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.
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.
Staff members in the Office of Residential Life:
manage all aspects of housing assignments, early-arrivals, break housing, extended housing, and off-campus permissions;
facilitate housing accommodations in conjunction with Student and Employee Accessibility Services (SEAS) and/or the Office of Chaplains and Religious Life;
participate in a year-round 24-7 on-call emergency-response rotation;
select, train, and supervise 150 paraprofessional student staff members, Residential Peer Leaders (RPLs), who create engaging and respectful residential environments that enhance the student experience; and
provide educational programming to promote student learning and holistic development.
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|
|May 16, 2020||Residence Halls close at 12 noon|
|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|