Students enrolled in Brown or RISD Wintersession credit-bearing courses that meet on campus will be able to stay in the same Brown dorm room as they do during the regular academic year, at no additional cost. Students who live off-campus should budget their normal rent cost for the month of January. Students taking Brown Wintersession courses online and students who have been abroad in the Fall semester will not have access to their dorm. Students should not anticipate a refund for housing.

Residence halls will reopen for Wintersession students on Monday, January 1. Students may contact the Department of Public Safety at 401-863-3322 for assistance with accessing their building in the event of a card malfunction. Students cannot return to campus earlier than January 1, but may move in later if their course does not start on January 2. 

Meal Plan
An optional meal plan is available for purchase to students who wish to dine on campus during Wintersession. The Sharpe Refectory dining hall will be open every day from 7:00 a.m. (10:30 a.m. on Sundays) to 7:30 p.m. starting on January 2. (Note: Holiday hours will be observed on January 15, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Sharpe Refectory will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.) All service and menu offerings provided during normal meal plan operations will be available. The cost of the full meal plan is $430; students may also elect to purchase meal plans at a weekly ($170/week) or daily ($42/day) rate. Alternately, access to single meal periods may be purchased at a walk-in rate of $10.95 for breakfast, $14.30 for lunch/brunch, and $16.75 for dinner.

To enroll in the Wintersession Meal Plan, please follow the steps below:

  1. Contact Lisa Sargent at 401.863.3343 or Lisa_Sargent@brown.edu
  2. Lisa will send a link to the enrollment form to your Brown Gmail account. Complete the form by 4:00 p.m. on December 16 for the plan to begin at the start of Wintersession on Tuesday, January 2. 
  3. You will receive an email confirmation of your successful sign-up of the Wintersession Meal Plan within 3-5 business days.

Events and Activities
Check back soon to learn about more about what will be happening on campus during Wintersession 2018!

Community Engagement during Wintersession
The Swearer Center has made it possible for enrolled Wintersession students to engage with the local community while on campus in January. The following opportunity is available to students:

H2O After School Program
The H2O after school program at Hope High School is looking for tutors to assist Hope students in all subject areas. The hours are Mondays through Thursdays, from 3 pm to 4, 4:30 or 5 pm. Tutors are asked to commit to at least one day per week. Tutoring will resume on Monday, January 8th. Trainings will be held in the afternoons on 1/2, 1/3 and 1/4, and will be made by appointment with Jen Rainone

Students will continue to have access to the campus services available during the academic year, including: