Parking Information

Parking on Main Campus
In addition to the streets around the Brown campus, you may park your car in any of the University lots anytime beginning 5 PM Friday through the weekend.  The Power Street lot (both lower and upper levels) at the corner of Power and Thayer streets is the largest lot on campus. The top level is entered on Power Street and the bottom level is entered on the corner of Williams and Brook streets.  A map of all Brown parking lots is available online. 

Please note, due to very high traffic volume and street closures, parking is challenging during Commencement weekend and we ask that you plan accordingly when arriving for events and activities.

Please remember to lock your car, whether it is on the street or in a lot. Do observe city parking laws; any cars parked in a temporary emergency no parking tow zone, in marked handicapped spaces without a placard, in violation of a fire hydrant, blocking driveways, or obstructing Brown Police or Providence Police sawhorses will be ticketed or towed at owner’s expense. There is no parking on any Providence city street from 2 a.m. - 5 a.m.

For information about requesting a drop off pass, please visit our Guests with Special Needs page.   We do offer handicapped parking passes on a first-come, first-served basis, and guests can request a pass by completing our online Handicapped Parking Permit form. 

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Parking at Alpert Medical School (222 Richmond St.)
Metered spaces are available on several streets near the Medical School building, including Richmond Street, Elm Street, and Chestnut Street. Please adhere to posted signs regarding allowable hours and parking limitations, and note that meters only accept quarters. Parking is available at the garage adjacent to the Medical School building on Friday, May 227, for a fee. After 5 PM on Friday, May 27, and throughout the weekend, lot 30 (on the corner of Elm and Richmond streets) and lot 81 (corner of Ship and Richmond streets) will be open and available to all Commencement-Reunion Weekend visitors.

Street Closures
In order to accommodate the Baccalaureate and Commencement Processions, several streets will be closed on Saturday and Sunday. The street closures for Baccalaureate will be in effect from Noon to 5 PM on Saturday, May28. The street closures for Commencement will be in effect from 6 AM to 4 PM on Sunday, May 29.  View the complete list of parking bans and street closures.

Additional Information
Visit the Parking Office website for further information or call the Parking Office at  401-863-3157.