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Tutorials, Technology Information & Computer Science Info

June 9th, 2017

Greetings, Class of 2021!

As you know, we’ll be writing to you almost every Friday this summer. You can revisit any of the e-mails we send you throughout the summer on the Orientation website under “Preparing for Brown.”

Required Tutorials

You will be required to complete two tutorials before you arrive at Brown: the Brown New Student Code Tutorial and an online course on alcohol use and sexual violence.

The Code Tutorial covers Brown's Academic and Non-Academic Standards of Conduct and contains vital information about your life at Brown, both in and out of the classroom. Your personal link to the tutorial will be emailed to your Brown email address on Monday, June 12 and will need to be completed by August 15.  Please read both codes carefully in preparation for taking the mandatory new student tutorial.

Furthermore, you will be asked to complete an online educational course that addresses alcohol use and sexual violence prevention before arriving to Brown. Details on this course will be shared with you in July.

Technology Information for New Students

Brown encourages students to consider bringing a laptop to campus. If you are thinking about purchasing a computer or new software, review the New Student Tech FAQ from Computing & Information Services (CIS). You will find information on software, computer purchases, wifi, TV, and more. If you would like more information on how to use scholarships or student loans to purchase a laptop, visit Financial Aid’s “Buying a Computer or Laptop” page. The Brown Bookstore Technology Center is also an excellent resource, as it offers educational pricing and often offers discounts at peak times of the year.

Computer Science

The computer science department offers an accelerated introductory course, CSCI 0190, for students with prior computing background or who simply want to accelerate their progress through the concentration. Entry to 0190 is limited to those who pass a qualifying exam that is offered in stages over the summer. The first stage begins in mid-June. Interested students should read the documentation and register at: http://cs.brown.edu/courses/cs019/2017/AFQ.html.

For information about the department's (numerous) other introductory offerings for both concentrators and non-concentrators, please see https://cs.brown.edu/degrees/undergrad/whatcourse.html  

Upcoming Deadlines

Please let us know if you have any questions. You can reach us at 401-863-9800 or advising@brown.edu.

-The Advising Team at Brown

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