College of Engineering
Living and Learning Community

The College of Engineering Living and Learning Community (ELLC) provides first-year students with a living environment that promotes personal growth, academic success, and a smooth transition from high school to college. This unique environment provides first year residents with peer support and programming designed specifically for engineering majors as well as resources and programming to ensure a successful college transition.
See an overview of LLCs at URI

Visit the College’s ELLC web page to see our event calendar, office hours, and more.


Incoming first-year students admitted with an engineering major (including undeclared engineering) who request on-campus housing are automatically eligible for assignment to the ELLC 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 ELLC as a first year engineering major, whether or not you live in Hillside Hall:

  • Gingerneering
  • Rube Goldberg Competition
  • Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream
  • Pizza with the Deans
  • Piece of Cake: Registration Help
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Academic Advising
  • Campus Tours
  • Stress Relief events

Staff and Contacts

Resident Academic Mentors (RAMs)

Katie Aaronson

Major: Ocean Engineering and Spanish

Class Year: 2026

Hometown: Exton, PA

Ethan Leary

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Class Year: 2025

Hometown: Bristol, RI

Michaela Montalvo

Major: Civil Engineering and Spanish

Class Year: 2026

Hometown: Massapequa, NY

Nick Perrotti

Majors: Industrial and Systems Engineering

Class Year: 2024

Hometown: Portsmouth, RI

Riss Rincon Rogers

Majors: Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science & Applied Math

Class Year: 2026

Hometown: Providence, RI

Academic Partner

Samantha Neary, Assistant Dean