Location & Directions

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Using Google Maps:

Typing in "Smith-Buonanno Hall Providence RI"  or "Wilson Hall Providence RI" to Google Maps will give you correct driving directions, bus routes, and/or walking routes from any address. See the images at the bottom of this page for an idea of what you're looking for.

RIPTA Instructions:

You can get to Brown from anywhere in Rhode Island via RIPTA bus.

All RIPTA bus and trolley routes end in Kennedy Plaza. Once there, the following bus routes will take you through the Tunnel to Thayer Street (a few blocks from both Smith-Buonanno Hall and Wilson Hall):

Schedules for all of these can be found online.

The fare for the bus is $2.00. You may transfer at discounted rates; see the RIPTA website for detailed fare information.

To get to Wilson Hall from the Thayer St bus stop, walk down Thayer St (you should immediately pass Starbucks on your right), then turn right onto Waterman St. After about a block, Brown Street makes a T with Waterman Street. When you reach this intersection, turn left and go through an arch (called Faunce Arch). At this point, you're on Brown's Main Green. Walk forward and look for Wilson Hall on your left. 

To get to Smith-Buonanno Hall from the Thayer St bus stop, walk up Thayer St (you should immediately pass Ben & Jerry's on your left), then turn left onto Meeting St. Look for a skybrigde on your left (across the street) after about a block. Once you see this skybridge, turn right onto a pathway, go up a short flight of stairs, and look for Smith-Buonanno Hall on your left. 

Walking to Smith-Buonanno Hall From Hope High School: 

From the Hope HS bus stop, go in the direction of the Hope HS tennis courts along Hope Street. Continue onto Thayer Street, which veers slightly to the right off of Hope Street. Continue about 0.1 miles and turn right onto Meeting Street. Look for a skybrigde on your left (across the street) after about a block. Once you see this skybridge, turn right onto a pathway, go up a short flight of stairs, and look for Smith-Buonanno Hall on your left. 

Driving to Smith-Buonanno Hall From Providence Place Mall:

Continue on Memorial Blvd for 0.5 miles. Take a left onto Waterman Street and continue for about 1 mile. Turn left onto Brown Street, and continue four blocks. Park near the intersection of Cushing and Brown Street. Turn right onto the driveway-type path that begins at the intersection of Cushing and Brown, and continue forward until you see a grassy open area. Turn right, and look for Smith-Buonanno Hall on your right.

Walking to Wilson Hall (on Brown's Main Green) From Hope High School: 

From the Hope HS bus stop, go in the direction of the Hope HS tennis courts along Hope Street. Continue onto Thayer Street, which veers slightly to the right off of Hope Street. Continue about 0.25 miles and turn right onto Waterman Street. After about a block, Brown Street makes a T with Waterman Street. When you reach this intersection, turn left and go through an arch (called Faunce Arch), at which point you're on Brown's Main Green. Walk forward and look for Wilson Hall on your left. 

Driving to Wilson Hall (on Brown's Main Green) From Providence Place Mall: 

Continue on Memorial Blvd for 0.5 miles. Take a left onto Waterman Street and continue for about 1 mile. Park near the intersection of Brown Street and Waterman Street, and walk through Faunce Arch (at the intersection of Brown and Waterman). You're now on Brown's Main Green. Continue walking forward and look for Wilson Hall on your left. 

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