Undergraduate, Transfer, Visiting & RUE Student Orientation

Welcome to Brown!

Move-In and New Student Orientation 2021: September 2-12, 2021 (tentative).

New Student Orientation (NSO) is required and all new students must participate in the full duration of NSO.  A schedule of events and programs will introduce you to the rich academic, social, and cultural life at Brown University.

More information about NSO 2021 will be posted this summer in Bruno Beginnings.

View the PDF version of the Brown & You booklet sent to admitted students.

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

Avery Danage Jr
Transfer, RUE, & E-Gap Program Manager


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 4/1/21