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Welcome to Brown University Pre-College Programs!

We are thrilled you will be attending a Brown Pre-College program! Your on-campus experience will engage you in a robust academic program balanced with activities, meeting new friends, and discovering your capabilities.

Please view our Welcome Session recording for on-campus students which provides more detailed information on our COVID-19 response from senior leaders.



Be sure all of your forms and payment are completed by their assigned deadlines:

  • May 26: Full payment
  • June 4: All required forms 

Students registered after these deadlines are expected to complete form requirements and make payment within 48 hours of registration.


Forms are submitted electronically through DocuSign, an electronic signature provider where you can digitally fill out and sign our required forms and waivers as well as upload your required Physician’s Immunization and Health History Form signed by a medical provider. Most forms include sections for both students and parents/guardians to complete.

Student Portal

You should log in to your student portal to complete your pre-program requirements. Parents and guardians also receive a checklist of items to complete, which are sent via email. Please remind them to check their email accounts for this important information that requires action.

The usernames and passwords associated with your Brown email address will be needed prior to and during your course time. Please be sure to document all usernames and passwords.

Accessibility Services

If applicable: You may request accommodations based on a learning, psychological and/or physical disability, including medical conditions, temporary injuries and significant food allergies. Please be aware that all accommodation requests will be considered, however, there may be limits as to what can be provided without sufficient notice. Be sure to submit your requests using the Medical Authorization and Health History Form by June 4 and email [email protected] to request an accommodation.

Please Read: Important COVID-19 Advisories 

Please visit the Healthy and Fun Summer 2021 page for updates and information about Brown Pre-College Programs preparedness, action and response to COVID-19.

When to Arrive on Campus

We will welcome you to campus on the Saturday prior to the start of your course at a designated check-in time and location. Your specific time and location will be provided via email and appear in your student portal. Current Rhode Island travel restrictions require a mandatory quarantine upon arrival for many travelers, depending on location of residence. To comply with these restrictions, it is expected that most students are in Rhode Island prior to check-in day. 

Paid street parking is available surrounding Brown’s campus on Saturdays. Find a campus map here for reference.

Upon check-in, you will receive your residence hall room keys, Brown ID card, campus map and other pertinent materials. 

We have scheduled your arrival so that you can have a COVID-19 PCR test as part of your check-in and enough time so that your test results will be available before the first day of class on Monday. Students requiring a late check-in resulting in delayed COVID testing may be required to attend their first class virtually while test results are pending.


You and your family are required to coordinate transportation to and from Brown’s campus. Brown Pre-College is unable to provide transportation or coordinate travel assistance.

When to Depart from Campus

You should plan to leave campus on Friday after attending your last class, and must return your key and check out of the residence hall no later than 9:00 p.m. You are expected to attend your last class. Please note that some classes are scheduled to end at 6:20 p.m. If class schedules or long distance travel plans necessitate staying on Friday night, students may remain until Saturday at 9:00 a.m. Extensions beyond this time cannot be accommodated.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, you are limited to two people joining you for check-in. Please note, guests will not be permitted to enter the residence halls. You should be able to manage move-in of your belongings independently. Following check-in, guests should plan to depart campus.

Program staff will be available to direct you as you navigate our campus and answer any questions you may have.

Student orientation will be held Saturday evening in each residence hall. 

Check-In for Students Attending Both Pre-College On-Campus Sessions

If you will be attending both on-campus sessions you are required to check in for each session and must remove all belongings and depart campus in between sessions.

Your room will include typical college furniture: a bed, desk and chair, dresser, trash can, and access to wireless Internet. Small refrigerators and fans will be provided. The rooms are not air-conditioned so feel free to bring an additional fan if desired.

Suggested Packing List

  • Clothing: shorts, t-shirts, pants, etc. and clothes hangers
  • Masks/face coverings
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Proper attire for project-based (i.e., engineering) and laboratory-based courses (if applicable, see below)
  • Umbrella/raincoat and sunscreen
  • Mobile phone, phone charger, and headphones
  • Laptop computer or tablet
  • Notebook and writing utensil
  • Prescribed medications, contact lenses, glasses
  • Toothbrush, toiletries, soap
  • Bathrobe, flip-flops for shower, and shower caddy
  • Towels and face cloths
  • Sheets for your twin, extra-long size bed (36 by 80 inches, approximately 6 inches thick). You may also wish to bring a mattress cover or pad. See below for information about linen rentals. 
  • Pillows
  • A light blanket, bedspread, or comforter 
  • A desk lamp (if desired). All rooms have overhead lighting.
  • Laundry bag and detergent
  • Small personal items to make your room feel like home (e.g. photos, trinkets, or figurines)

You may NOT bring pets, any cooking devices, air conditioners, candles, or motor vehicles to campus.

