Brown University is located in the College Hill section of Providence, RI. The campus is quite old and is fully integrated with the city. There are some access challenges posed by the topography as well as the age of the buildings. The following information may be useful in naviagting the campus.
Campus Accessibility Map
Brown University has an accessibility map that provides information about naviagting the campus and accessing its facilities. The map includes information about paths of travel, lift locations, and accessible parking, among other things. These masp can be found on the Facilities Management Website:
For specific information about accessibility or to request a universal lift key, please contact us at 401-863-9588 or [email protected].
Campus Tours and Information Sessions
Accessible campus tours are available. Please contact Admission directly to request one: 401-863-2378 or by visiting the Admission site.
Accessible (handicapped) street parking is available throughout the campus and can be used by anyone with a valid state handicapped hang tag. Please consult our campus accessibility map to identify those spots. In addition, the state of Rhode Island allows anyone with a valid state handicapped hang tag to park in any legal parking spot beyond the posted time limits.
The Access Shuttle provides point to point rides within the campus for people with mobility concerns of any kind. The Access Shuttle runs during the day and connects with the safeRIDE on Call Shuttle in the evening. Service is limited during the summer and breaks. Please call 401-225-9572 to schedule a same day ride. More information can be found on our "Access Shuttle" webpage.
Wheelchair Rental Information
Wheelchairs are not available on the campus but there are number of local companies that will rent and deliver wheelchairs at reasonable rates including but not limited to the following:
Alpha Surgical Inc.
1894 Smith Street
North Providence, RI
Minimum 2-day rental
Standard chairs hold up to 250 lbs.
Rates below apply only for standard chairs (others hold up to 450 lbs and cost more)
Transport Chair Rental Rates:
Manual Wheelchair Rental Rates:
County Square Pharmacy Inc.
289 County Street
Attleboro, MA 02703
$50 deposit required
Manual wheelchair rates: