First-Year Graduate Student Housing

First-year graduate students are offered a limited number of Auxiliary-Housing managed apartments located on College Hill, ranging in size from studio apartments to four-bedroom apartments and houses. 


River House-River House is actively compiling a waitlist.  Please contact River House directly at 401-859-2390, for further information and to be added to the waitlist. Please note, the application process and lease periods may differ from other Auxiliary Housing properties.  

Auxiliary Housing-UPDATE 4/19/2023: THE '23-'24 GRADUATE HOUSING APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED. We have received nearly 200 applications for only 64 available spaces. Those applicants who are not contacted within 10 days with an assignment will be be placed on the wait list and contacted if we receive cancelations.  The Auxiliary Housing managed graduate housing application for the '23-'24 academic year will be available on Monday, April 17, 2023 at 8:30 am. The link will be located under the Graduate Student Housing Heading - Forms Section of this webpage.  Rental units will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Graduate students that are not first-year graduate students can still apply, but will only be contacted if there are vacancies after all first-year graduate students are offered housing. Any vacancies will be offered to non first-year graduate students beginning June 5, 2023.    

Rental Agreement Period

Rental agreement periods are for 12 months with no exceptions. Contracts will begin June 2, July 7, or August 4, 2023. 

Description of Program

Brown University has established a program designed to assist graduate and medical students with housing. To be eligible for this program, an applicant must be:

  • A first-year graduate student
  • A matriculated student of Brown University for the term requesting housing

To apply for one of these housing units, students must submit the Graduate Student Housing Application. Submission of an application does not guarantee placement in a unit. Applications for this program will be accepted until all available units have been assigned. Priority will be given to first-year graduate students. 

Applicants will be emailed their housing assignments. If applicant decides to accept the assignment, the applicant will receive a rental agreement via the email address on file. The rental agreement must be signed and submitted by the specified deadline. A $500 security deposit will be charged to the applicant's Banner account at this time. If the rental agreement is not signed and returned by the stated deadline, the applicant will lose the assigned unit, and the top-ranking applicant on the waiting list will be assigned the unit.

Students may not rent a multi-bedroom apartment by themselves. Graduate housing coordinators will assign roommates to those requesting space in a multi-bed unit, unless the applicant names a preferred roommate. Preferred roommate must also meet the eligibility requirements as a first-year graduate student.  

Brown University reserves the right to add, remove, or change dwelling units included in this program and also to terminate this program at any time subject to its obligations under the rental agreements executed under the program. Brown University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age handicap, status as a veteran, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.


If you are in need of parking, please contact Catrina Ritchie. Parking spaces are available for an additional charge and are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.  

Housing Options 2023/2024 Note: Rental Rate is Per Person/Per Month

All accommodations subject to availability. View listings below for more information and photos.  

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