Brown students enjoy an unusually high degree of freedom to structure their own education. In order to exercise this freedom responsibly, students need informed support and guidance from their parents as well as Brown faculty and administrators.
The Dean of the College communicates with parents during students’ first two years at Brown to highlight tasks and challenges students encounter as they progress through their education. Dean Mandel emailed parents of first-year and sophomore undergraduates the beginning of October:
Please visit the advising website, ASK (or Advising SideKick), which houses the print and electronic communications we send to students during their first two years. The websites of many administrative and service offices include sections specifically for parents as well.