Become a RAM

The Resident Academic Mentor (RAM) is a part-time live-in position assigned to a Living and Learning Community (LLC) to guide and support first year students as they transition to college life. As a member of the residence hall staff, RAMs work collaboratively with Academic Partners (colleges, faculty, Deans) to provide resources, coordinate in-hall programming, and provide one-on-one academic support to students in their LLC.

The University of Rhode Island’s Department of Housing and Residential Life has anticipated RAM openings in the following Living and Learning Communities (LLCs):


To apply to become a RAM, you must:

  • Be a full time undergraduate student
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Be able to work an average of 12.5 hours per week throughout the academic year
  • Comply with all URI student conduct policies and regulations
  • Be able to attend pre-opening August training, fall residence hall opening, and various other in-service training activities and programs during the year
  • Be willing to live in your assigned LLC residence hall for the entire employment period

Informational Sessions

Please register to attend an informational session which will provide an overview of the position, application process, and answer some frequently asked questions. A recording of one of our informational sessions will also be available!

  • November 1st – Memorial Union Atrium 2 @ 7pm

    November 7th – Hardge Forum MSSC @ 5:30pm

    November 16th – Brookside Multipurpose Room @ 7pm

    November 30th – Zoom @ 7pm

    December 7th – Memorial Union 318 @ 7pm

    December 13th – Hillside Classroom @ 12pm


RAMs receive a room-waiver and 1 credit for CSV 302 (Community Service at URI). Four RAMs are funded through College of Engineering Scholarships for the ELLC (Engineering Living and Learning Community) only.

Please note: Becoming a RAM could affect your financial aid package. You are encouraged to check with a financial aid adviser in Enrollment Services for information specific to your circumstances.

The U.S. Department of Education requires the RAM room waiver to be part of a student’s financial aid package, but it cannot be counted against your entitlement aid (Pell Grants and Need Grants). The RAM room waiver is considered a “convenience to the employer” and is non-taxable income.

Selection Timeline

Applications have closed January 5th. Interviews will be held in mid-February with offers made to candidates around Spring Break.