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The following steps will help you prepare for life at Brown.

Prior to Arriving on Campus

  1. Brown account: Set up your Brown account for access to electronic services, including a Brown email address. Before July 1.
  2. Brown Identification Card: Provide a photo (passport-style “head and shoulders” image) for your official Brown University Identification Card. Log into the secure area of Banner, go to the Applicant and Student section, and use the link for Brown ID Online Photo Submission.
    Before August 1.
  3. Submit a final transcript to the Graduate School, Horace Mann Building, 47 George Street, lower level.
    Before August 1.
  4. Academic and Student Conduct Codes: Complete the tutorial sent to your Brown email address in early July. Before August 15.

When You Arrive on Campus

  1. Visit your program. Meet the program leadership, program administrator and your advisor. Consult with your advisor prior to registering for courses.
  2. Submit an I-9 Form (if you will be receiving a stipend) to the Graduate School, Horace Mann Building, 47 George Street, lower level.
    Before September 15
  3. Submit a state withholding form (if you will be receiving a stipend) to the Payroll Office, Brown Office Buildng, 2nd floor, 164 Angell Street.
    Before September 15
  4. Set up direct deposit and federal witholding on the Workday online sytem.
    Before August 15
  5. Pick up ID Card at the Brown Card Office, J. Walter Wilson Hall, Corner of Waterman & Brown Streets
  6. Trouble activating your electronic services? Call the Center for Information Technology (CIT) Help Desk at (401) 863-4357 or visit them at 115 Waterman Street.
  7. Register for Courses online through self-service Banner. When: the day prior to the start of classes.

Additional Items for International Students

  1. Visit International Student & Scholar Services, J. Walter Wilson Hall, Corner of Waterman & Brown Streets.
  2. Apply for a Social Security Card at least 10 days after arrival; provide SSN to Payroll Office.

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