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Living and Learning Communities


Choose A Living and Learning Community designed for students who are deciding on their major

In University College, our philosophy is NO MAJOR? NO PROBLEM! We recognize that many people who choose not to declare a major are multi-talented individuals who could follow any number of educational and career paths. As an “exploring student” you are invited to take part in a Living and Learning community designed specifically for URI “Undeclared” students.

What is a Living and Learning Community?

Living and Learning Communities are an integral part of the URI experience, providing students with the opportunity to live in an environment that promotes collaborative learning, embraces diversity, encourages thoughtful faculty-student interaction and works to develop a strong sense of community. Our Living and Learning communities are housed in a floor or wing of a residence hall that has been dedicated to a particular college or major. In your case, you will live with other students who are exploring majors and career choices. Acdemic Advisors come to the residence halls to meet you, and upper class peer mentors called Resident Academic Mentors (RAMs)  live alongside you in the residence halls, helping you have a great start to a college career.

Why do students choose to live in Living and Learning Communities?

There are many features that make Living and Learning Communities successful at URI. Students take several classes in common, including a special section of URI 101 (informative freshmen seminar required of all first-year students) taught by staff with a special interest in helping students explore their career/major interests. Sharing classes makes it easier to make connections, both socially and academically.  Students form natural study groups, and generally feel more connected to faculty, staff, and the university at large.

Who can choose to live in Living and Learning Communities?

Right now, students who are undecided about their major, and those in The College of Human Science and ServicesThe College of Arts and SciencesThe College of Environment and Life SciencesThe College of Engineering, and The College of Nursing may choose to live in this type of community.

 How do I live in a Living and Learning community?

Freshmen residents are automatically assigned to the LLC for their academic college, major, or program.  Residency in LLCs is provided on a first come-first served basis.  For information about on-campus housing call 401-874-4151.

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