Brown University School of Engineering

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Brown University is situated in the heart of historic Providence, Rhode Island, approximately one hour south of Boston and three hours north of New York City – both large metropolitan cites accessible by train. However, you need not travel far to find rich culture and diverse activities in Providence.  Providence is an ethnically- and culturally rich city, with world famous ethnic cuisine scattered in and about the city, as well as many artistic outlets along with a rich mix of colonial architecture on Benefit Street.

Brown Engineering is located at 184 Hope Street in the Barus and Holley Building, Giancarlo Lab, and Prince Lab. You can access the main lobby from the parking area on the corner of George Street and Hope Street. You can also access the main lab off Brook Street between Waterman and George Streets.

More details on the building location can be found here.

Arrange a visit to Brown Engineering:

Engineering tours  are available during the academic year. To arrange a visit, please register here. Tours depart from the Barus and Holley lobby (184 Hope Street). For more information, please contact: 

Victoria Riccitelli
Student Affairs Coordinator
(401) 863-1471
, B&H 307

The Admissions Office offers campus tours and science tours for prospective students to get to know our campus and our current students.

Link to VirtualTour of the University and University's Admissions office home page.

Driving Directions:

From the North or South on Interstate 95:

Take Exit 22A to Downtown Providence. Continue straight on Memorial Boulevard. At the fourth set of lights, turn left onto College Street. At the top of the hill, turn left onto Prospect Street. Take your first right onto Waterman Street. The Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center will be on your right. Visitors who wish to continue to Brown Engineering should turn right on Hope Street.

From the East on Interstate 195:

Take Exit 2 to South Main Street and continue for half a mile until the first set of traffic lights. Turn right onto College Street and then left at the top of the hill onto Prospect Street. Take your first right onto Waterman Street. The Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center will be on your right. Visitors who wish to continue to Brown Engineering should turn right on Hope Street.

From the Northwest:

Follow Route 146 to I-95 South then follow directions above (from north and south).

Modes of Transportation:

Kennedy Plaza, the local bus service hub, and Union Station, home to trains from Amtrak and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), are both downtown, just a short walk or taxi ride from campus. T.F. Green Airport is 10 miles south, in Warwick, R.I.

More Travel Information:

The Brown Travel Portal provides complete information on hotels, directions, parking, maps, airline reservations, hotel reservations, and ground transportation. It also offers special Brown discount rates.     

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