Linen Rentals/Laundry Service

Linen rental, pillow purchases and laundry services are available through TheCampusLaundry.com. Please select Brown University Summer when making your purchase. 

Proper attire for project-based (i.e., engineering) and laboratory-based courses 

Students completing course work in project-based (i.e., engineering) and laboratory settings should keep in mind there are established practices for lab attire. Closed-toed shoes or sneakers and long pants are required. Sandals, shorts, skirts, or tank tops may NOT be worn in the lab. Students with long hair should be prepared to tie their hair back for safety reasons as necessary and as required by your instructor.

Spending Money

You will have limited access to shopping and no off-campus activities will be permitted, so the need for spending money will be minimal. Program activities are all free of charge.  

If you would like to make purchases at the Brown Bookstore you may do so at a discounted rate. More details will be available upon arrival.

Class Attendance

Instructors will take attendance during each class.  

While we understand that many students have very busy summer schedules, you should not enroll in classes that conflict with commitments which would require you either to miss the first or the last days of a class. Pre-College courses are intensive learning experiences: missing classes at either the beginning or the end of the session jeopardizes a student's ability to engage successfully and complete course work. Many classes also involve group work, and a student missing classes at the beginning or the end of the session can also jeopardize the learning experience of other students in the class.

Course Resources

Any required readings will be shared with you once the course begins. These resources will be available to access virtually. Other course-specific supplies will be provided as a part of the on-campus course, if applicable. You should come prepared with basic classroom essentials for note-taking (a notebook is required for STEM based courses). 

Course Expectations

You will be expected to complete at least 2-3 hours of homework a night. This work may include readings, group projects, writing assignments and presentations. 

General Academic Resources

  • You will have access to course specific resources virtually in Canvas, Brown’s Learning Management System.
  • All students are able to access Brown University Library resources virtually through this link.
  • On campus students may request to borrow books. Books can be picked up in the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library Lobby at 10 Prospect Street.

Writing Center appointments are available to all Pre-College students to assist with written assignments. Please follow the link here for details and an appointment request form.

Course Completion Materials

All students who successfully complete their course will receive a Certificate of Completion. Students who successfully complete a 3-week or longer online course or a 2-week or longer on-campus course will receive a Course Performance Report. You will also be asked to complete a course evaluation. All completion materials including the Course Performance Report will be sent out in early September. The certificate will be sent via US Mail to your listed address and the Course Performance Report will be sent electronically to the email address we have on file for you.


You will be assigned to a single or double occupancy room without a roommate. Students that need to request special housing accommodations should indicate they may require accommodation when completing the Medical Authorization and Health History Form and email [email protected].


The Pre-College program this summer will be a highly structured and supervised experience.

This structure will include: consistent oversight by residential staff helping to ensure students are following safety protocols, including mask-wearing, social distancing and frequent hand-washing.

You will learn quickly how—and how necessary it is—to balance your academic responsibilities with responsible living in a new community. You will do so with the help of a team of carefully selected and trained staff, including Brown University’s professional Pre-College Student Life staff of Residence Directors (RDs) who are primarily enrolled in graduate degree programs in student affairs or higher education. 

These skilled and caring staff will help you learn how to balance the competing demands of an exceptionally rich and rewarding academic and social life, and serve as a resource for everything from guiding you to resources around campus to aiding you in choosing student organizations to join. Our primary goal is to create a safe atmosphere which supports your success. Additionally, the residential staff's emphasis on community-building and individual responsibility encourages you to develop the necessary skills and capacities in a way that is as enjoyable as it is rewarding.


You are required to check in with your residential staff every evening at the designated curfew time and remain on your floor unit for the remainder of the evening. The residential staff will place a call to the parents/guardians of any student who is late for curfew. The Department of Public Safety will be informed after an appropriate interval of time. Repeated and/or serious violations of the curfew could result in dismissal from the program.

Adhering to the curfew policy is your responsibility. While residential staff will take reasonable measures to ensure that students adhere to the curfew, once a student has been verified as being within the residence halls at the designated time, we cannot guarantee that the student will not subsequently choose to violate our policies and leave the residence hall area. If we become aware of a curfew violation, the student will be referred to our student conduct process.

