Excellence at Brown

Excellence at Brown ([email protected]) aims to provide a meaningful experience that positions students to thrive at Brown. The program offers first-year students the opportunity to engage with faculty and be in community with peers around writing and to gain exposure to and comfort with writing at the college level and explore Brown’s culture of writing.  

[email protected] 2021 will offer virtual programming the week leading up to orientation and in-person events throughout the Fall semester. Participants will engage in:

  • Virtual workshops and community cohort activities the week prior to general orientation, August 23-27. There will be up to two synchronous events per day during this week, offered between 9:00 - 12:00 EDT or 4:00 - 6:00 PM EDT. A detailed schedule of activities will be shared in mid-August. 
  • An in-person meet and greet with [email protected] students, staff, and faculty in September. 
  • An ongoing series of in-person workshops led by faculty and writing support staff throughout the Fall 2021 semester focused on topics around the culture of writing at Brown and writing strategies.
  • Optional Writing Center support for [email protected] participants throughout the Fall semester. 

The 2021 Excellence at Brown application is here. Applications are due by midnight EDT on Friday, July 30, 2021.


Please email [email protected] with questions.