Travel & Lodging

Getting to Campus

Directions to Brown University on Commencement Weekend
Due to road closures for Commencement activities in downtown Providence the directions below are being provided to guide you to the University during our Commencement Weekend. These directions will guide you to the traffic pattern which will allow for easy drop off if necessary, and to the side of the campus not affected by the closures. Please note that navigation systems will most likely guide you into road closures so please keep this in mind.

FROM THE NORTH:
From Route 95 South stay right to Exit 20, Route 6 / Route 195 East. Take Exit 2 and turn Left onto India Street. Then turn right onto Gano Street North. Then turn Left onto Power Street. Then turn right onto Brown Street.

FROM THE SOUTH:
From Route 95 North take Exit 19 East onto Route 195 East. Take Exit 2 and turn Left onto India Street. Then turn right onto Gano Street North. Then turn Left onto Power Street. Then turn right onto Brown Street.

FROM THE EAST:
Take I-195 West to exit 2; onto South Main Street.  At the traffic light turn right onto Wickenden Street. At the second traffic light on Wickenden Street turn left onto Brook Street. Then turn Left onto Power Street. Then turn right onto Brown Street.

FROM THE NORTHWEST:
Take 146 South. Continue onto Route 95 South and stay right to Exit 20, Route 6 / Route 195 East. Take Exit 2 and turn Left onto India Street. Then turn right onto Gano Street North. Then turn Left onto Power Street. Then turn right onto Brown Street.

FROM THE WEST ON ROUTE 6:
Take Route 95 South and stay right to Exit 20, Route 6 / Route 195 East. Take Exit 2 and turn Left onto India Street. Then turn right onto Gano Street North. Then turn Left onto Power Street. Then turn right onto Brown Street.

For getting to campus from T.F. Green Airport to Downtown Providence, check out the TF Green Airport website for information on trains, buses, and more. 

For getting to campus from Boston to Downtown Providence, trains are available on the MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) Commuter Rail Providence/Stoughton line or with Amtrak on the Acela Express or Northeast Regional trains. Buses between Boston and Providence are also available with Greyhoundand Peter Pan.

For getting around Providence and making your way to Brown’s campus, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) offers numerous bus routes. You can check out the routes and plan your trip online here or download the Transit Tracker app on your smartphone. If you want to avoid the hassle of parking and save on car rental and parking fees, the walk from Downtown Providence to Brown’s campus only takes about 20 minutes. 

Hotels Near Campus

There are many hotels in Providence and nearby Warwick that are convenient to the University. Please remember to book a room early, as they sell out fast for Commencement weekend.

For more information to help you plan your trip, please visit Brown's partner hotel page.

On Campus Housing

A limited number of on campus housing options are available to families over Commencement weekend though Residential Life.