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Admitted Students Guide: Parking

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Students can apply to reserve a spot in a Brown parking lot through the Brown Transportation Office, or they can rent spaces from local landlords. Both daytime and overnight parking are available, and annual rates range from $700 to $1,200.

Brown Transportation Office
69 Brown Street 
Page Robinson Hall, Suite 511
(401) 863-3157
[email protected]

Parking on and near campus is tight; after 9 a.m. it can be difficult to find a spot that is closer than a five-minute walk away. Most of the convenient blocks are metered. Overtime meter tickets are $25 or more. A Providence city ordinance prohibits parking on the street between the hours of 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. Many apartments and houses also include parking spaces, but not always. If parking is not available with a rental, it is often possible to rent space nearby. Typical rents for a parking space are between $50–$150 per month.

Overnight parking permits may also be purchased from Brown and the City of Providence. However, Brown overnight parking is only available to graduate students who either live on campus or in Brown owned housing through Brown. If you are interested in a Providence overnight city parking permit please register for a permit at Providence City Hall, Traffic Engineering or the Municipal Court. Because of the scarcity of parking spaces around Brown, graduate students (along with University faculty and staff) are encouraged to find alternate means of commuting to and from campus. The Office of Transportation’s website describes a number of alternatives, including free RIPTA bus service. A Brown ID is required at all times when using any of the Brown transportation services.