Summer@Brown: Housing and Meals
Information for Accepted Students
Each student room provides typical college furniture - bed, desk and chair, dresser, wireless internet and trash can. Telephone service is available in all rooms, but you must bring your own telephone and answering machine. The most reliable and easiest way to make long distance calls is with a pre-paid calling card sold at the Brown Bookstore. Many students find that cell phones are a more convenient alternative.
There are laundry facilities in the basements of all residence halls. All washers & dryers operate using Bear Bucks. TO pay for laundry services you must purchase a bear Bucks Guest Card for $1.00 at any Value Port machine. You will need to supply your own detergent, softener and bleach.
A team of carefully selected and trained Residence Directors (RDs) and Residential Advisors (RAs) live in the residence halls. These skilled and caring adult professionals and Brown undergraduates are on hand to assist you in navigating the transition from home to college life. The residential staff will help you balance the competing demands of academics and socializing and enforce policies when necessary. The staff will be your resource for everything from finding the nearest restaurant to guiding you through the academic resource and support system.
Students are randomly assigned to single, double, triple occupancy rooms or single-sex suites in various residence halls on campus. Every residence hall is different so the number of double rooms available may be limited in some buildings. Please notify us if you have a request for special housing accommodations by filling out the Disability and Medical Accommodation Form and please provide a maximum amount of notice.
To provide a typical Brown University experience and due to the volume of residential students arriving each week, students are randomly assigned a roommate so that they can build friendships with new people. We are unable to honor roommate, suitemate, floormate, or same building requests.
When leaving campus overnight, students are required to notify their Residential Advisor at least two days in advance. Students must inform their parents/guardian that they will not be at Brown. Continuing Education requires parental/guardian approval before permission is granted.
Parents/guardians should fax a signed copy of the Overnight Leave Permission form at least two days in advance to (401) 863-1331.
Meals and Snacks
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in one of Brown’s dining halls daily. You may invite guests to enjoy a meal with you on a cash basis. Thayer Street offers numerous shops and restaurants, as well. If you have significant food allergies, please complete the Medical and Disability Accommodations form.