Brown University


Business Office

Contact the Business Office:
 Phone: 401-863-1749 or 1-800-695-2050, option 6 
Fax: 401-863-2233 
Email: bookstore_office@brown.edu

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
     --extended hours at the beginning of each semester
Location: Brown Bookstore, mezzanine level (2nd floor)
     --back of the bookstore, across from the Technology Center


Business Office - Student Card Services

--Brown Bookstore Charge Accounts
--Reactivate replacement Brown IDs for Brown Bookstore Charge Accounts
    --Replacement Brown IDs need to be reactivated before Brown Bookstore charges can be made.

--For problems with a Bear Bucks Delining Balance account, go to the Brown Card Office.
     --Brown Card Office is in J. Walter Wilson, 69 Brown Street, 5th floor, Room 511.
--For putting money on a Bear Bucks Delining Balance account or paying Brown University bills, go to the
   Cashier's Office.
--As part of the Bear Bucks vending upgrades, the last remaining CVC machines were removed over the summer.


Brown Bookstore Charge Accounts

--All full-time students are set up with a Brown Bookstore charge account.
--Charge accounts are set up with a $2,000 non-revolving limit per year.
    --Year starts June 1st and ends May 31st.
--Bookstore charges will be added to your Brown University account and billed as per standard
    Brown University policies and procedures.
--Bookstore charges are included in the monthly electronic billing statement managed by the Bursar's Office.
--Bookstore charges are posted in summary on the monthly bill; Detailed line item purchase information is only on the original receipt given to the student at time of purchase.
    --Save your receipts for detailed line item purchase information.
--If a student's account is delinquent by $1,000 or more with any of their Brown University bills, the student's Brown ID will be put on hold by the Bursar's Office and no charges can be made.

NOTE: Only the Bursar's Office can take a hold off a student's Brown ID.


Bursar's Office - Student Card Services

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm during academic year
Location: Brown Office Building, 164 Thayer Street, 2nd floor
     --Go to back lobby in bookstore (Campus Shop side), use elevators or stairs
Phone: 401-863-2484

 Account on Hold - If a student's account is on hold, the hold can only be taken off by the Bursar's Office.


Cashier's Office - Student Card Services

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm during academic year
Location: Brown Office Building, 164 Thayer Street, 2nd floor
      --Go to back lobby in bookstore (Campus Shop side), use elevators or stairs
Phone: 401-863-2151

--Declining Balance account
      --Set up Bear Bucks Account (declining balance account)
      --Add money to Bear Bucks Declining Balance account
--Pay Brown University bills for Brown Bookstore Charge account and Declining Balance account.