Brown Pre-College: Life Outside the Classroom
Co-Curricular Events and Activities
A Brown Pre-College experience goes way beyond the classroom
Outside of class, you will make friends, attend campus events and social activities, and have time for summer fun. Preparing for college success continues with Pre-College Program's extensive co-curricular activity calendar.
Throughout the summer, an extensive calendar of workshops, speakers and presentations are designed to prepare you for the transition to college-level academics. Academic events are free of charge, and topics are repeated throughout the summer. Last summer’s schedule can be found through the Guidebook app (https://guidebook.com) under “Summer 2016 Brown Pre-College Programs”. An updated schedule will be available during the summer.
Each week students have fun and make new friends when they take advantage of popular social activities on campus, including dances, movies, karaoke, talent shows, yoga, dance instruction, and much more. All events and activities are free. In addition, Residential Advisors plan two weekly activities for their floors designed to foster community and help students transition to college life.
Weekend Trips to Popular Destinations
Excursions to popular nearby destinations including Boston, Newport, area beaches, and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum are offered on weekends. Students are responsible for food and admission tickets on off-campus trips. Upon arrival to destinations, students are encouraged to stay in small groups and given information about things to do and see and the return time and location. While RA chaperones are stationed at key locations, students explore on their own throughout the day. Trips are subject to change and/or cancellation based on weather and other factors
The BeU Lounge
The diversity programs held in the BeU lounge are a gateway that provide diversity and inclusion education, resources, tools and forums to pre-college students. We realize that our world’s demographics are rapidly changing. Therefore, Residential Advisors passionate about these subjects will facilitate workshops and roundtable discussions to help students comfortably navigate the diverse world in which we live.
Extra-curricular activities are open at no charge to all students, whether residing on or off campus.
Take advantage of workshops designed to help students make informed college choices, better understand the admission process at selective colleges and universities, and prepare for success in the college classroom. Learn more »
New England’s largest annual college fair – now in its 25th year. Meet recruiting and admissions representatives from more than 100 colleges, universities and conservatories.
Libraries and Study Centers
Brown libraries and study centers are available for research, browsing or quiet study throughout the summer. Highlights include the John D. Rockefeller Library ("the Rock"), The Sciences Library and the Friedman Study Center, and the special collections at the John Hay Library.
Brown Writing Center
The Writing Center helps students choose and refine topics, and write organized, well supported, and eloquent essays. The Center offers summer hours especially for Brown Pre-College students.
Locations across campus offer computers, scanners and printers. If you do not own a laptop there are a limited number available for loan through the Computing and Information Services Department while on campus.
The Brown University Department of Athletics offers low-cost memberships to Pre-College students. Members have exclusive access to sports and fitness classes. More information »
Life on College Hill and beyond.