Winter Break 2017-2018: What's Open, What's Closed On Campus

Emergency services are available during this and all academic breaks, even though administrative offices are closed from 5PM Thursday, December 21, 2017 until 8:30 AM Tuesday, January 2, 2018. This page contains information about:

  1. Emergency numbers - 24/7 availability even during Breaks
  2. What's open, what's closed on campus in January


Response for crisis & emergencies even during school breaks and closings

Department of Public Safety 24/7

(401) 863-4111

Administrator on Call (AOC) for crisis support, concern about friend, family emergency, etc. 

Public Safety will have the AOC call you back. You may also ask to be connected with the Chaplain on Call this way

(401) 863-3322

Building or Facility Emergency (e.g., broken window, toilet overflow, no heat) 24/7

Non-emergency Facility Service Request - request service on line

(401) 863-7800

Medical Emergencies 24/7

(401) 863-4111

Nursing Advice 24/7

(401) 863-1330

Mental Health Support and Emergencies 24/7

(401) 863-3476

Sexual Assault Crisis Support 24/7
Confidential resource

(401) 863-6000



Additional information about Winter Break hours for recreational sport and fitness facilities may be found on

Aquatics Center, Nelson Fitness, OMAC

Closed Dec 23, 24, 25, 30, and 31, 2017 as well as Jan 1, 2018. For hours on other days in December and January, view calendar of hours at

Meehan Rink

Last University skate is Wed, Dec 20, 2017 and will resume Wed, Jan 24, 2018.

Athletic events on campus

Fri Dec 22 @ 1PM

Fri Dec 22 @ 3:30PM

Women's basketball v. Boston University (Pizzitola)

Men's basketball v. Marist (Pzzitola)

Wed Jan 3 @ 7PM

Men's basketball v. NJIT (Pizzitola)

Fri Jan 5 @ 12 noon

Women's basketball v. Johnson & Wales (Pizzitola)

Mon Jan 8 @ 7PM

Men's ice hockey v. Maine (Meehan)

Fri Jan 12 @ 7PM

Men's ice hockey v. Colgate (Meehan)

Sat Jan 13 @ 12 noon

Sat Jan 13 @ 12 noon

Sat Jan 13 @ 1PM

Sat Jan 13 @ 7PM

Men's swimming & diving v Penn & Harvard (Aquatics Center)

Women's swimming & diving v Penn & Harvard (Aquatics Center)

Wrestling v Stanford (Pizzitola)

Men's ice hockey v Cornell (Meehan)

Sun Jan 14 @ 12 noon

Sun Jan 14 @ 4:30PM

Wrestling v American (Pizzitola)

Wrestling v Maryland (Pizzitola)

Tues Jan 16 @ 1PM

Tues Jan 16 @ 1PM

Men's squash v Amherst (Pizzitola)

Women's squash v Amherst (Pizzitola)

Thurs Jan 18 @ 5:30PM

Thurs Jan 18 @ 5:30PM

Men's squash v Dickinson (Pizzitola)

Women's squash v Dickinson (Pizzitola)

Fri Jan19 @5:30PM

Fri Jan 19 @7PM

Fri Jan 19 @8PM

Women's basketball v Yale (Pizzitola)

Men's ice hockey v Rensselaer (Meehan)

Men's basketball v Yale (Pizzitola)

Sat Jan 20 @ 12 noon

Sat Jan 20 @ 12 noon

Sat Jan 20 @ 1PM

Sat Jan 20 @ 1PM

Sat Jan 20 @ 7PM

Men's swimming & diving v Columbia (Aquatics Center)

Women's swimming & diving v Columbia (Aquatics Center)

Women's ice hockey v Yale (Meehan)

Men's tennis v Bryant (Indoor Courts)

Men's ice hockey v Union (Meehan)

Sun Jan 21 @ 10AM

Sun Jan 21 @ 3PM

Women's tennis v Rhode Island (Indoor Courts)

Men's tennis v Quinnipiac (Indoor Courts)

Rest of January

Check schedule on


The Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life serves all members of the Brown community regardless of religious affiliation. Chaplains offer confidential counsel and assistance, and can be reached at (401) 863-2344, or for emergencies after hours through the University's on-call system at (401) 863-3322.

