Welcome to Brown, and congratulations on your acceptance to the Graduate School!
Read the Guide to Brown 2013
Admitted students should consider visiting the campus and the Providence area before beginning their courses of study. The Graduate School recommends that students contact their departments in advance of their visits in order to schedule meetings with faculty or students during the visit. The University website is a good resource for information about visiting the campus, with directions and tips on transportation, hotels and other lodging options in the area. Start here for information about where to stay.
New international students should contact the Office of International Student and Scholar Services for specific information about coming to Brown from another country.
International students interested in socializing with an American host family can join the Friendship Program, sponsored by the International House of Rhode Island. Visit the International House's website for more details and an application.
New Student Email Communications
Emails began in early June and will continue up to Orientation. The first email will go to your personal account, subsequent emails will be sent to your Brown account.
- Orientation for Graduate Students, Friday, August 30, 2013.
- International Student Orientation, Friday, August 23, 2013.
The Brown account gives you access to electronic services, including a Brown email address. From now on, the Graduate School will send email exclusively to your Brown email address. Setup your Brown account now.
Brown Identification Card
Please provide a photo for your Brown Identification Card on or before July 1. (It should be a passport-style “head and shoulders” image.) To submit your photo, log into the secure area of Banner, Applicant and Student section, and use the link for Brown ID Online Photo Submission. The Brown Card is the official University identification card. Upon arrival on campus, you can pick up your card during business hours at the Brown Card Office.