Brown is requiring COVID-19 vaccines for all students who will be on campus or engage in any level of in-person instruction, whether in the U.S. or abroad. Medical and religious exemptions from vaccination will be granted to students, and reasonable accommodations will be provided (as determined by applicable law). Failure to upload vaccine documentation or receive exemption approval may result in loss of access to campus. Up-to-date information is outlined on the Healthy Brown website.
Students must undergo required testing for COVID-19 at the location, times, and dates established by the University to determine if they have contracted the virus and to enable the University to monitor infection rates in the Brown community. Testing requirements may change over time. Up-to-date information is outlined on the Healthy Brown website.
Students are expected to follow the policies established by the University and the State of Rhode Island, whichever is more restrictive, regarding attending or hosting social gatherings especially in terms of the number of people allowed. The most up-to-date information about these policies can be found on the Healthy Brown website.
Accommodations will be made for students who have a documented medical condition that prevents them from wearing a face mask. Students should contact Student Accessibility Services to request a reasonable accommodation.
If I attended a large gathering and have concerns about it now, will I have amnesty for my attendance if I report it?
If a student who is aware of or has engaged in violations of the Student Commitment to COVID-19 Community Health and Safety Requirements seeks help or resources out of concern for their well-being or the well-being of others, they will not face disciplinary action by the University for minor violations unless there was malicious intent in the violation. They may, however, be required to meet with a health educator and follow any recommendations.
Anyone may submit a report through our reporting form.
If I am removed from campus for COVID-related reasons, will I be allowed back on campus when the University resumes regular operations?
If you are removed from campus for COVID-related violations, you will be allowed to return to campus when the University resumes regular operations unless your removal was accompanied by a suspension or expulsion from the University.
In most cases, you will not be allowed to live off-campus in Providence unless your home address is in Providence or you have been granted off-campus permission by the Office of Residential Life. For more information about off-campus permission, please see the website for the Office of Residential Life.
Within 3 business days of notification of the hearing/review meeting outcome, the respondent(s) may appeal in writing the decisions in the case, setting out the reason(s) for the appeal. There will be an appeal link in the decision letter. Appeals will normally be considered only when:
These meetings and hearings may be in person or online as circumstances warrant.