Academic Life

Architect Your Future

After their years of service in the military, many veterans feel they have the maturity and desire to tailor their education to their specific academic curiosities. Some of our current student veterans wishes to gain the broadest perspective possible by taking a wide breadth of differing courses, others refine their focus to a few dedicated interests.

No matter the path you choose to take during your time at Brown, the undergraduate college's Open Curriculum will give you the right to choose and the freedom to be the architect of your own education. For those entering Brown as a graduate or medical student, the respect Brown affords you as the learner and the excellence it challenges you to achieve capitalize on the experience you bring as a veteran.

Undergraduate Academic Advising

Dean of the College

University Hall, 2nd floor

Located in University Hall, the Office of the Dean of the College oversees all aspects of the undergraduate academic experience at Brown.  Deans hold open office hours every day.

The Office of the Dean of the College includes multiple resource centers available to help you make the most of your educational experience at Brown.

  • Advising Central (J. Walter Wilson, Room 313):  Drop in to discuss academic plans, expand individual networks of support, and connect with faculty and academic advisors.
  • Curricular Resource Center (Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, Room 228): Visit the CRC to learn how to best engage with Brown's curriculum and utilize its academic resources. Student coordinators share their expertise with their peers, advising about proposing and implementing independent study projects, finding experiential learning opportunities away from Brown, planning for life after graduation, and maximizing the campus's resources.
  • The Science Center (Sciences Library, 3rd Floor):  Visit the Science Center to find a tutor, join or organize a study group, and to learn more about research opportunities at Brown.
  • Office of International Programs (J. Walter Wilson, 4th Floor): Opportunities and programs to study away from the United States.
  • The Writing Center (J. Walter Wilson, Room 213):  Staffed by graduate students from a variety of academic disciplines. Staff members are experienced writers and teachers who participate in ongoing training in composition and Writing Center theory and practice.