Parking and Transportation

General Parking

To ease your travel to Brown, the University has made additional parking spaces available on campus.

You may leave your car in any of the University lots at any time from Friday at 5:00 pm through the weekend. The largest lot on campus is the Power Street lot (both lower and upper levels) at the corner of Power and Thayer streets. The top-level entrance is on Power Street; the bottom-level entrance is on the corner of Williams and Brook streets.

Two handicapped designated lots — numbers 76 and 11 —are available for those who complete the handicapped parking form. If you would like to request a spot in one of the handicapped parking lots, please fill out our Handicapped Parking Request Form. Please note that handicapped spaces are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. If you need additional accommodations, learn more about accessibility accommodations during Commencement Weekend.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Parking at Warren Alpert Medical School (222 Richmond St.)

Parking at Warren Alpert Medical School (222 Richmond St.) Metered spaces are available on several streets near the Medical School building, including Richmond Street, Elm Street, and Chestnut Street. Please adhere to posted signs regarding allowable hours and parking limitations, and note that meters accept quarters or credit card for payment. Parking is available at the garage adjacent to the Medical School building on Friday, May 24, for a fee. After 5 p.m. on Friday, May 24, and throughout the weekend, lot 30 (on the corner of Elm and Richmond streets) and lot 81 (corner of Ship and Richmond streets) will be open and available to all Commencement/Reunion Weekend visitors.

Shuttles to Warren Alpert Medical School

Shuttle service will be provided to and from the Van Wickle Gates and Warren Alpert Medical School (222 Richmond Street) on Friday, May 24, from noon to 9:30 p.m., and on Saturday, May 25, from 2 to 4 p.m.


Remember to lock your car, whether it is on the street or in a lot. Even though hourly parking restrictions are waived for Commencement/Reunion Weekend, do observe the city’s parking laws and emergency no parking signs. Any car parked in a temporary emergency no parking tow zone, in marked handicapped spaces without a placard, in violation of a fire hydrant, blocking driveways, or obstructing Brown police or Providence police sawhorses will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Parking is prohibited on George Street from Prospect Street to Brown Street, on Brown Street from George Street to Benevolent Street, and on Waterman Street from Prospect Street to Thayer Street. Also, there is no parking on Providence city streets from 2:00 am to 5:00 am.