College of the Environment and Life Sciences
Living and Learning Community

The College of the Environment and Life Sciences (CELS) Living and Learning Community provides first-year students with a living environment that promotes personal growth, academic success, and a smooth transition from high school to college. See an overview of LLCs at URI

CELS students at an LLC event
CELS students learn about the plant sciences major and plant mustard seeds, lettuce and kale at a “Grow With CELS” LLC event. They also learned how to make a Hydroponic system from reused plastic bottles.


Browning Hall


Incoming first-year students admitted with a CELS major who request on-campus housing are automatically eligible for assignment to the CELS LLC residence hall.

Learn more about Living and Learning Community housing assignments.

Programming and Traditions

Here are just a few of the opportunities available to you through the CELS LLC as a first year CELS major, whether or not you live in Browning Hall:

  • Professional academic advising
  • Academic help in biology and chemistry
  • College success workshops
  • CELS Student Ambassador support
  • Meet the faculty events
  • Social and community networking programs

Staff and Contacts

Resident Academic Mentor (RAM)

Name: Becky Gumbrewicz
Class Year: 2019
Major: Environmental Science & Management
Hometown: Oxford, CT

Academic Partner
Lilliam Abreu, Academic Advisor

Residence Hall Contact
For questions about the residence hall (room assignments, roommates, facilities, deadlines, etc.), please contact Deb Bergner, Coordinator of Educational Programs, at or 401.874.4151.