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: Jess Corio ‘16
Hometown: Lincoln, Rhode Island
Jess, a PharmD. P2, is finishing up her second year as the Pharmacy RAM, and she loves it. Her favorite parts: Getting to know all the students, giving them the kind of help she knows will make a difference, and planning events, such as the ever-popular Pancake Dinner that kicks off finals each semester.
“I feel like I make a difference,” she says. “I like being able to help them. There are things I didn’t know when I was just starting that I can share. I think it helps ease the transition for them. Besides, it’s fun.”
As the Pharmacy RAM, Jess has regular office hours and plans de-stressing activities—from yoga night to an annual holiday cookie decorating marathon. She also creates a regular newsletter, “The Weekly Script,” which offers practical tips for academic success.
Jess believes the Pharmacy LLC offers freshmen great benefits. “The class gets a lot closer. They meet people right away. And because they are in the same classes, they study together—and the dorm is quiet before exams!”