Frequently asked questions about visiting campus
We invite prospective students to visit campus and learn more about Brown through our information session and campus tour. These programs are designed to complement one another, so we encourage visitors to attend both if possible.
All information sessions and campus tours begin at the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center located at 75 Waterman Street, Providence, Rhode Island. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before the start of an information session or campus tour.
Although it is not mandatory that you register for general campus tours and information sessions, we do highly recommend it.
All information sessions and campus tours begin at the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center located at 75 Waterman Street, Providence, Rhode Island.
In addition to our campus tour, we offer a physical sciences tour which covers a range of academic areas including computer science, chemistry, biology, physics, neuroscience, engineering, math, applied math, and earth, environmental and planetary sciences. Led by current students, tours visit classrooms and lab spaces and last between an hour and an hour and a half.
If you would like to attend a Physical Sciences Tour, registration is required.
We do not offer private tours, but visitors interested in exploring campus may register for campus tours and information sessions here.
While we cannot guarantee approval, we may be able to accommodate visits from larger groups from high schools or community-based organizations. Groups larger than 10 people are required to contact us at least three weeks in advance in order to schedule a visit. Please note that due to high demand for group visits, our office cannot accommodate students below high school age.
Brown offers the option to visit classes from October through April. You can find a list of available classes on our website. We strongly encourage you to arrive at least ten minutes before the start of class and to let the professor know that you will be sitting in on that class.
Street Parking: Visitors may find metered street parking on the streets in and around campus, which costs 25 cents for every 12 minutes. Please pay close attention to signs that are marked for Brown-specific spaces -- these are reserved for Brown employees only. Please do not park in these spaces. Cars parked in these spaces without Brown University parking permits may be towed at the owner's expense. See additional parking and direction information.
Please note: A number of construction projects are underway throughout Providence that may disrupt traffic and parking. Campus visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and arrive early.
Unfortunately, we are not able to arrange overnight visits for prospective students.
Unfortunately, Brown is not able to cover the cost for prospective students to visit campus. We do not track demonstrated interest and whether or not you are able to visit campus will not impact your admission to Brown. If you are interested in learning more about Brown and are unable to visit, you may check out our virtual visit opportunities here.
We are not able to prearrange meetings with prospective students visiting campus, but students are encouraged to attend an information session led by an admission officer where there will be an opportunity to ask questions.
Prospective students are able to indicate their interest in an admission interview as they submit their application to Brown. All interviews are conducted by trained alumni volunteers and are not conducted on campus. Instead, they will take place either locally or virtually via video meeting or phone.
Each fall and spring, Brown admission officers travel across the country and around the world to connect with prospective students. Upcoming events will be posted under Brown Near You.