Pre-College Programs

Pre-College Programs: Information for Commuter Students

Information for Accepted Students

Orientation for Commuter Students

Commuter students are strongly encouraged to attend orientation when they check in on Sunday.

Daytime, Evening and Weekend Activities

Commuter students are encouraged to take advantage of the daytime, evening and weekend activities available to pre-college students. Information on activities is available during orientation. 

Meeting Places Around Campus

The John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library (10 Prospect Street), otherwise known as "the Rock," serves as the primary teaching and research library for the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts. With some exceptions, the Rock is usually the most appropriate library at Brown in which to begin research on a topic. For a quiet and comfortable place to study, check out the newly renovated Reading Room at the Rock!

The Friedman Study Center (201 Thayer Street at the corner of Waterman and Thayer Streets) in the Science Library is a central gathering place for students with more than 27,000 square feet of study and social space. The entire area has wireless internet access and comfortable furniture. There is a café in the lobby. The Friedman Study Center is open 24/5 and closes only on Saturday and Sunday morning from 2:00am to 10:00am. The library stacks and services close at 2:00am Sunday through Thursday and 10:00pm Friday and Saturday. The library stacks and services open at 8:30am weekdays and 10:00am weekends.

Bringing a Car to Campus

Residential students are not allowed to bring motor vehicles to campus. Commuter students may only use motor vehicles for transportation to and from Brown. Commuters are prohibited from transporting other students in their motor vehicles.

Students who must commute to campus by car are required to purchase a parking permit from the Transportation Office. The Transportation Office is located at 69 Brown Street in the J. Walter Wilson building, Fifth Floor, Suite 511.

If you have any other questions or concerns regarding the use of automobiles, please call us at 401 863-7900.