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Brown Hall, West Campus

Eligibility: Eligibility requirements are listed at the bottom of this page.

The Living Learning Community (LLC) and the Freshman Interest Groups (FIG) are great opportunities for College of Business students to get to know other business students and get involved with the College.

FIG and LLC students interact with faculty and staff from the college on a more informal basis, and have the opportunity to live with returning business students. Any College of Business student can elect to live in the LLC, and first-year students who want to take their involvement to the next level may elect to also be part of one of the Freshman Interest Groups, or FIGs.

FIG students have additional opportunities available to them. There are two Freshman Interest Groups, and both are nested within the LLC so there’s no need to choose between the LLC and the FIG! If you are selected to be one of the FIG students, you will be part of a group of 20 first-year students who live together and enroll in 4-5 of the same classes in the fall semester. The specific FIG classes/sections are exclusively reserved for the FIG students.

Additionally, FIG students have weekly lunch meetings where, together with faculty and staff from the College, they can discuss pertinent issues. These lunch meetings are planned to meet the changing needs of students adapting to their first semester of college, and include discussions, special events, guest speakers, career and professional development opportunities, and more!

If you have questions about eligibility or would like more information about a specific LLC, contact the individual listed below. For general LLC information, contact the University Housing Education & Outreach office at 618.453.7535 or email at


Rachel Richey, 618.453.7494 or

FIG 1: College of Business - Accounting (It All Adds Up)

This is a School of Accountancy FIG, which is nested within the Business Living Learning Community in Brown Hall on West Campus. Sections and Course Registration Numbers (CRNs) below are restricted to students participating in FIG #1.

Course Meeting Time Meeting Days Course Registration Number (CRN)
BUS 101-001 9:00 - 9:50am MW CRN# 67317
ENGL 101-029 10:00 - 10:50 am MWF CRN# 63568
CMST 101 025 1:00 - 1:50pm MWF CRN# 66358
PHIL 104 009 10:00 - 10:50am TR CRN# 63832
2:00 - 2:50pm R

You will be placed in a MATH course based on your score on the Math Placement Test.

FIG 2: College of Business - General (It All Adds Up Too)

This FIG is for any student in the College of Business, and is located on the second floor of Brown Hall on West Campus (nested within the College of Business LLC). Sections and CRNs below are restricted to FIG #2

Course Meeting Time Meeting Days Course Registration Number (CRN)
BUS 101-002 11:00 - 11:50am MW CRN# 67318
ENGL 101 030 10:00 - 10:50am MWF CRN# 63569
CMST 101 026 1:00 - 1:50pm MWF CRN# 66359
PHIL 104 006 10:00 - 10:50AM TR CRN# 63829
1:00 - 1:50pm R

You will be placed in a MATH course based on your score on the Math Placement Test.

LLC Eligibility
The College of Business LLC is open to students with any major in the College of Business including Accounting, Business Economics (Department of Finance), Finance, Management, Marketing, and Business Undecided.

LLC Eligibility Exceptions
First consideration for the College of Business LLC in Brown Hall is given to business majors. Requests for exceptions should be directed to the College of Business. Review of non-business student requests will begin after July 1.

FIG Eligibility
Students with a business major and completed University Housing contract may be considered for the Freshman Interest Group (FIG) program. Invitations for consideration to participate in the FIG will be emailed directly to students after the College is notified of the completed housing contract, space permitted. Students must respond and notify the College they would like to be considered for the FIG. Students will be selected based on housing contract date, ACT composite score, ACT math and English sub scores, and high school GPA. Students will be emailed regarding their acceptance into the FIG. We will continue to accept names for consideration until the program is full. FIG students must register for all FIG classes/sections, unless they have a previous college credit for that particular course or AP credit, etc.