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 by allowing them structured access to classes and one-on-one, nonevaluative 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 each day of the week. Experience Brown participants should arrive at the Stephen Roberts '62 Campus Center to check in at their designated pickup time. The Experience Brown program is available mid-February through March 31 and mid-September through early December.

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Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Check-in: 10:45 a.m.
Attend class: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Lunch: 12 - 1 p.m.
(Attend the 1 p.m. Campus Tour and 2:15 p.m. Information Session if travel schedule allows; registration for these is separate.)

Check-in: 11:45 a.m.
Lunch: 12 - 1 p.m.
Attend class: 1 - 2 p.m.
(Attend the 9 a.m. Campus Tour and 10:15 a.m. Information Session if travel schedule allows; registration for these is separate.)


Tuesday, Thursday

Check-in: 10:15 a.m.
Attend class: 10:30 - 11:50 a.m.
Lunch: 12 - 1 p.m.
(Attend the 9 a.m. Campus Tour and 10:15 a.m. Information Session if travel schedule allows; registration for these is separate.)

Check-in: 11:45 a.m.
Lunch: 12 - 1 p.m.
Attend class: 1- 2:20 p.m.
(Attend the 9 a.m. Campus Tour and 10:15 a.m. Information Session if travel schedule allows; registration for these is separate.)


Registration and 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 three 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.

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If you do not receive a confirmation email or have any questions about accessibility or special accommodations, please contact us at experiencebrown@brown.edu or 401-863-6800.