Harrington School of Communication and Media
Living and Learning Community

The Harrington School of Communication and Media 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 a Harrington School major who request on-campus housing are automatically eligible for assignment to the Harrington School 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 Harrington School LLC as a first year student, whether or not you live in Hillside Hall:

  • Meet with Harrington School faculty
  • Rules of the Game, with Academic Advisors
  • Campus tours
  • Clubs, Caramel, Cider: Introduction to related student organizations
  • Piece of Cake: Registration Help, with Faculty and Advisors
  • Stress Reduction event, exam time
  • “Love your Major”, around Valentine’s Day
  • Film Night
  • Regular interaction with student Harrington Rangers
  • Cookies and Classes: Door-to-Door advising, by student Harrington Rangers and RAM

Staff and Contacts

Resident Academic Mentor (RAM)

Name: Rachel Beussee-Kauffman
Class Year: 2018
Major: Film, Public Relations, and Communication Studies
Hometown: West Springfield, MA

Academic Partner
Adam Roth, Director, Harrington School of Communication and Media / Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

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