Vice President for Campus Life & Student Services

Orientation information for new students

Information about new undergraduate student Orientation is available on the Orientation website. New undergraduates receive information, updates, and reminders by email; many of those weekly emails are also posted to the Orientation website under Preparing for Brown.  Information about orientation for new graduate students is available on the Graduate School website.

Safety at Brown

The new  Safety at Brown website provides summary information about safety-related services, tools, policies, and best practices that will help protect members of the Brown community.

Fall Semester Start

Classes for fall semester begin on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. Opening Convocation for the 2014-15 year is Tuesday, September 2 at 4:00 p.m.

Residence halls open for returning undergraduates on Sunday, August 31. Orientation begins the evening of Saturday, August 30 and residence halls open for new undergraduates on Saturday morning  -- or as communicated to student participants of specific pre-Orientation programs (for example, international students move in Wednesday, August 27 for International Orientation).

The Year at a Glance

Download a Year at a Glance document from the Important Dates page.

Joslin Award Recipients 2014

The Joslin Awards recognize a small group of seniors who have contributed in very significant ways to the quality of student life at Brown. Award winners generally demonstrate a wide breadth of involvement during their campus years as well as substantial depth in one or more areas. Through their leadership and involvement they have not only enhanced their own liberal education, they have also provided services, programs and other opportunities for involvement to their peers, thus enhancing the learning environment for all students. Read about this year's recipients.


Brown University brings to campus independent and creative students who expand their intellectual endeavors beyond the classroom.  The division of Campus Life and Student Services establishes and nurtures a vibrant residential environment that enables students to pursue their academic and extra-curricular interests to the fullest.

We teach, advise, counsel, support, coach, guide and mentor.  Our work advances students’ abilities to thrive as contributing members of the Brown community; to bring a diversity of experiences, beliefs and identities to bear in their studies and lives; to promote civil discourse; and to develop skills of leadership, cooperation, problem-solving, management of difficult situations, completion of commitments, and group function toward a common goal.

Our departments & offices

Athletics & Physical Education
Chaplains & Religious Life
Counseling and Psychological Services
Dining Services
Faculty Club
Health Services
International Student & Visitor Experience
LGBTQ Center

Office of Student Life
Office of Student Veterans & Commissioning Programs
Residential Life & Auxiliary Housing
Sarah Doyle Women's Center
Student & Employee Accessibility Services
Student Activities Office

Third World Center