During Winter Break, OCRL will close on Thursday, December 21 at 3:30 p.m. and re-open on Tuesday, January 2, at 8:30 a.m. If you need to reach a University Chaplain at any time during the Break, please call Public Safety at 401-863-3322, and they will connect you.


  • In the event of a mental health emergency, call (401) 863-3476 to reach CAPS After Hours for urgent care.
  • For appointments, CAPS will be closed starting 5 PM Thurs, Dec 21, 2017 and will reopen 8:30 AM Tues, Jan 2, 2018. Students may visit the office or call for an appointment.


  • Administrative offices close 5 PM Thurs, Dec 21, 2017 and reopen 8:30 AM Tues, Jan 2, 2018.
  • Meal plan service ends after dinner at the Refectory on Thurs, Dec 21, 2017, and begins again Tues, Jan 23, 2018 with dinner in Sharpe Refectory and Verney-Woolley from 4 PM - 7:30 PM. 
  • Optional meal plan for student enrolled in Winter Session courses and Dining-arranged athletes in competition and on campus during the break.
  • Check the schedule of Cafe Hours for the various Dining venues, including the Blue Room and Ivy Room, as many have modified hours during winter break.
  • All venues open normal hours beginning Wed, Jan 24, 2018.


During break, EMS and medical advice are available 24 hours, seven days a week:

  • Emergency medical services -- call (401) 863-4111 (Brown Public Safety).
  • Medical advice for students -- call (401) 863-1330 (Fonemed).


Wed, Dec 20 - Thurs, Dec 21, 2017

Open 8:30 AM - 5 PM

Fri, Dec 22, 2017 - Mon, Jan 1, 2018

Nursing Advice available (401) 863-1330

Tue, Jan 2 - Fri, Jan 12

Open 8:30 AM - 5 PM -- weekdays.

Sat, Jan 6- Sun, Jan 7 and

Sat, Jan 13- Sun, Jan 14

Nursing Advice available (401) 863-1330

Mon, Jan 15 CLOSED
Nursing Advice available (401) 863-1330

Tue, Jan 16- Fri, Jan 19

Open 1:30PM - 5PM

Sat, Jan 20 and Sun, Jan 21

Nursing Advice available (401) 863-1330

Mon, Jan 22

Regular weekly hours resume; check website for hours

Sat, Jan 27

Weekend hours resume


  • The office will close Thurs, Dec 21, 2017 at 5 PM and will reopen Tues, Jan 2, 2018 at 8:30 AM. The ISE Center Lounge will remain open by swiping your ID Card throughout that time.
  • Please go to in order to receive information about events and activities during winter break.


  • Students are required to vacate residence halls no later than 9AM Friday, Dec 22, 2017. Doors will be locked and card access will be disabled during Break.
  • Residence halls reopen on Sat, Jan 20, 2018 for Spring Semester.
  • Additional information on the reslife website about extended stay arrangements for students for whom international residence or circumstance prevent leaving campus during Break.
  • Students enrolled in a Wintersession course should visit the Wintersession website for information about housing and meal plans.


  • Campus Center will be closed 5PM Thurs, Dec 21, 2017 until 7:30 AM Tue, Jan 2, 2018.
  • The Blue Room will close at 3 PM on Thursday, Dec 21 and reopen on Tues, Jan 2, 2018. 


  • Office is closed from 5PM Thurs, Dec 21, 2017 until 8:30AM Tue, Jan 2, 2018.


  • The Student Support Services staff is available to assist students with a wide-range of issues and concerns that might arise during their time at Brown. The SSS Deans provide crisis services for students with personal or family emergencies, and are available by appointment to consult with individual students about their personal questions/concerns, thus allowing students to succeed and thrive in their academic pursuits. Call (401) 863-3145 for a appointment with the Dean of the Day.  If the emergency occurs in the evening, on a weekend, or during a school vacation break, call (401) 863-3322 and Public Safety will have the Administrator-on-Call contact you.
  • The office is closed from 5PM Thurs, Dec 21, 2017 until 8:30AM Tue, Jan 2, 2018. Emergency support is available by calling (401) 863-3322; Public Safety will have the Administrator on Call contact you.

page date 12.06.17