Visiting the Brown University campus

Brown University is located in the College Hill section of Providence, RI. The campus is quite old and is fully integrated with the city. There are some access challenges posed by the topography as well as the age of the buildings.  The following information may be useful in naviagting the campus. Please call us at 401-863-9588 or email us at SEAS@brown.edu if you have a concern we have not addressed.

Campus Accessibility Map

Brown University has an accessibility map that provides information about naviagting the campus and accessing its facilities. The map includes information about paths of travel, lift locations, and accessible parking, among other things. These maps can be found on the Facilities Management Web site: http://brown.edu/Facilities/Facilities_Management/docs/DS-570R9_18x28.pdf

For specific information about accessibility or to request a universal lift key, please contact Student and Employee Accessibility Services, at:

401-863-9588 (phone),
401-863-1444 (fax), or 
SEAS@brown.edu (e-mail).

Campus Tours and Information Sessions

Accessible campus tours are available. Please contact Admission directly to request one: 401-863-2378 or by visiting the Admission site.

Parking

Accessible (handicapped) street parking is available throughout the campus and can be used by anyone with a valid state handicapped hang tag. Please consult our campus accessibility map to identify those spots. In addition, the state of Rhode Island allows anyone with a valid state handicapped hang tag to park in any legal parking spot beyond the posted time limits. 

SEAS Shuttle

The SEAS Shuttle provides point to point rides within the campus for people with mobility concerns of any kind. The SEAS shuttle runs during the day and connects with the safeRIDE on Call Shuttle in the evening. Service is limited during the summer, weekends and breaks. Please call 401-225-9572 to schedule a same day ride. Call 401-863-9588 for more general information about the service.

Wheelchair Rental Information

Wheelchairs are not available on the campus but there are number of local companies that will rent and deliver wheelchairs at reasonable rates including but not limited to the following:

Alpha Surgical Inc.
1894 Smith Street
North Providence, RI
401-353-9090

Rents manual wheelchairs only
$20/day, $30/weekend, $35/week, $50/month for transport chair
$25/day, $35/weekend, $45/week, $60/month for manual wheelchair

Free delivery

www.alphasurgicalinc.com
www.alphasurgical.com

County Square Pharmacy Inc.
289 County Street
Attleboro, MA 02703
508-222-7620

Rents manual wheelchairs only

$5/day, $25/week, $45/month
$50 refundable deposit

Delivery depending on location