Information about 2020 Spring Closing of the Residence Halls

Key Return Information

Please use this March 2020 Closing checklist to assist in your moving out process

Due to the early closing of the residence halls, housing lottery is postponed. 

New Housing Lottery Dates:
Phase 1 (Group Formation): March 30– April 3
Phase 2 (Housing Selection: April 20, 21, and 22


At Brown, we recognize that a large part of personal growth and development inevitably takes place outside of the classroom. This is the result of intentional programs and services as well as myriad interpersonal interactions with members of the Brown community. As such, living on campus is critically important to the overall educational experience. Students will benefit from guidance and support from their interconnected community of peer scholars as well as several peer counselors who live in the residence halls and interact with faculty and deans to create a vibrant living and learning environment. 

In order to benefit fully from Brown's exceptional learning environment, undergraduates are required to live in on-campus housing through semester 6. Exceptions to Brown’s residential policy are granted in 12-month increments to Resumed Undergraduate Education (RUE) students, married students living with their spouse locally, and students living with their parent(s) locally. Undergraduate students who fall into these categories and intend to live off-campus must complete a non-resident intent form and submit supporting documentation.

Our Mission

The Office of Residential Life fosters a safe and inclusive living environment that promotes student learning and holistic development by providing tools to help students navigate the social, emotional, and academic elements of their residential experience. This includes providing opportunities for students to hold themselves and each other accountable, ultimately preparing them to be responsible global citizens.

Our Work

Staff members in the Office of Residential Life:

Fall 2019 Important Dates

December 15, 2019 Last day to submit the Vacancy Fill Request Form, Spring 2020 Housing Preference Form and the Spring 2020 Non-Resident Intent Form
December 22, 2019 All Residence Halls Closed at 9AM

Spring 2020 Important Dates

January 18, 2020 Spring Opening (more information)
March 5, 2020 Super Deadline Day
March 17, 2020 Must vacate by 5pm
March 30 to April 3, 2020 Housing Lottery Phase 1 (Group Formation)      
April 20, 21, and 22, 2020 Housing Lottery Phase 2 (Housing Selection)
May 25, 2020 Graduating Seniors move out by 12 noon

Fall 2020 Important Dates

September 3, 2020 Undergraduate and Transfer  Students Move in  (Orientation Information)
September 6, 2020 Returning Students Move in