Brown University is situated in the heart of historic Providence, Rhode Island, approximately one hour south of Boston and three hours north of New York City – both large metropolitan cites accessible by train. However, you need not travel far to find rich culture and diverse activities in Providence. Providence is an ethnically- and culturally rich city, with world famous ethnic cuisine scattered in and about the city, as well as many artistic outlets along with a rich mix of colonial architecture on Benefit Street.
Brown Engineering is located at 184 Hope Street in the Barus and Holley Building, Giancarlo Lab, and Prince Lab. You can access the main lobby from the corner of George Street and Hope Street (near the new Applied Math building). You can also access the main lobby through Prince Lab off Brook Street between Waterman and George Streets.
More details on the building location can be found here.
Arrange a visit to Brown Engineering:
Engineering specific tours are designed to give prospective students an overview of what it is like to study engineering at Brown University. Your tour of the School of Engineering will be led by current engineering students and will visit classrooms and lab spaces. The engineering tour lasts approximately 30 minutes.
To arrange a visit, please register here. Tours depart from the Barus and Holley lobby (184 Hope Street).
Engineering tours are available during the academic year. For more information, please contact:
Academic Program Coordinator
(401) 863-1471, B&H 307
The Office of College Admission offers campus tours and physical science tours for prospective students to get to know our campus and our current students.
From the North or South on Interstate 95:
Take Exit 22A to Downtown Providence. Continue straight on Memorial Boulevard. At the fourth set of lights, turn left onto College Street. At the top of the hill, turn left onto Prospect Street. Take your first right onto Waterman Street. The Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center will be on your right. Visitors who wish to continue to Brown Engineering should turn right on Hope Street.
From the East on Interstate 195:
Take Exit 2 to South Main Street and continue for half a mile until the first set of traffic lights. Turn right onto College Street and then left at the top of the hill onto Prospect Street. Take your first right onto Waterman Street. The Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center will be on your right. Visitors who wish to continue to Brown Engineering should turn right on Hope Street.
From the Northwest:
Follow Route 146 to I-95 South then follow directions above (from north and south).
Modes of Transportation:
Kennedy Plaza, the local bus service hub, and Union Station, home to trains from Amtrak and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), are both downtown, just a short walk or taxi ride from campus. T.F. Green Airport is 10 miles south, in Warwick, R.I.
More Travel Information:
The Brown Travel Portal provides complete information on hotels, directions, parking, maps, airline reservations, hotel reservations, and ground transportation. It also offers special Brown discount rates.
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