The College of Pharmacy offers a dynamic and engaging Living and Learning Community (LLC) in Hillside Hall. Here freshman PharmD. and B.S.P.S. students form a community of scholars, living together in an environment that promotes personal growth, peer support, and academic success. The Pharmacy LLC also provides students with a variety of programs and events designed especially for them.
Pharmacy LLC Benefits
The Living and Learning Community is a highly acclaimed model for student success. Why? By being part of the LLC, you immediately become part of a community with the opportunity to experience a more personal and less formal way of learning.
- Live, learn, study, and get to know others who share your academic and career interests.
- Build strong relationships with your peers.
- Learn academic success skills and strategies.
- Gain an increased knowledge about your major and career options.
- Form study groups and share learning experiences.
- Participate in fun and educational in-house programming/events.
- Get support from the Pharmacy Resident Academic Mentor (RAM).
Meet the Pharmacy RAM
The Resident Academic Mentor (RAM) lives in Hillside with the freshman pharmacy majors, serving as a resource, offering support, and planning a variety of social activities and out-of-classroom learning events.
Name: Andrew Webb ‘19
Hometown: Wyoming, Rhode Island
Sophomore Andy Webb enjoyed—and learned a lot—being a part of the Pharmacy Living and Learning Community in Hillside Hall last year. So much so that he applied to become the new Pharmacy RAM. With his enthusiasm for URI, the College of Pharmacy, and his fellow students, it’s a perfect role for him.
As the new Pharmacy RAM, Andy’s goal is to share what he’s learned with the Pharmacy LLC freshmen. He wants to help ease the transition into college life for them—by giving the kind of help he knows will make a difference. He’s been there.
Andy has regular office hours and will publish “The Weekly Script,” a newsletter that offers practical tips for academic success. He’s also is excited about planning events like the popular Pancake Dinner during finals and thinking up other fun—and de-stressing—activities and programs. He’s got a million ideas. “I really want to enrich the experience that URI offers,” he says.