Visit Brown University

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Interested in visiting Brown, meeting our students, learning about our rich history? Visiting campus is the best way to determine whether Brown is the right fit for you. Explore our many campus visit opportunities. 

Campus Tour

Led by a Brown student, the campus tour gives prospective students the opportunity to see campus first-hand and to learn about campus landmarks, residential life, dining, University history, and traditions. Tours last approximately 60 minutes. REGISTER HERE

Please note that, for security and safety reasons, campus tours do not enter student dormitories.

For information about accessibility or special accommodations while visiting our campus, please contact us at visitbrown@brown.edu

 

 

Experience Brown Program

The Experience Brown program aims to provide prospective students with the opportunity to get a sense of what it is like to be a student at Brown University by allowing them structured access to classes and one-on-one, non-evaluative contact with a current student. 

The program matches prospective students with current students who share their academic or extracurricular interests and allows prospective students to attend a class and eat lunch in a dining hall with their host.

The Experience Brown program does not include a campus tour or information session, but is in close communication with the coordinators for both of these programs so as to ensure ample opportunity to attend all of the programming offered daily.

The Experience Brown schedule is organized around the university's class framework. Listed below are typical schedules for some of the time slots offered on each day of the week. Experience Brown participants should arrive at the Stephen Roberts '62 Campus Center to check in at their designated pick-up time. The Experience Brown program is available mid-February through March 31 and mid-September through early December.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Check-in: 10:45 AM 
Attend Class: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Lunch: 12:00 - 1:00 PM 
(attend 1:00 PM Campus Tour & 2:15 PM Information Session if travel schedule allows, registration separate)

Check-in: 11:45 AM 
Lunch: 12:00 - 1:00 PM  
Attend Class: 1:00 - 2:00 PM 
(attend 9:00 AM Campus Tour & 10:15 AM Information Session if travel schedule allows, registration separate) 

Tuesday, Thursday
Check-in: 10:15 AM 
Attend Class: 10:30 - 11:50 AM 
Lunc: 12:00 - 1:00 PM  
(attend 9:00 AM Campus Tour & 10:15 AM Information Session if travel schedule allows, registration separate)

Check-in: 11:45 AM 
Lunch: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Attend Class: 1:00 - 2:20 PM 
(attend 9:00 AM Campus Tour & 10:15 AM Information Session if travel schedule allows, registration separate)

Registration & Cancellation
Registration is required for the Experience Brown program. Spots are extremely limited, so you are encouraged to sign up early. Only students who have registered in advance of their visit may participate in Experience Brown. Students visiting with siblings or friends must each register separately for Experience Brown if they wish to also participate in the program. Please note, registration closes 3 days prior to each event. The Experience Brown program is available mid-February through March 31 and mid-September through early December.

If you are unable to attend your session, please cancel as soon as possible. There is a high demand for this program and we would love to give another student this opportunity.  

REGISTER HERE

If you do not receive a confirmation email or have any questions about accessibility or special accommodations, please contact us at experiencebrown@brown.edu

Group Tour

Brown has a busy campus and many visitors. Accordingly, groups larger than 10 people are required to contact us at least three weeks in advance to schedule a visit. Approval is not guaranteed; however, more advanced notice may increase the likelihood of accommodation. We cannot always guarantee a specific tour slot and appreciate your flexibility with our published tour and information session schedules. Contact us here.

Please note that, due to high visitor volume in the spring, we are unable to accommodate group tours in April.

Information Session

The information session gives prospective students the opportunity to hear from current students and admission officers about academic life, the open curriculum, advising, study abroad, research opportunities, special programs, admission, and financial aid. Information sessions last approximately 45 minutes. REGISTER HERE

For information about accessibility or special accommodations while visiting our campus, please contact us at visitbrown@brown.edu

Physical Sciences Tour

The physical sciences tour is designed to give prospective students a glimpse of what it is like to study Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Math, Applied Math, and Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences at Brown. The physical sciences tour does not cover life sciences such as Biology or Neuroscience. The tour visits classrooms and lab spaces and lasts approximately 80 minutes. 

Prospective students attending this tour are limited to one guest per student. Also, children under the age of 12 may not participate in the tour. 

REGISTER HERE

Registration is required for the physical sciences tour. Lab safety practices limit the amount of visitors to our laboratory spaces.

For information about accessibility or special accommodations while visiting our campus,  please contact us at visitbrown@brown.edu