Housing & Dining

Brown is a community of individuals living and learning together

Seventy four percent of undergraduates — and all first-year students — live on campus. Brown isn’t just a place where students study and work. It is a place they call home.

Residential Life

Brown’s housing system reflects our vibrant, diverse community. First-year undergrads live with a roommate in close-knit “units” of 50 to 60 first-years.

Through an annual housing lottery, students in upper years pick their exact room, whether a private single or with friends in a suite or apartment.

Brown’s program housing, with options like International House and Environmental House, provide opportunities for students to live and learn with others who share their interests. Some of the University’s Greek letter organizations also offer on-campus housing. Students may also request a substance-free, quiet or single-sex community.

Off-Campus Living

Many seniors and graduate students live near campus in either Brown-owned or non-University apartments and houses.

Brown Dining

Brown’s dining system is designed to be easy and accommodating, providing a range of options and hours and flexible meal plans available to students who live on or off campus. There are nearly a dozen eateries across campus —two large dining halls offering veggie options, Kosher and Halal meals, and a variety of smaller eateries.