Activating Your Brown Email Account

As soon as you accept admission to Brown, you can activate your official Brown email account.  Beginning in early June, the Dean of the College Office will write to you weekly at this email address. These emails contain important information about course offerings and lotteries, academic advising, and campus life issues.  

You must activate your email account in order to receive these emails and to participate in summer course lotteries. Full instructions on how to do  so can be found at

More information about computing on campus


Visit Computer Information Services’ website to learn more about computing life at Brown. Once you arrive on campus, you can stop by the CIS information table at the University Resource Fair. If you have questions prior to coming to campus, visit the website above or contact a Help Desk Specialist by emailing or calling 401.863.HELP (4357).