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.
The Orientation schedules for new students entering in the Fall 2016 will be available mid-summer. To view last year's schedule, please click here:
- Orientation Schedule 2015
- Transfer, Visiting, and Resumed Undergraduate Education Fall 2015 Orientation Schedule
The Orientation schedule for January 2017 mid-year transfer, visiting, and resumed undergraduate education students is available in the late fall. To view the 2016 schedule, please click here:
Early Information for Fall 2016
Orientation, which is required for all students, begins Saturday, September 3, 2016. If you are studying at Brown on an F-1 visa, you should arrive on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 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.
|International students move in Fall 2016||Wednesday, August 31, 2016|
|General move in for students Fall 2016||Saturday, September 3, 2016|
|Orientation begins for all new students entering in the Fall
||Saturday afternoon, September 3, 2016|
|Fall Classes begin||Wednesday, September 7, 2016|
|Mid-Year Orientation begins for mid-year Transfer, Visiting & Resumed Undergraduate Education Students||Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 at 2:00pm|
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.