Brown's campus is bordered on three sides by residential areas with an abundance of apartments and multi-bedroom houses that can be shared with roommates or growing families. Most Brown graduate students live off campus in the neighborhoods immediately surrounding the University, but limited on-campus housing options are available.
The Office of Auxiliary Housing maintains listings of apartments and houses by independent landlords and management companies in the greater Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts area. The Off-Campus Housing Service on the Auxiliary Housing website has listings ranging in size from efficiency/one-bedroom to multi-room apartments and houses; roommates, sublets, and sabbatical listings are also found here. Other resources include the Providence Journal real estate section, Rhode Island Craigslist, as well as the graduate student listservs (see the Graduate Student Council website for details on the listservs), and the Auxiliary Housing Office's off-campus living guide.
Tips on Providence neighborhoods
Walking distance: Look for places that are listed as Wayland Square, Wickenden Street, East Side, Fox Point, and some in the Hope Street area. On a bus line: Federal Hill, The Armory District, Blackstone Boulevard, Oak Hill, Rochambeau, West Side, Downtown. Farther afield: Pawtucket, Cranston, Elmwood, Pawtuxet Village, East Providence, Johnston, and Seekonk are all within a 10-minute drive.