RU-N HLLC, an innovative initiative


A Unique Living Space


Tomorrow’s thought leaders and community collaborators

COVID-19 Resources & Updates


Rutgers-Newark Chancellor Welcome Message, Fall 2020

General updates: COVID-19 Operating Status page.

The myRUN One Stop Offices on the 3rd floor of Blumenthal Hall (Offices of Financial Aid, Student Accounting & Cashiering, myRUN team, and Registrar) have enhanced virtual services to serve students for Fall 2020.

All Student Affairs offices including the Student Health Center, the Counseling Center, Disability Services, Career Development, International Student Services, Veterans Affairs, the Intercultural Resource Center, Campus Dining (including Starbucks), the PRCC, the pantryRUN, Student Life, and others are open and providing virtual appointments, walk-in hours, telemedicine and teletherapy appointments, grab and go meals, and study spaces.

– Additional academic resources can be found here.


In this unprecedented situation, we know that many students and families face increasing stressors and constraints. Remember our hearts and minds are with you in community spirit!

OUR CORE INITIATIVES HLLC is an innovative RU-N initiative that considers anew the notions of talent and excellence by revolutionizing honors, cultivating talent, and engaging communities.


Challenging and redefining the notion of “merit” to cultivate the untapped talent of increasingly diverse new generations.


Providing students with the resources and opportunities to be thought leaders within their fields, positive collaborators within their communities, and change agents in our world.


Activating intergenerational and interdisciplinary learning through dynamic curricula, to tackle local and global social issues in and outside of the classroom.

Student Spotlight

I am passionate about the issues of health care affordability and efficiency.

“I like everything about HLLC. The deans are accessible and the students are supportive – we can count on each other.”

Mayada Ahmed

Mayada Ahmed


I am passionate about raising awareness and acceptance for the LGBTQ community.

“At HLLC, I am excited by the opportunity to grow in a cohort full of amazing individuals who are passionate about succeeding and making a positive impact in the community.”

Hansier Rodriguez

Hansier Rodriguez

Biology and Public & Non-Profit Administration

I am passionate about ending racism.

“At HLLC, I am excited by the opportunity to grow in a cohort full of amazing individuals who are passionate about succeeding and making a positive impact in the community.”

Brian Siaw

Brian Siaw


I am passionate about supporting the youth in urban neighborhoods.

“I chose HLLC because of their mission to support all students no matter their race, religion, place of origin or any other identities. Being from Newark, it’s obvious that a lot of people don’t see the potential in Newark students. HLLC does.  They believe in us and our potential to accomplish each and every one of our dreams and goals.”

Stacy Tyndall

Stacy Tyndall

Criminal Justice


The Rutgers University-Newark Honors Living-Learning Community was founded in January 2015 by a collaborative and action-oriented university-wide group of stakeholders invested in connecting opportunity and excellence. 


Our Mission

At HLLC we have a mission to provide continued opportunity and prosperity to all, including those who have been systematically disenfranchised by systems of inequality.  To do this, we are committed to revolutionizing honors, cultivating talent and engaging communities.


Our Vision

We envision equitable, intergenerational, interdisciplinary, and transformative curricular experiences that seamlessly blend classroom and community.



Rutgers – Newark Impact Report

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