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Reopening Plan

Brown has developed a comprehensive set of public health protocols and associated policies to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus on campus. While it is too early to determine the prevention requirements that will be in place for Summer 2021, all of our decisions will be guided by recommendations from public health officials and align with the University’s broader work to respond to the pandemic.

Explore Brown Pre-College

Take chances. Try new things. Start now—through Brown University’s Pre-College Programs.

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Brown Pre-College Programs are designed for high school students to replicate the authentic college experience. You’ll enjoy the freedom and responsibility that comes from managing your own time while balancing challenging academics and enriching social activities—without the pressure of formal grades.

In one of our 1- to 6-week courses, you’ll get to know the best of Brown: We’re an Ivy known for our embrace of independent thinkers—one that values and respects student voices.

Whether you choose on-campus, online, or one of our location-based programs, you’ll experience the rigors of college-level classes as you study alongside peers from around the world who are as motivated and curious as you are.

Join the Brown community to get a feel for what college life is like—the choices, the challenges, and the new friendships. Leave enriched by an unforgettable experience, prepared for your next steps.

I now have a better understanding of what college will be like. I’m more excited and comfortable.

Courtney 11th Grade, [email protected]