Undergraduate, Transfer, Visiting & RUE Student Orientation

Check back for updates on New Student Orientation. Please feel free to consult the comprehensive Healthy Brown website for new information, or direct any questions to [email protected].


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.

We have planned Orientation with three primary goals in mind:

  1. To welcome students to Brown and engage them with the history, traditions, and values of our community.
  2. To introduce students to the rigorous academic life of the university and the opportunities, responsibilities, and resources within Brown's curriculum.
  3. To assist students in connecting with their peers, the larger campus and local communities.

During New Student Orientation, you'll 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.

Sean Thompson
Director, First-Year Orientation and Experience 

Yolanda Rome
Associate Dean of the College for Class-Year Advising

To request special services, accommodations, or assistance for move in or for any Orientation events, please contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS) at [email protected] or 401.863.9588 as far in advance as possible.

Last updated 12/15/20