Brown's open curriculum gives students the freedom to craft their own academic programs. Liberated from the usual constraints of a core curriculum, Brown students are encouraged to experiment with new approaches, to cross boundaries, and to explore new areas of study. They are not expected, however, to do this work in isolation. Continuous feedback from students, faculty, and administrative staff can and should improve a student’s overall academic experience. Brown has a robust set of advising programs that help make this happen.