall 2022 will be available in the Fall of 2021.


Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.