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Professor Laurel Bastian speaking to Business Connect students

Residential Learning Communities

Residential learning communities are designed to build relationships among students with shared interests. Two communities are geared toward students interested in business.

Why Live in a Business Residential Learning Community?

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Live alongside business-minded peers.

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Form lasting friendships.

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Collaborate outside of the classroom.

Jumpstart your own business projects.

Business Connect

Get involved in the School of Business early and explore leadership concepts in a supportive environment. Open to all first-year direct admit students. Submit your university residence hall contract with your interest in Business Connect selected by May 15.


Be matched with student and alumni mentors and learn the ins and outs of the School, courses, and career development.

Academics and Advising

Get in-house access to programs, faculty, and academic, career, and study abroad advisors.

Foundations course

Have the option to take your required Personal & Professional Foundations in Business course with fellow residents on site.

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Business Connect residents in Ogg Hall


Dive into entrepreneurship in this living learning community open to all UW–Madison students. Submit your university residence hall contract with your interest in StartUp selected by May 15.

Diverse Community

Join a network of student entrepreneurs across a diverse range of majors and disciplines.


Participate in workshops, competitions, and connect with local entrepreneurs.

Course or seminar

Benefit from a course or seminar designed exclusively for StartUp students.

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StartUp residents in Sellery Hall

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