Life at Brown University

Life At Brown

Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School and the School of Engineering.

With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction.

Brown’s vibrant, diverse community consists of 6,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 400 medical school students, and nearly 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

Several departments and organizations on campus have resources and events/ activities available to students and scholars.

Events and Activities

Brown University Events Calendar

Student Activities Office
Stephen Robert Campus Center
75 Waterman Street
Providence, RI

Athletics and Fitness
Students and scholars can utilize the Brown University Athletic Centers on campus.

Brown offers extensive intramural athletics, physical education and recreation facilities include an indoor pool- track- ice rink- tennis- squash- and racquetball courts. 

For more information visit:

Brown University Athletics

Graduate Student and Scholar Resources

Graduate Student Council

BioMed Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies 

Office of the Dean of the Faculty

Office of BioMed Faculty Affairs

Office of the Vice President for Research

Human Resources
The Human Resources Department is available to employees of Brown University who are receiving benefits.