General Campus Tours & Information Sessions

We invite all prospective students to visit the sights, sounds and history of Brown University through our information session and campus tour programs. Tours last approximately one hour and information sessions approximately 50 minutes. Both are intended to complement one another, and therefore contain different information for prospective students and their families.  To maximize your visit, we encourage visitors to attend both, if possible. All information sessions and campus tours begin at the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center located at 75 Waterman Street, Providence, Rhode Island. The campus center information desk  hours are 8:30AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday. Although reservations are not required, we do recommend reservations for campus tours, and see below for Information Session times.

For information regarding Physical Science, School of Engineering and Athletic Tours please click here. Registration is required for all special tours.

Street Parking: Visitors may find metered street parking on the streets in and around campus, which costs 25 cents for every 12 minutes. Please pay close attention to signs that are marked for Brown-specific spaces -- these are reserved for Brown employees only.  Please do not park in these spaces.   Cars parked in these spaces without Brown University parking permits may be towed at the owner's expense.  For additional parking and direction information please click here.

Please note: A number of construction projects are underway throughout Providence that may disrupt traffic and parking. Campus visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and arrive early. 

There are many paths to Brown. Visit Brown's travel page for driving directions, parking information, and accommodations.

DATE     

GENERAL CAMPUS TOUR 

INFORMATION SESSION

July
1 - 31 

9 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM
No Campus Tours on 7/4

No Campus Tours on Saturdays and Sundays 

In addtion to General Campus Tours we offer Physical Science Tours, please click here for the Physical Science Tour schedule. Registration is required.

10:10 AM, 2:10 PM
No Information Session on 7/4 

No Information Sessions on Saturdays and Sundays

 

August
1 - 29 

9 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM

No Campus Tours on Saturdays and Sundays 

In addtion to General Campus Tours we offer Physical Science Tours, please click here for the Physical Science Tour schedule. Registration is required.

10:10 AM, 2:10 PM

No Information Sessions on Saturdays and Sundays

September
2-19

11 AM, 3 PM

No Campus Tours on Saturdays and Sundays 

10:10 AM, 2:10 PM

No Information Sessions on Saturdays and Sundays

September
22 - 30

9 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM


 

10:10 AM, 2:10 PM

October
1 - 31

9 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM
No Campus tours 10/11, 10/13 & 10/25

Saturday
10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM                                                                                                

10:10 AM, 2:10 PM
No Information Sessions 10/11, 10/13 & 10/25

Saturday
10 AM, 11 AM

November 
1 - 26

9 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM
No Campus Tours 11/26

Saturday
10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM
Saturday Campus Tours End 11/15

10:10 AM, 2:10 PM

Saturday
10 AM, 11 AM
Saturday Information Sessions End 11/15

December 1-5 9 AM, 11 AM, 1PM, 3 PM 2:10 PM

December 

8-12

3:00 PM 2:10 PM

December 

15-23

  Campus tours not available 2:10 PM

December/January

Dec 24-Jan 2

     The University is Closed

January 5- 16

 3:00 PM 2:10 PM

Helpful Hints

  • Groups are welcome, but we do not offer special program tours.  Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before the start of a session or tour.
  • For security and safety reasons, campus tours do not enter student dormitories. 
  • We are unable to securely store personal belongings such as luggage.
  • We do not conduct individual interviews on campus due to the large number of potential candidates.
  • You should expect large crowds and limited seating during high school vacation times, especially during the months of February and April.
  • We do not offer class visits during the summer months.

If you have questions or need assistance in planning your visit, please email us at admission@brown.edu.