Undergraduate Admission

A Day on College Hill

April 19

Event Schedule

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8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Registration Check-in
75 Waterman St., 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.

Brown Support Services Fair (For Parents)
Sayles Hall
Stop by the Support Services Fair to learn more about the resources available to students throughout their time at Brown. Student success on campus is a community effort, and representatives from many departments that support physical and mental health and safety and foster connections within and beyond campus will be available to answer any questions you may have. This session is also an opportunity to engage with other Class of 2028 parents.

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Speed Friending
Hughes Court, Wriston Quad
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.

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Q & A with Current Brown Students (For Parents)
Sayles Hall
Discover all the details about life on College Hill directly from current Brown students! This panel is the perfect place to get answers to your questions about our university from those who know it best.

11:30 AM - 12:50 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 - You may redeem a meal with the blue ticket, and a Del's Lemonade with the yellow ticket.

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM 
Student Performances
Main Green, Near the Flagpole
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 on the Main Green near 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 ask questions.

Discover Brown's Center for Career Exploration
List Art Building, Room 120
Join staff from the Brown Center for Career Exploration, and a panel of students to discuss the ways that Brown students explore career options, resources that the Career Center provides to support this exploration, and what paths Brown students pursue after they graduate.

1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, & 3:00 PM
Residential Tours 
Keeney Quad
Join the Residential Life staff for a tour of our first-year communities. 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. Tours will take place at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.

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 
Life Sciences @ Brown
Simmons Quad, Tent
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.

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.

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.

Social Sciences @ Brown
List Art Building, Room 120
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.

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

Events taking place throughout the day!

Parents and families accompanying their student at ADOCH may attend the events listed below.

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 ​​​​​​
Main Green, Bear Statue
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
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Want to explore historic Providence? Join us for a guided trolley tour. Tours depart every 30 minutes starting at 10:00 a.m. The final tour will depart at 2:00 p.m.

1:00 - 4:00 PM
Public Art Tours
Quiet Green
Appreciate Brown’s distinguished public art collection with a student-led tour.  30-minute guided walking tours will make 4 stops. All tours will meet on the Quiet Green at the Slavery Memorial at 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.  

1:00 - 4:00 PM
Fashion@Brown Spring Fair
The Walk, in front of 85 Waterman St.
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.