Business Living-Learning Community

The new Business LLC is designed to serve students who want to pursue business as a field of study, seek to enhance their interest in business, or want to develop a foundational understanding of how business interacts with other fields.

Business LLC Fall Orientation

The Fall Orientation for Business LLC students takes place August 21–23. Find out more and register by August 1.

About the Business LLC

The Business Living-Learning Community is a collaboration between University Housing and the Gies College of Business. Residents will work together to explore business practices and engage in problem-solving and extracurricular activities that provide real-world context and experience. Students can enhance their learning through partnerships with faculty, staff, and leaders from various facets of the business world. 


The new Business LLC is located on the fourth floor of our newest residence hall, Wassaja Hall. The hall is named Wassaja for the birth name of Carlos Montezuma, the University's first Native American graduate and a leader in advocating for Native American rights. 

Wassaja Hall is located in the Ikenberry Commons in Champaign, and it's just two blocks from the Business Instructional Facility (BIF) and other business classrooms. 

Who Can Participate?

Any student pursuing a business degree or those from any major seeking to enhance their expertise in business.

Selection Process

Current students may choose the Business LLC during Housing Sign-Up.

New, incoming students must write an essay to apply for the LLC and be approved to choose the Business LLC if available spaces remain during new student Room Selection.

Programs and Features

Business LLC residents will benefit from access to special courses, guest speakers, and resources to strengthen their development as a future business professional. There will be sections of business-related courses offered in nearby classrooms that residents can attend. Curricular and co-curricular aspects of the LLC will be designed around developing a business mindset that is global, goal-driven, resilient, integrity-centered, and analytic.