Orientation

BRDD Orientation

Thursday, September 3, 2020 through Saturday, September 5, 2020

First-year BRDD students will move into their first-year residence hall at RISD on Thursday, September 3rd. Between Thursday and Saturday they will move between special Brown | RISD Dual Degree Orientation events and parts of Brown New Student Orientation.  First-Year BRDD students will then fully participate in RISD Orientation beginning the afternoon of Sunday, September 6th, as residents at RISD. 

RISD Orientation
Brown Orientation

Pre-Orientation Options

All BRDD first-year students must attend the Brown | RISD Dual Degree Orientation events and select Brown Orientation events between Thursday, September 3, 2020 through Saturday, September 5, 2020.

BRDD students may also participate in the following pre-orientation options.  Space is limited in these programs and students must submit their applications according to program deadlines. 

* RISD Project Thrive is a multi-year student support and learning community program.  BRDD students are encouraged to apply for this program, with an understanding that orientation programming in September will coincide with BRDD and Brown Orientation and they will be more fully able to participate with Thrive after orientation.

BRDD students are not eligible to participate in RISD POSE since it will coincide with BRDD and Brown Orientation.

Students at Brown Convocation

Year 2 Students

Brown Orientation Thursday, September 3, 2020 – Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Students entering their second year in the BRDD Program return to Brown with the incoming first-year class to fully participate in Brown Orientation programs, since this is their first experience living on Brown’s campus.  In addition, they are eligible to participate in some of the Brown pre-orientation programs including:

Additionally, BRDD second years, are also eligible to participate in Brown Outdoor Leadership Training (BOLT), an opportunity geared towards Brown sophomores.  

BRDD Year 2 students gather the night before classes begin at Brown for a "Welcome Back" meeting over dinner.