Undergraduate Admission

A Day on College Hill

April 21

8:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center, Kasper Multipurpose Room

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Navigating the Open Curriculum: An Overview of Academic Life at Brown
Simmons Quad, Tent
At Brown, we invite you to develop your own personalized academic experience. You'll explore a wide range of subjects before immersing yourself in one of over 80 concentrations (what you might call a major) for in-depth, focused study.

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Speed Friending
College Green
Ready, set, GO! Meet as many of your future classmates as you can at this fast-paced, friendly event with current Brown students and your fellow ADOCH participants.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Living With Us
Simmons Quad, Tent
Curious about living on campus? Students spend a minimum of six semesters living in our residential buildings, ranging from traditional residence halls to suites to apartments. Join us for a conversation to learn more about the residential student experience, including how and when you will be assigned housing and the programs offered to create a sense of belonging and connectedness to your new community at Brown. 

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Residential Tours
Keeney Quad (Jameson-Mead, Everett-Poland, or Archibald-Bronson)
Join the Residential Life staff for a tour of one of three first-year communities, Keeney Quadrangle (Keeney Quad). During the tour, we'll show you community spaces (lounges, kitchens, courtyards), as well as a few student rooms, so that you have a better sense of what living with us truly means. 

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 
Food Truck Festival
George Street
Providence is known for its food scene, and some of our best restaurants are on wheels! Join us for good music, great company, and lots of lunch options from a variety of popular local food trucks. Don't forget your tickets!

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM 
Student Performances
College Green
Brown's College Green is always bustling with students and one of the best places to see students studying, socializing, or sharing their interests with those around them by demonstrating whatever it is that they do best. Find us by the flagpole for a front row seat to performances from an assortment of our many student organizations!

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM 
The Inside Scoop on Brown
Simmons Quad, Tent
Learn more about life on College Hill from a panel of experts - current students! What have you been wondering about Brown? You will have an opportunity to submit questions in advance.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
Departmental & Center Open Houses
The list of locations and participating departments and centers can be found here
Wondering which of our 80+ concentrations might end up being your academic home? Connect with faculty and staff across campus for a chance to learn more about departments, programs and centers that interest you. Drop by any of our open house locations for a chance to ask questions and explore. 

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM 
Arts & Humanities @ Brown
List Art Building, Room 120
Do you love thinking about the philosophical questions of life, creating meaningful works of art and literature, learning new languages and analyzing the societies and cultures in which we exist? Hear from a panel of students studying in the arts and humanities at Brown.

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM 
Life Sciences @ Brown
Salomon Center, DeCiccio 101 Auditorium
Do you enjoy thinking about the living world around us? Want to make an impact in public health or better understand the brain? Learn more about the life sciences at Brown from a panel of students immersed in related concentrations.

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM 
Balancing Academics & Extracurriculars
Simmons Quad, Tent
With over 400 different student organizations to choose from, Brown students are as engaged outside the classroom as they are within it. Students in this session will share how balancing both effectively has made for an experience where extracurriculars can complement and enhance the academic journey. 

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM 
Physical Sciences @ Brown
Simmons Quad, Tent
Do you envision yourself as a future engineer or computer scientist? Excited about math or chemistry, physics or geology? This panel will feature students across a range of concentrations in the physical sciences ready to answer any questions you may have about their experiences.

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM 
Social Sciences @ Brown
Salomon Center, DeCiccio 101 Auditorium
Do you find it interesting to think about how society works and why people behave the way they do? From Anthropology to Public Policy, Economics to Urban Studies, the social sciences at Brown are full of opportunities to read and research across disciplines and incorporate a variety of perspectives. Join current concentrators to find out more.

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM 
CareerLAB: Life After Brown
List Art Building, Room 120
Join the Center for Careers and Life After Brown (CareerLAB) to discuss the ways that Brown students explore career options, resources the CareerLAB provides to support this exploration, and data about what paths Brown students pursue after they graduate.

4:00 - 4:30 PM 
Farewell Friends!
Simmons Quad, Tent

Events taking place throughout the day!

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
Parents and Family Lounge
Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center, Petteruti Lounge, 2nd Floor
Looking for a place to recharge during ADOCH? Check out the Parents and Family Lounge! Light refreshments will be available throughout the day, along with WiFi and charging stations. Chat with a GoProvidence representative for advice on things to do in Rhode Island's creative capital city, meet other proud Brunonian families, or just sit and relax while your student explores College Hill.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
Financial Aid Open Office Hours
Page-Robinson Hall, 2nd Floor
The Office of Financial Aid will be available for drop-in appointments from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
Ask A Brown Student
Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center, Information Desk
Speak with current Brown students about life at Brown, academics, student groups and anything else you might be curious about!

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 
Campus Tours
Depart from the Bear Statue on the College Green
Familiarize yourself with Brown's campus and key facilities for first-year students by taking a 45-minute tour led by current students. Tours will take place at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 
Trolley Tours of Providence
Depart from the Rockefeller Library
Want to explore historic Providence? Join us for a guided trolley tour. Tours depart every 10 minutes starting at 10:00 a.m. The final tour will depart at 2:00 p.m.

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
Fashion@Brown Spring Fair
Patriot's Court
The Spring Fair is an outdoor marketplace where students and local vendors sell their goods like handmade garments, jewelry and thrifted clothes. Organized by Fashion@Brown, an organization dedicated to bringing a fashion outlet to the entire Brown community.

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM 
Friday Night Live! Student Performance Showcase
Simmons Quad, Tent
Live from College Hill… it’s Friday Night Live! Join us virtually or in person for an evening showcasing Brown University student organizations performing dance, music, a capella, improv, and much more. This event is presented by the Department of Parent and Family Engagement.