Business Living-Learning Community

The 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

Orientation for Fall 2020 will occur Tuesday, August 18, through Thursday, August 20. The Orientation program is an optional opportunity for Business LLC residents to move in early, participate in fun and exciting activities, and get to know your new home and campus. Orientation will be something you won’t want to miss, as it is usually one of the best of times for first year students in living learning communities. For a small fee that covers early arrival housing and meals, you will be some of the first students to arrive on campus, which gives you a head start on making friends and building connections with future faculty!

Check back in Spring 2020 for information on how to register for orientation. 

About the Business LLC

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


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


See the rates for 2019–2020 to live in Wassaja Hall.

Business LLC residents pay an additional fee of $300 for the academic year to support the co-curricular and extracurricular learning opportunities offered in this community.