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Engineering Living Learning Communities

“Choosing to live in the Engineering Living and Learning Community was the best choice I made in coming to URI. I’m so thankful to have had this opportunity.” – ELLC resident

What is the ELLC (Engineering Living and Learning Community)?

The College of Engineering ELLC offers a dynamic and engaging living environment that promotes personal growth and academic success with a strong support network. Freshman engineering students live together in four centrally located campus residence halls, directly benefiting from peer support and programming designed especially for them. The ELLC started in 2007 and is a highly acclaimed model for student success that you definitely want to be a part of!

The engineering RAMs and the ELLC programs provide support for all freshman engineering students. It does not matter if you live in another residence hall on campus or if commute to campus: the ELLC is there for you – the resources and programs at the ELLC are open and available to all engineering freshman. Be sure to participate regularly and take advantage of the various resources, programs, and integrated support network that will help you succeed as a URI engineering student.

Meet the Engineering RAMs (Resident Academic Mentors)

“It was very helpful having the mentors living in the dorms with us as new freshmen. Their doors were always open and they were always available to help.” - ELLC resident

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Two RAMs live in each of our four ELLC residence halls: Hutchinson, Peck, Merrow, and Tucker. These upperclass engineering students serve as peer mentors for engineering freshmen living in ELLC residence halls as well as engineering freshman residing in other residence halls or who live off campus. The RAMs are an integrated team that provides academic support to underclassmen and are their direct connection with the College of Engineering. Find out more about your 2014-2015 RAMs.

Joining the ELLC Community of Scholars

Incoming freshmen who have been admitted with engineering as their major (including undeclared engineering) and request on-campus housing are automatically eligible for assignment to an ELLC residence hall. In addition, students designated as Wanting Engineering are eligible for placement in the ELLC.

ELLC students are typically assigned to double rooms.  

Note: Selecting more than one roommate may exclude you from the ELLC. If this is your situation, and you still wish to join the ELLC contact Mrs. Deb Bergner (see below) to discuss your options.

However, please note that placement in our ELLC residence halls is not guaranteed, and all rooms are assigned based on the date of receipt of housing deposit and space availability. Therefore, we encourage you to submit your housing deposit early. All first year on-campus residence hall room assignments are done in July of each year.

Contact Us

ELLC Residence Halls: For any additional questions regarding the ELLC residence halls (including those about room assignments, facilities, deadlines, etc.), please contact:

By e-mail or phone:  Mrs. Deb Bergner, Coordinator, HRL/Educational Programs, Housing and Residential Life, at debbergner@uri.edu, or +1.401.874.4151.

ELLC Programs: For any additional questions regarding the ELLC programs (including those about the RAMs-Resident Academic Mentors, support network, program schedule and details, etc.), please contact:

By e-mail or phone:

-Mrs. Kristine Buss, College of Engineering Advisor and Liaison, at kbuss@uri.edu, or +1.401.874.5890
-Mr. Jared Abdirkin, College of Engineering Advisor, at  jabdirkin@mail.uri.edu, or +1.401.874.2512.

How to Become an ELLC Resident Academic Mentor (RAM)

ELLC Resident Academic Mentors (RAMs) are trained upper class engineering students (sophomores and above) who live in our ELLC residence hall communities. They are actively engaged academic leaders who help freshman engineering students succeed. To learn more about becoming an ELLC RAM during the next academic year, please contact Mrs. Kristine Buss, College of Engineering Advisor and Liaison, at kbuss@uri.edu or +1.401.874.5890.

If you are interested in this challenging and rewarding leadership position, be sure to apply early!  Applications for RAM positions for the next academic year are accepted at the beginning of each spring semester, and are available through the Department of Housing and Residential Life.

 

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