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Brown Housing

First-Year Graduate Housing Program
A number of apartments are reserved by Auxiliary Housing for first-year graduate students who might encounter difficulty in traveling to Providence to find housing before fall classes begin. Near-campus apartments are available through this program available through this program as well as some shared two bedroom options. Applications for the first-year housing program are available as of March each year on the Office of Auxiliary Housing website, as well as detailed descriptions of each type of unit, floor plans, pricing, and photos of apartment interiors and exteriors are available on the Auxiliary Housing website.

Other Brown-Owned Housing
The Office of Auxiliary Housing is responsible for the leasing and management of University-owned off-campus housing available to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to faculty and staff. Brown owns approximately 150 apartments/houses that range in size from efficiency one-bedroom to four-bedroom apartments/houses. These living units surround the campus and occupy an area that extends to Lloyd Avenue on the north, Brown Street to the west, Power Street to the south, and Hope Street to the east. Between 50 and 80 apartments/houses become available each year. The “average” rental rate per month per person for a Brown-owned off-campus apartment is between $825 and $1,220. The typical rental unit in a Brown-owned off-campus building includes utilities such as heat, hot water, gas, electricity, and water/sewer fees. Telephone service, cable television service, Internet access, and the wiring for these services are available through private providers. The Office of Auxiliary Housing has parking spaces available to its tenants for a monthly fee in addition to rent.