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Questions about computing?

For information about campus wireless, printing, purchasing a computer, free software, etc., check out the Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers) for new students on the CIS website.

Verification of Enrollment

Instructions for requesting proof of a student's enrollment--for insurance or other documentation purposes--are available from the Registrar's Office.

Health Fee & Health Insurance

All actively-enrolled students may use Health Services as well as Counseling and Psychological Services, whether they have the Brown-sponsored health insurance plan (SHIP) or another plan. More about health & wellness at Brown...

The mandatory Health Fee provides students the ability to see a provider at Health Services or at Counseling and Psychological Services. The student's health insurance comes into play for costs of tests, medications, treatment, and referrals to outside providers. TO WAIVE OR NOT: New this year, a worksheet to help students and families compare the coverage offered by the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) and by their personal or family plan was included in the insurance information mailing.

First Generation College Students

While the term typically references students whose parents did not complete a four-year college education, our FirstGen Initiative programs are open to any student who feels the academic, social, and peer advising may be helpful.

Living@Brown: Financial Considerations

As a result of conversations with students, we have published a new document  Living @ Brown: Financial Considerations, which is available in English, en Español,  在中國, 在中国.

Orientation | Fall 2015

Information about new undergraduate student Orientation is available on the Orientation website. For undergraduates, Orientation begins September 5, International orientation begins September 2, and optional pre-Orientation programs before that.  Throughout the summer, new undergraduates receive information, updates, and reminders to their Brown email accounts; many of those weekly emails are also posted to the Orientation website under Preparing for Brown

Information about orientation for new graduate students may be found on the Graduate School website.

Year at a Glance

Download a Year at a Glance document from the Important Dates page.

Residence Halls open | Sept. 6, 2015

Residence halls reopen for continuing students on Sunday, September 6, 2015; students will need to pick up their brass room key at Residential Life. Students whose participation in specific University programs requires that they arrive early will be notified by the program and Residential Life of their arrival date.

Safety at Brown

The Safety at Brown website provides summary information about safety-related services, tools, policies, and best practices that will help protect members of the Brown community.

Joslin Award Recipients 2015

2015Joslins2015JoslinsThe Joslin Award recognizes a small group of seniors who have contributed in very significant ways to the quality of student life at Brown. The 2015 Joslin Award recipients were honored at a ceremony Friday of Commencement Weekend. The names of the students and descriptions of their involvement in and contributions to the Brown and Providence communities may be read on the Joslin pages.

Communications about sexual assault

On April 7, President Paxson wrote to all students, faculty, and staff to distribute the Final Report of The Task Force on Sexual Assault. This communication was forwarded by email to parents, and may be read in full on the President's website.

This site is a joint effort of the offices of Campus Life, the Dean of the College, and the Parent Program in Advancement.