Pre-College Programs
Outside the Classroom

Enjoy Providence During Your Visit to Brown

Information for Accepted Students and their Families

We are delighted that you will join us for Pre-College Programs. We look forward to welcoming you to Providence, our home city, and to our beautiful state, Rhode Island. As is often said, ‘good things come in small packages’ and this fits our city and state perfectly. Providence is historic and hip, with wonderful restaurants, summer celebrations, magnificent mansions, and 39 miles of coastline just a short drive away.

There are many things to capture your interest on a visit to Brown. Before you make your plans, be sure to check out what’s happening in Providence, Newport and around Rhode Island.

WaterFire – A Special Providence Attraction

Every summer, WaterFire captures the imagination and inspires millions of visitors with a display of eighty sparkling bonfires that magically transform Providence’s downtown riverfront, with the braziers alight 20 minutes after sundown and fires burning until after midnight. Flickering firelight reflects on the water and silhouettes torchlit vessels, while aromatic wood smoke and enchanting music captures the senses of all who enjoy these evenings. For dates and more information, visit

Providence Restaurant Weeks

Enjoy local cuisine, locally-sourced food and this special opportunity to dine in Providence. Nearly 100 restaurants across Rhode Island will offer three-course, prix fixe lunches and dinners. Participating restaurants and their menus will be posted in advance on

Local Hotels

These local hotels may offer discounts to Brown visitors. Please contact the hotel of your choice directly and inquire about the Brown rate when making your reservation.


Courtyard Marriott* »
32 Exchange Terrace
Providence, RI 02903
Receive special Brown University pricing by using booking code VBE on-line, or mention Brown University if making your reservations over the phone.

Hampton Inn & Suites »
58 Weybosset Street
Providence, RI 02903

Hilton Providence »
21 Atwells Avenue
Providence, RI 02909

Hotel Providence* »
139 Mathewson Street
Providence, RI 02903
*Receive the special Pre-College Programs rate of $149; includes complimentary breakfast for two. Click on Promo/Corporate code and type in BSUM.

Marriott Providence* »
One Orms Street
Providence, RI 02904
*Receive the $145.00 rate for Brown University by using booking code VBE on-line, or mention Brown University if making your reservations over the phone.

Providence Biltmore »
11 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903

Wyndham »
220 India Street
Providence, RI 02903


Hotel Viking Newport »
One Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840

Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel & Spa »
1 Goat Island
Newport, RI 02840

The Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina »
49 America's Cup Avenue
Newport, RI 02840


Comfort Inn Airport »
1940 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886

Courtyard Marriott »
55 Jefferson Park Road
Warwick, RI 02888

Crowne Plaza Hotel »
801 Greenwich Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886

Hampton Inn & Suites »
2100 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886

Homewood Suite »
33 International Hwy
Warwick, RI 02886

Radisson Airport Hotel »
2081 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886

Sheraton Providence Airport Hotel »

1850 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886-1501


Extended Stay Hotels »
1000 Warren Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914

Ramada Inn Seekonk Providence Area »
508-336-8700, Ext #1519
213 Taunton Avenue
Seekonk, MA 02771