Fine Arts and Design
Living and Learning Community

The Fine Arts and Design 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


Hillside Hall


Incoming first-year students admitted with majors in Art and Art History, Landscape Architecture, Music or Theatre who request on-campus housing are automatically eligible for assignment to the 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 FAD LLC as a first year student, whether or not you live in Hillside Hall:

  • Doughnuts and Departments
  • Disney Imagineering Lecture, Jared Sell ’12, Landscape Architecture
  • Improv Workshop
  • Advising Program
  • Newport Tour
  • Peer Study Groups and Peer Tutoring

Each LLC student also received a pass for free admission to all Music department concerts and Theatre department shows for the academic year.

Staff and Contacts

Resident Academic Mentor (RAM)

Isobel McCullough
 Isobel McCullough
Class Year: 2020
Major: BOM Music Vocal Performance
Hometown: South Kingstown, RI

Academic Partner
Peggy Frazier, Senior Lecturer/Advisor/Teacher in Voice, Department of Music

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.