Class of 2022

Welcome to Brown University, Class of '22! 

As you are getting prepared to come to Brown, we wanted to remind you about some important information/events and to review the process of registering with SEAS.

Requesting Accommodations

Students requesting accommodations through SEAS are expected to complete the SEAS registration process. To get started, please see the page titled "Registering" which can be found under the "Students: Undergraduate and Graduate" tab on the left-hand menu. 

Students are NOT required to have used accommodations prior to Brown in order to register. If you think accommodations/supports might be helpful, but aren't sure where to start please reach out (SEAS@brown.edu or 401-863-9588)! We are happy to meet with students 1-on-1 to discuss a specific situation and/or if SEAS support is appropriate.

Events to attend during Orientation

General Orientation for incoming first years is  September 2018. The following is a list of events to be on the look out for!

  • SEAS will have a table at the University Resource Fair TBD. The accessible entrance is on the right side of the building. Take the small elevator to the first floor.
  • SEAS will hold an Orientation for students and parents TBD Meet the SEAS staff and get information about how accommodations and services work at Brown. There will also be a panel of current students who use accommodations and services! CART will be provided and a hearing loop is available.
  • SEAS Welcome - Open House TBD at 20 Benevolent St., 1st Floor. Our office is located between Brown and Magee Streets, across from Keeney Quad. The main entrance is on the left side of the building and is accessible. Stop by and meet staff, learn about services and schedule an appointment to discuss accommodations.
  • SEAS will conduct a Self Advocacy Workshop TBD. Learn about the process of requesting accommodations. Discuss how to work with your professors, use services such as Tutoring or the Writing Center, and make sure you know where to go if you have a question or a concern. The session is strongly recommended for any students that will be using academic accommodations!

Accommodation Specifics:

Housing accommodations needed to be requested by July 5th in order to have the greatest priority in the assignment process. If there are any needs you have not yet communicated, please call 401-863-9588 and email us at seas@brown.edu right away to request a Housing Accommodation Request Form. Requests that are received after the deadline may not be met before the semester begins. Documentation that supports your request will be needed. 

Dining accommodations for significant food allergies and special diets should be arranged in advance of your arrival at Brown so everything can be in place. You will need to be regsitered with SEAS and should have confirmation from us that your accommodation is approved as well as instructions about your next steps.  Please call 401-863-9588 if you have any questions.

Parking accommodations for first year students are rare as many needs can be met with our campus transportation system. Requests for parking come through the SEAS office if they are disability-related. Please contact us by email at seas@brown.edu. Please describe your disability-related reason, frequency and duration of need for requesting parking and request a SEAS Parking Accommodation Form.

SEAS On-Call Shuttle: Students with temporary or permanent mobility concerns can request point-to-point on rides (on campus only) by calling 401-225-9572. For ongoing shuttle rides, please register with SEAS by calling 401-863-9588 and then provide an advance list of requested rides each week. During regular Fall and Spring academic semesters, there is weekday service 8am to 7pm (to 5pm, late winter hours) to areas on or near campus served by the Brown Safe-Ride shuttles.

Placement Exams

A number of academic departments offer placement examinations for either advanced placement or simply for appropriate course choice.

If you think you will need accommodations for any of these examinations, please contact SEAS for assistance. Please also contact the appropriate departmental contact person to start the process of communicating your need. The list of department contacts is available in the Orientation guide booklet.

Recreation Fee Waiver

The recreation fee covers Brown undergraduate, graduate, and medical students for access to all recreational and fitness facilities and entrance to athletic events.  It does not cover intramural team participation or physical education classes.  The Recreation Fee can be waived for students with disabilities or medical conditions that may prevent them from using these facilities. To request a waiver based on a disability, contact SEAS at 401-863-9588 or seas@brown.edu. All other requests should be directed to the Office of Campus Life at 401-863-1800.

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to working with you and hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!

Sincerely,

Catherine Axe       Assistant Dean and Director        
Jonathan Corey    Associate Director
Desirae Mix           Assistant Director
Sean Haggerty      Coordinator
Antonio Taylor     Coordinator
Erin Karalekas      Administrative Coordinator