Living and Learning Communities

You arrive at your residence hall on Move-In Weekend. You’re greeted by your Resident Academic Mentor (RAM) and learn they live in the same hall as you and there’s five of them!
But what exactly does that mean for you?

Academic Support

Your RAMs hold office hours and study sessions for you to ask questions and seek help with class topics and problems.

A Point of Contact

You’ll have questions on how to enroll in classes, how to join a club, where to find a classroom, how to make an appointment with faculty, etc. Your RAM can help. Oh by the way, there are actually 5 RAMs in the ELLC residence hall and you have access to all 5 of them.

Programming and Events

For first-year engineering students, the ELLC offers a unique experience that includes monthly programming and events, as well as vital resources in a centrally located campus setting. All first-year engineering students are invited to participate in ELLC activities, whether they live on-campus or off-campus.

Meet our 2022-2023 RAMs

Katie Aaronson
Katie Aaronson, Ocean Engineering & Spanish IEP


Nick Caito
Nick Caito, Mechanical Engineering
Andrik Puentes
Andrik Puentes, Biomedical Engineering & Japanese IEP
Ethan Leary
Ethan Leary, Mechanical Engineering


Nick Perrotti
Nick Perrotti, Industrial and Systems Engineering

ELLC Traditions

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream for ELLC
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream


Gingerneering for ELLC


Rube Goldberg for ELLC
Rube Goldberg Machines

ELLC RAMS Office Hours – Spring 2023

RAM Building (RA Office) Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday      
Nick Caito Hillside Hall   3:30-5:30pm 4-5pm 3:30-5:30pm  
Katie Aaronson Hillside Hall 9:30-11:30am 3:30-5pm   2-3:30pm  
Ethan Leary Hillside Hall   12:30-3pm   12:30-3pm  
Nick Perrotti Hillside Hall   9-11:30am 9-10am 10-11:30am  
Andrik Puentes Hillside Hall 1:30-3:30pm   4-5pm   1:30-3:30pm

ELLC Study Sessions – Spring 2023 Coming Soon

Class Day Time Building (Lounge) Course