For Parents

Bear Bucks | Now add funds on-line

Once they have established a Bear Bucks account, students swipe their Brown ID to do laundry, print or make photocopies, make purchases from on-campus vending machines and at other campus locations that accept BearBucks. On-line, credit card deposits to Bear Bucks are now possible through the GET portal. Family members may also add funds to a student's BearBucks account by going to and entering the student's Brown ID#, last name, and birth date to make a deposit. Students may still may still add funds by putting paper money into a Value Port machine on campus, depositing in person at the Cashier’s Office, or sending a check to the Cashier’s Office.

New Undergraduate Orientation | Fall 2016

Early information for Orientation, which is required for all new undergraduates, is available on the Orientation website.

Family Weekend | October 21-23, 2016

Online registration will open September 9 at  With lectures, student performances, athletic events, open houses, planned gatherings and special events, Family Weekend provides an opportunity for families to experience the hustle and bustle of Brown at the height of the academic term.

Year at a Glance

Year-at-a-Glance is a one-page overview of the year with significant dates for easy reference. Full academic calendars are available on the Registrar's website.

Use of Health Services and CAPS in Summer

May 6th, Health Services emailed all students with information about deadlines for graduating students and opportunity for continuing students to purchase summer care. Students who are graduating may use Health Services and CAPS until May 29, 2016 but payment options change after May 15th.

Academic advising information

You can read the advising announcements emailed to students throughout the year on the front page of ASK (Advising Sidekick). Also available on the public face of ASK are a number of Advising Materials, publications provided to students to orient them to the university -- such as Guide to Brown -- and to stimulate their thinking about their Brown education and instigate conversations with their academic advisors -- such as Brown's Liberal Learning Goals, Planning Your Liberal Education, and Planning Your Sophomore Year. While we share these materials with student, you may find it useful to know what is available in order to remind your student of resources available and reinforce messages when they forget.

Maud S. Mandel, Dean of the College, sent two emails to parents of undergraduates this October: The First Months at Brown, and Support for the Sophomore Year.

Verification of Enrollment

Instructions for requesting proof of a student's enrollment--for insurance or other documentation purposes--are available from the Registrar's Office.

First Generation College Students

While the term typically references students whose parents did not complete a four-year college education, our FirstGen Initiative programsare open to any student who feels the academic, social, and peer advising may be helpful.

Living@Brown: Financial Considerations

As a result of conversations with students, we have published a new document  Living @ Brown: Financial Considerations, which is availablein English, en Español,  在中國, 在中国.

Safety at Brown

The Safety at Brown website provides summary information about safety-related services, tools, policies, and best practices that will help protect members of the Brown community.

This site is a joint effort of the offices of Campus Life, the Dean of the College, and the Parent Program in Advancement.