Congratulations on your admission to Brown University! Every part of our campus community—the faculty, the staff, and a legion of student peer advisors—looks forward to welcoming you on campus. Take a look at what we have planned for your arrival.
Fall 2017 Orientation will take place from Saturday, September 2, 2017 to Saturday, September 9, 2017.
The Orientation Schedule will be available online mid-June. For your reference the 2016 schedule is available below. Many of the programs are the same from year to year with minor changes.
The Orientation schedule for January 2017 mid-year transfer, visiting, and resumed undergraduate education students is available below:
Early Information for Fall 2017
Orientation, which is required for all students, begins Saturday, September 2, 2017. If you are studying at Brown on an F-1 visa, you should arrive on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 to participate in international student orientation. Any student who identifies as international, regardless of citizenship or residency, is welcome to register for this special program.
We also offer free pre-Orientation programs that help students acclimate to Brown. These optional programs have limited space and require application or pre-registration. Whether you are a first-year student, a transfer or visiting student, or a Resumed Undergraduate Education student, Orientation will help you acclimate to Brown’s distinctive living and learning community.
We have planned Orientation with three primary goals in mind:
- To welcome student to Brown and engage them with the history, traditions and values of our community.
- To introduce students to the rigorous academic life of the university and the opportunities, responsibilites and resources of the Brown curriculum.
- To assist students in connecting with the community of their peers and the larger campus and local communities.
|Wednesday, August 30, 2017||International students move in Fall 2017|
|Saturday, September 2, 2017||General move in for students Fall 2017|
|Saturday, September 2, 2017,
in the afternoon
|Orientation begins for all new students entering in the Fall|
|Wednesday, September 6, 2017||Fall Classes begin|
|Sunday, January 22, 2017,
|Mid-Year Orientation begins for mid-year Transfer, Visiting & Resumed Undergraduate Education Students|
During these beginning days, you have a unique chance to learn about the extraordinary academic and co-curricular opportunities here at Brown, and to come to understand the importance of community involvement and personal responsibility. We wish you all the best, and we look forward to meeting as many of you as possible throughout the fall.
Carol Cohen '83
Maitrayee Bhattacharyya '91
To request special services, accommodations, or assistance for move in or for any Orientation events, please contact Student and Employee Accessibility Services (SEAS) at SEAS@Brown.edu or 401.863.9588 as far in advance as possible.