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The Entrepreneurship Learning Community inspires and prepares innovative students from all majors to put their skills into action. Participants can jumpstart the completion of the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (similar to a minor) and have the option to live with their peers.

This learning community is partnered with the award-winning Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program, which is ranked among the top 30 undergraduate entrepreneurship programs by the Princeton Review. 

Benefits include:

  • Collaborate with students through a course called “Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation” and satisfy the first requirement for the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation 
  • Expand your creativity and innovativeness by evaluating new ideas, products, and business ventures
  • Engage with guest speakers and entrepreneurial alumni through networking opportunities designed to build community and professional development skills
  • Connect with key resources and people who can help turn your ideas into reality
  • Strengthen your sense of belonging and success at Purdue. 

It’s a great way to Turbocharge a Purdue degree and enhance career prospects and choices!Please visit the ENTR program site for more information.



This learning community is separate from "The Data Mine - Entrepreneurship Cohort". View details for this unique group here


  • First-Year beginning students admitted to any college/school/major with an interest in entrepreneurship​.

Residential Component

  • Optional. The location of learning community housing will be determined based on the incoming size and needs of the learning community. 
  • A signed housing contract is required to apply to this learning community. Once a housing contract is completed, you will indicate your learning community housing preference within the learning community application. Applications received by the priority deadline will be considered first. 
  • If you want to be placed with a preferred roommate and be admitted to a learning community with an optional residential component, both you and your roommate must apply (and be admitted) to a learning community with an optional residential component.   Students admitted to learning communities with a required residential component cannot be paired with students admitted to learning communities with an optional residential component
  • For specific question regarding learning communities, email 
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying to a learning community. If you have questions about housing, contact University Residences ( at


Full Academic Year:

If the living component is requested

Fall Semester:

If the living component is not requested

Associated Courses and Information


ENTR 20000 – Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation


No Courses


Every fee eligible student involved with a learning community (LC) at Purdue will be assessed the $200 LC fee to their university account.  These funds support activities and travel, signature LC events, housing assignments and/or course registration and instructor stipends.

Events and Activities Included:

Participants are expected to attend out-of-class activities

2-3 evening dinner events which consist of the following:

  • Introduction to Purdue campus resources
  • Interaction with faculty members and guest speakers
  • Possible short visits to area co-working spaces and/or business incubators

Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.

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