Skip to Navigation

Guide for Admitted Online Graduate Students



  • Register for courses
  • Pay your tuition bill
  • Important Dates & Deadlines for Graduate Students
  • Complete Asynchronous Orientation for Graduate Students
    New graduate students will be sent a link via their Brown email address prior to the start of your first semester. Please log into Canvas to access your asynchronous Graduate School orientation course.
  • Complete Asynchronous Program Orientation
    Your department will provide you with access and notification once you have been enrolled in your programmatic orientation course. Once you have been enrolled, please log into Canvas to review and complete your programmatic orientation modules prior to the start of your first semester. 
  • Review The Graduate School Handbook
  • Review your programmatic Student Handbook (if applicable)
    Not all departments have a separate programmatic handbook. If applicable, your program-specific student handbook can be accessed via your programmatic orientation course. 



A full list of resources can be found on the Campus Life Resources website.

  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides a range of mental health services to the Brown community, with services available for all current Brown students, both on or near campus as well as those who will remain away from campus.
    CAPS also provides services for urgent situations. In those cases, students should access one of the urgent help options immediately, including calling CAPS directly at 401-863-3476. Those who call should follow the prompts to be connected to someone who can help — this is available 24/7, every day of the year, and it can be accessed by Brown students from anywhere.
  • Student Accessibility Services: SAS coordinates and facilitates services for students with physical, psychological and learning disabilities. For new students, the SAS website includes a registration form and information about how to provide documentation. If you have any questions about documentation, please reach out by email or phone 401-863-9588 during weekday business hours. Please review their FAQ and their Graduate Student FAQ.
  • Student Support: Student Support Services deans are available to assist all students with a wide range of issues and concerns. Deans can serve as a sounding board to help students consider their options and can help connect students to the right set of resources at Brown. The Student Support Services team will continue to be available to students via phone, email, and video conferencing during weekday business hours. Please call 401-863-3145 or email [email protected] for assistance. Graduate students may also reach out to the Associate Dean of Student Support in the Graduate School.
  • Chaplains and Religious Life: The Chaplains of the University are holding the Brown community in our prayers and remain fully available to all graduate students. Please check their website for details on programming and meetings. Brown community members may send requests for counsel, support, information, or prayer by email to the Chaplain of the University: [email protected]. Individual members of the OCRL team can also be reached directly at the addresses listed on their website
  • All students in an online program are charged a prorated $100 Health Fee. This Health Fee gives access to the following Health related services:
    1) HealthiestYou:  a robust teleclinical service which offers students remote consultation with clinicians and mental health providers licensed throughout the country. This service is intended to supplement existing local resources to provide students with easily accessible and dependable care, regardless of location of study.
    2) Access to health administrative support from the Health & Wellness staff including the Student Health Insurance Office
    3) Online general and sexual health education material provided by BWell Health Promotion