Skip to Navigation

Welcome to Brown

Dear Graduate Student,

I am delighted that you have accepted our offer of admission to the Brown University Graduate School. Congratulations on taking this step and thank you for choosing Brown for your graduate studies.

Graduate School Orientation will be held on August 30-31 and International Orientation will run August 24-26, 2022. These are required events. You will receive email communication with further details this spring and summer. Your degree program may also host program-specific orientation activities. 

At Brown, you have easy access to leading scholars, teachers, and researchers, as well as the Graduate School deans and staff. During the academic year, I set aside time each week to allow students to drop by and discuss your ideas and interests. You also can call or email to make an appointment with me or another dean.

As you prepare for your studies in your program, we encourage you to become familiar with the culture and resources of our vibrant University community. The Brown University Academic Code and the Student Conduct Code provide an essential understanding of expectations and rules regarding scholarly and research pursuits and interactions on campus. You will be asked to complete an online course on the Codes after you set up your Brown email account, which we recommend you do as soon as you receive an email with instructions. The Graduate School website offers additional information about University resources.

Our goal is that you are aware of information, as you begin your studies, that will help you be successful at Brown. In addition to knowing your degree requirements, be sure to look at your program handbook, as well as the Graduate School Handbook. Our website provides a link to most program handbooks; to find yours, look at the webpage devoted to your program.

Please retain your offer of admission. The offer represents the University's commitment to you. In the future, you may want to refer to it and this communication.

Again, congratulations on joining the Brown community. The Graduate School will be in touch with you several times before Orientation, and I look forward to welcoming you to campus.


Andrew G. Campbell
Dean of the Graduate School
Professor of Medical Science