Summer Session Campus Life
Enrich Your Undergraduate Experience
On-campus housing for the Undergraduate Summer Session will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis for students enrolled in Summer Session courses. Undergraduate Summer Session Housing will begin on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 9am and end on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 12 noon. We anticipate housing to be in Young Orchard Apartments.
Students who need on-campus housing for the summer session are required to check-in at the Young Orchard Apartments on Sunday, June 22 between 9AM and 2PM. Students will receive a room assignment, room key, and card access when they check-in. Rooms are assigned on a first-come basis.Note: no room requests will be considered prior to check-in. During check-in all students who wish to live together should plan to arrive at the same time and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Students who are unable to check-in on Sunday can pick up keys on Monday, June 23 or Tuesday, June 24 from 8AM to 4PM in the Office of Residential Life, Graduate Center E 302, 42 Charlesfield Street (corner of Charlesfield of Thayer Streets).
All students are required to check out of their rooms on Saturday, August 9, 2013. The residence halls close at 12:00 noon.
Summer Meal Plan
Brown Dining Services offers a 21-meal-per-week plan during the summer session which begins on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 12 noon and end on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 12 noon.
Health Services is open for summer program participants from 8:30am to 4:00pm for administrative needs and 9:30-3:30 for medical appointments. Health Services is located in Andrews House on the corner of Brown and Charlesfield Streets, Phone 3-3953 (863-3953 for off-campus phones). Situations involving medical attention after business hours are referred to local area hospitals. For more information visit the Health Services website.
Disability and Medical Accommodations
Brown offers a range of services and accommodations to assist students with disabilities. Upon acceptance into the program, students seeking assistance should submit a Disability and Medical Accommodation Form to begin the registration process. Upon receipt a representative of Student and Employee Accessibility Services (SEAS) will contact the student. We recommend that students make contact well in advance of their arrival on campus to allow sufficient time for accommodations to be arranged. If you have a significant food allergy and will be eating on campus, you are required to complete the Guest Allergy Form.
Lost & Found
The major lost and found location on campus during the summer session is the Department of Public Safety (401-863-1663). Items of value left behind in residence halls such as jewelry, money, and laptop computers will be turned into the School of Professional Studies (401-863-7900). If you find a lost item on campus, please turn it in to the Department of Public Safety, 75 Charlesfield St.
Personal & Community Safety
Brown University Public Safety personnel are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The department is composed of more than 70 men and women, including police officers, security officers, communications control officers, and building guards. Brown University Public Safety routinely patrol the campus and surrounding Providence neighborhoods in cars, bikes, and foot patrols. Of the University personnel involved in providing police and security services, approximately 25 are commissioned police officers, authorized by the state of Rhode Island to enforce its laws.
Residence Hall Security
All residence hall entrances are locked 24 hours a day and can only be accessed with an authorized I.D. card. All residence halls and classroom buildings have an emergency blue-light phone at each entrance. Students can call anywhere on campus, dial 911 for emergencies, or call the Department of Public Safety for assistance www.brown.edu/Administration/Public_Safety
Brown University emergency service (Police, Medical and Fire) is available 24 hours a day to students and their families by phoning 401-863-4111 (emergencies), 401-863-3322 (routine business). There is an Administrator On-Call 24 hours a day to support anyone who is affiliated with Brown during the summer session. To speak with the Administrator On-Call, contact the Department of Public Safety at 863-3322.
What to Bring
- Clothing: Shorts, T-shirts, pants, etc.
- Proper attire for laboratory-based classes (if applicable - see below)
- One set of 'dress-up' clothes (dress is almost always informal, but you'll want to be ready if a special occasion occurs)
- Sheets for your twin, extra long size bed (36 by 80 inches, approximately 6 inches thick.)
- A bedspread or comforter
- You may also wish to bring a mattress cover or pad
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Towels and face cloths
- Alarm clock
- Desk lamp (Halogen lamps are not permitted in the residence halls)
- Clothes hangers
- Mug/drinking glass
- Water bottle
- Laundry bag and detergent
- Toothbrush, toiletries, soap
- Fan (Fans may be purchased or rented upon arrival)
- A Flash Drive for saving and transporting digital files
You will find in your room: bed, desk and chair, dresser, wireless internet and trash can.
Students may find information about rentals of fans, refrigerators, microwaves, linens and laundry services through the Brown Student Agencies website.
Proper attire for laboratory-based classes
Students completing course work in laboratories should keep in mind there are established practices for lab attire. Closed toed shoes or sneakers and long pants are required in laboratories. Sandals, shorts, skirts or tank tops may NOT be worn in laboratories.
- Clothes iron
- Recreation and sports equipment
- Beach equipment /sunglasses
- Laptop computer
You may NOT bring pets, cooking devices, air conditioners, or motor vehicles to campus (except commuter students).