Curfew hours for Pre-College students are:

●      10:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.

For more details, please read the Residential Policies section on our website.

Travel Off-Campus 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, you will not be able to depart campus and return during their program unless it is through a program-affiliated event. This restriction extends to dining in off-campus restaurants, going to off-campus establishments for shopping or activities, and attending off-campus social gatherings with family members and/or friends. All dining, events, and social gatherings have been coordinated by Brown Pre-College Programs. If needed, you will be able to purchase supplies and toiletries through the Brown Bookstore.


There are laundry facilities in the basements of all residence halls. You will need to supply your own detergent. All washers and dryers operate using Bear Bucks. To pay for laundry services, you must purchase a Bear Bucks Guest Card for $1.00 at a ValuePort machine. Money added to Bear Bucks cards allow you to use laundry machines, vending machines, and printers in the public computing clusters. Please DO NOT add funds/Bear Bucks to your Brown ID card. 

ValuePort machines to purchase Bear Bucks cards are available to Pre-College students in Emery Woolley Hall at 200 Meeting Street. Each washer and dryer costs $1.50 per load. It is advised to only add money in small increments, as unused funds are not refundable. Alternatively, please contact us for information about laundry services available on campus.

Mail Services

Please note that mail sent to college campuses requires additional processing time for sorting and distribution, and any standard mailing or shipping delays may result in the mail or packages not reaching the student prior to their campus departure. For those reasons any mail/packages should be coordinated to arrive no later than one week prior to the student’s departure. Mail should be sent to:

Student Name
Brown Pre-College Student
69 Brown Street
Providence, RI 02912

Meals and Snacks

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be picked up from Brown’s dining halls daily and eaten elsewhere with a small group of peers. Three meals a day are included in the cost of residential program fees. 

Personal Health and Medical 

Students with minor health concerns can be seen at Brown University’s Health Services Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment by calling 401-863-3953. Nursing advice is available 24/7 at 401-862-1330, and certified first aid staff are also available to assist on evenings or weekends. Students may also access Telecare by Brown Emergency Medicine until 12 midnight. In the event of a medical emergency, students will generally be transported to Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence.

Lost & Found

The lost and found location on campus during the summer session is the Department of Public Safety 401-863-1663. Items of value left behind in residence halls, such as jewelry, money, and laptop computers will be turned in and parents should call the DPS office to retrieve lost items.


Upon arrival you will be provided access to an in-person activities calendar. Registration for virtual workshops, mentor groups and webinars will be available in the student portal.

Hear more about making the most of your Pre-College experience from our Director of Pre-College Campus Life, Melissa Flowers.


Contacting Pre-College Students

Most students and their parents/guardians find that cell phones are the most convenient option to keep in touch. Except in emergency situations, Brown University staff cannot honor requests to locate a student; hence, our request that you arrange regular times to be in touch with your child. If there is an emergency situation in which you need to reach your student, please reach out to the Brown Department of Public Safety: 401-863-3322 and ask to speak to the Residence Director on Call. If you have any non-emergency questions or concerns, please contact our office at 401-863-7900 Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Example Weekday Schedule

Please note: these schedules may be adjusted slightly as planning continues. In addition, these schedules indicate days when testing will take place. While we haven’t finalized a testing schedule, students will likely participate in testing 2-3 times each week while they are on campus.

Example Morning Course Schedule:

6:00 – 7:30 am Time for individual morning workout
7:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 – 11:30 am Class
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 pm Outdoor programming
3:00 – 4:30 pm Study hall with classmates
4:30 – 5:00 pm Testing with classmates
(testing frequency has yet to be determined)
5:30 – 6:30 pm Dinner
6:30 – 8:00 pm Individual study time/free time
8:00 – 9:00 pm Individual study time/online events and student orgs
9:00 – 10:00 pm Residential programming with classmates
10:00 pm - 6:00 am Curfew

Example Early Afternoon Course Schedule:

6:00 – 8:30 am Time for individual morning workout
8:30 – 9:30 am Breakfast
9:30 – 11:00 am Outdoor programming
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Lunch
12:00 – 3:00 pm Class
3:00 – 5:30 pm Study hall with classmates
5:30 – 6:00 pm Testing with classmates
(testing frequency has yet to be determined)
6:00 – 7:00 pm Dinner
7:00 – 8:00 pm Individual study time/free time
8:00 – 9:00 pm Individual study time/online events and student orgs
9:00 – 10:00 pm Residential programming with classmates
10:00 pm - 6:00 am Curfew