Accommodations and Travel

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 quickly during Family Weekend. 

For more information to help you plan your trip, please visit Brown's Travel Portal

Parking

In addition to the streets around the Brown campus, you may park your car in any of the University lots anytime beginning 5 PM Friday through the weekend. The Power Street lot (both lower and upper levels) at the corner of Power and Thayer streets is the largest lot on campus. The top level is entered on Power Street and the bottom level is entered on the corner of Williams and Brook streets. A PDF map of all Brown parking lots is also available. 

As you plan your trip to Brown for Family Weekend, remember there are many great options for getting to and around Providence without using a car!

Other Transportation Options

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

For getting 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 Greyhound and 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.