Frequently Asked Questions

The transition to college can be overwhelming. The links below, divided into the most common themes, lead to frequent questions that come up for incoming students. If you can't find the answer to your question, please don't hesitate to reach out to someone at Brown - a list of offices and contact information is below. Or just email [email protected] and we will connect you with the right resources on campus.

Have a question but not sure whom to ask? The chart below will point you in the right direction.

Type of Question


Move-In and Housing Questions

Office of Residential Life

Dining and meal plan Questions

Brown Dining Services

Billing and Payment
Financial Aid 

Bursar's Office
Office of Financial Aid

Brown Card and Bear Bucks Account

Brown Card Office

Video Introduction to the Brown Card

Study Abroad Opportunities

Office of International Programs

Health Insurance
Health Services, Pharmacy, etc.

Health Services FAQ 

Computing at Brown
Wireless access

Computing and Information Technology FAQ