Excellence at Brown


Excellence at Brown is a free writing-intensive program that orients incoming students to Brown's academic and campus culture. Offered the week before general Orientation, the program includes five seminars taught by distinguished Brown professors from a range of academic disciplines. Short reading assignments serve as the basis for seminar discussions, and students work one-on-one with graduate-student staff at Brown's Writing Center to learn the elements of successful academic writing across the curriculum.

Excellence at Brown provides an intense, fun, meaningful experience that puts students in a position to thrive at Brown. Throughout the week, students build relationships with faculty and with other students while learning how to navigate Brown's campus. By the time Orientation begins, students are ready to immerse themselves in Brown's rich living and learning environment. 

Newly accepted first-year students apply to Excellence at Brown in May and early June. Accepted and waitlisted applicants are notified of their admission status by July 1.

Program information and important dates:
EaB 2016 kicks-off on Sunday, August 28, and ends on Friday, September 2. General Orientation starts on Saturday, September 3, and classes begin on Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

The Excellence at Brown application will be available on Sunday, May 1, at 8:00 AM through UFunds. Students must login with their Brown University credentials. If you have not set-up your Brown Gmail account, you may activate your account here.

Application deadline is 5:00 PM. (EST) Thursday, June 16.