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First-Year Graduate Student Housing

First-year graduate students are offered a limited number of efficiency, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments located on campus. There will be no lease renewals or extensions in order to ensure that the units will be available for the next incoming group of first-year graduate and medical students.


Applications for units in the 2015-2016 First-Year Graduate Student Housing Program will be available March 4, 2015. First-Year Graduate Housing Application 2015-2016. Notifications of assignments will be e-mailed beginning Monday, March 23, 2015.

Lease Period

Lease periods are for 12 months. Contracts will begin June 1, July 1, or August 1, 2015, depending on which graduate program you are enrolled in. Please contact Tina Thompson at the Auxiliary Housing office for further details.

Description of Program

Brown University has established a program designed to assist graduate and medical students with housing in their first year at Brown University. To be eligible for this program, an applicant must be:

  • A first-year graduate or medical school student
  • Attending Brown University for the first time (those who attended Brown as an undergraduate or previously as a graduate/medical student are not eligible for this program)

To apply for one of these units, students must fill out the First Year Graduate Application Form and submit it to the office of Auxiliary Housing beginning March 4, 2015. Submission of an application does not guarantee placement in a unit. Applications for this program will be accepted until all available units have been assigned. Placement is based on start date of housing contract and receipt date of the application form.

Applicants will be e-mailed their housing assignment during the month of March. After acceptance of the assignment, applicants will receive a rental agreement via an e-mail attachment, which must be signed and returned to Auxiliary Housing by a specified deadlline. If the rental agreement is not returned by the deadline date, the applicant will lose the assigned unit, and the top-ranking applicant on the waiting list will be assigned the unit.

Students may not rent a two-bedroom apartment in this program for occupancy by one person. A two-bedroom unit must house at least two people (related or unrelated). Roommates will be assigned to multi-bedroom units unless an applicant for a multi-bedroom unit meets the minimum occupancy requirement. For this reason, it is very important to name a preferred roommate, who must also meet the program eligibility requirements and who must also apply for the program.

Applicants may also state that if they are unsuccessful in obtaining a studio or one-bedroom apartment, they wish to withdraw their application.

Brown University reserves the right to add, remove, or change dwelling units included in this program and also to terminate this program at any time subject to its obligations under the rental agreements executed under the program. Brown University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age handicap, status as a veteran, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.


All accommodations subject to availability. Click links below for more info and pictures.


71-73 Charlesfield Street Studio
1 Bedroom
$1,075 - restricted to 1 person
$1,260 - restricted to 1 person or 2 related persons
20 Olive Street 2-Bedroom $885/perspn/month - restricted to 2 persons
20 Olive Street 1-Bedroom $1,260 - restircted to 1 person
165-167 Lloyd Avenue 1 Bedroom
$1,260 - restricted to 1 person or 2 related persons
165-167 Lloyd Avenue 2 Bedroom $885/person/month - restricted to 2 persons
86 Waterman Street Efficiency
1 Bedroom
$1,050 - restricted to 1 person
$1,275 - restricted to 1 person or 2 related people (small bedroom)
244 Bowen Street


Small 1-Bed

$1,050 - restricted to 1 person

$1,085 - restricted to 1 person