For Parents

Snow Closing February 8, 2016

Administrative and academic offices will be closed Monday, Feburary 8, 2016. Brown Dining Services will centralize operations on Monday at the Sharpe Refectory. Additional information may be viewed in the mail sent to students, faculty, and staff and on individual department websites.

Emergency services are always available during University closings. Students were reminded by email of services available during the University closing.

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.

Health Fee & Health Insurance

All actively-enrolled students may use Health Services as well as Counseling and Psychological Services, whether they have the Brown-sponsored health insurance plan (SHIP) or another planMore about health & wellness at Brown...

The mandatory Health Fee provides students the ability to see a provider at Health Services or at Counseling and Psychological Services.The student's health insurance comes into play for costs of tests, medications, treatment, and referrals to outside providers. TO WAIVE OR NOT: New this year, a worksheet to help students and families compare the coverage offered by the Student Health Insurance Plan(SHIP) and by their personal or family plan was included in the insurance information mailing.

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.

Year at a Glance

Download a Year at a Glance document from the Important Dates page.

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.

Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey Report

Last year, Brown’s Sexual Assault Task Force (SATF) emphasized the importance of taking an evidence-based, data-driven approach to addressing the problem of gender-based harassment and violence at Brown. To better understand the issues on our campus, Brown joined with 27 universities to collaborate with the American Association of Universities (AAU) to sponsor a student survey, conducted last spring, designed to assess the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses and collect student views on sexual misconduct. [Read the rest of President Paxson's email.]


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