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 2019 Orientation will take place Saturday, August 31, 2019 to Saturday, September 7, 2019.
The 2019 Orientation Schedule is subject to changes. Check this page often to make sure you are up to date. Last updated 6/5/2019.
The Fall and Midyear Transfer, Visiting and Resumed Undergraduate Education Orientation Schedules are available on the Transfer, Visiting and Resumed Undergraduate Education Students page.
Information for Fall 2019
Orientation, which is required for all students, begins Saturday, August 31, 2019. If you are studying at Brown on an F-1 visa, you will arrive on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 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, transfer, visiting or Resumed Undergraduate Education (RUE) 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 students 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, responsibilities, and resources within Brown's curriculum.
- To assist students in connecting with their peers, the larger campus and local communities.
|Wednesday, August 28, 2019||International students move in Fall 2019|
|Saturday, August 31, 2019||General move in for students Fall 2019|
|Saturday, August 31, 2019,
in the afternoon
|Orientation began for all new students entering in the Fall|
|Wednesday, September 3, 2019||Fall Classes begin|
|Sunday, January 19, 2020,
|Midyear Orientation begins for 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 [email protected] or 401.863.9588 as far in advance as possible.
Last updated 5/1/2019