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Students with a major in the School of Business are invited to consider the Business Living and Academic Learning Community. Located in the middle of campus in South Complex, members will be steps away from the Union, the Foster Fitness Center, and Colden Hall, the academic building that houses the Booth School of Business.  Members of the community gain insight from successful business professionals, tour local businesses, some priority course scheduling, and participate in experiential learning opportunities. The community provides additional opportunities to discuss various career possibilities and engage with faculty from the School of Business.

South Complex

community located in South Complex

Benefits of residing in the academic community include:

Enjoy organized activities and presentations centered on academic-based topics

Connect with first-year freshmen with the same academic interest

Experience increased interaction with academic support services and faculty to improve academic success

Discover social interactions with academic-based student organizations to help develop a sense of belonging

How to apply

Apply to a community

Complete and submit the Apply for Housing form

Apply for a Fall 2018 community by completing your housing application in CatPAWS and submitting the $50 prepayment. As you begin the housing application, select the Living and Academic Learning Community application. Please contact the Office of Residential Life for questions related to the housing application. For questions on the LALC initiative, please contact the Student Success Center at 660.562.1726.

Community Details

Who Lives in the Community?

The following majors from the School of Business can live in the Business Living and Academic Learning Community:

  • Accounting
  • Business economics
  • Business management
  • Business meta major
  • Corporate finance
  • Economics
  • Financial management
  • Financial services
  • International business
  • Marketing
  • Organizational behavior and human resources management

Residence Hall

The Business Living and Academic Learning Community is located on the third floor of South Complex.

Located near the Union, South Complex offers pod-style living. Each floor features a kitchenette, laundry room, balcony or patio, lounge with wireless Internet access, study room and meeting room.


  • Accounting I
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Composition I

Meet the Academic Coordinators

Dr. Deborah Toomey

Dr. Deborah Toomey

Assistant Professor

Phone: 660.562.1053