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Living and Learning Communities

MAKE CONNECTIONS AT URI – LIVE IN A LIVING AND LEARNING COMMUNITY

What is a Living and Learning Community (LLC)? LLCs 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 LLCs 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. Academic 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 LLCs? There are many features that make LLCs successful at URI. Students take several classes in common, including a special section of URI 101 (seminar required of all first-year students) taught by staff with a special interest in helping students explore their career and 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 LLCs? Visit the LLC website of Housing and Residence Life for the most updated information about available living and learning communities. University College for Academic Success offers a LLC in Barlow Hall that is designed especially for students who are exploring their major and career options.

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 more information visit the web site of the LLC of interest.  For information about on-campus housing call 401-874-4151.

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