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1stYear@Brown Online Workshop

August 5th, 2017

Dear Incoming Student,

Happy August! Many of our emails over the summer have focused on what to do to prepare for coming to Brown. We’re excited to tell you about 1stYear@Brown, now ready for viewing! This new online workshop has been designed to help you launch your academic journey through Brown’s open curriculum. By engaging with the exercises, watching the videos, and reading some of the helpful tips, we hope that you will be more fully equipped to transition successfully to our learning environment and more fully prepared to navigate the academic choices before you.

This workshop is made up of four modules that can be done in any order and at different times. Although you do not need to complete this workshop before Orientation, we strongly encourage you to do so. Current students who have previewed 1stYear@Brown have expressed envy that incoming students now have this helpful tool. So take their word for it and spend some time going through the modules! We anticipate that it will take approximately 2 hours to complete this workshop, time that will go far in helping you navigate your journey to and through Brown.

You can access 1stY@B in Canvas, Brown’s online learning management system. Many professors use Canvas for their courses, allowing you to access course material, submit assignments, contribute to online discussion boards, and view grades. Click here for instructions on how to access Canvas. For 1stY@B, we recommend using a web browser and not the Canvas mobile app.

To start, view the “Dean’s Welcome” and review the “Course Guide,” both found on the homepage. As always, feel free to contact us at advising@brown.edu or 401-863-9800 with questions about 1stY@Brown content. And remember all prior summer emails are posted online.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • August 15

    • “No Notation” for AP Scores

    • Mandatory code tutorial

    • Add course preferences to cart

    • Letter to your advisor  

    • First readings response

  • August 22

    • Required Alcohol Misuse and Sexual Assault Prevention Courses


Sincerely, The Advising Team at Brown

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