Dorm Tour (VIDEO): Brown University

Contributed by: Alex Volpicello, Brown University As a part of our dorm tour series, we’re compiling videos from our Sherpas at schools across the nation! Here’s what your dorm at Brown University could look like: Dorm Life at Brown: There is a mandatory housing requirement at Brown for your first two years, after which you are eligible to apply for off-campus permissions, but only actually likely to have them granted your senior year. Freshmen housing at Brown is almost exclusively doubles, but there are some singles and the occasional triple. You do fill out a housing questionnaire to get paired with a roommate, in which you can opt into a gender-neutral dorm room, single-sex (male or female) floors, substance-free floors, and quiet floors. Roommate pairings also consider smoking habits, studying habits, noise habits, and sleeping habits, in addition to avoiding pairing based on same first name or same home state (if USA). Campus Sherpa is starting a dorm tour series so that you can see what it would actually be like to live at different schools. Our Sherpas are sharing videos of what their dorm rooms, apartments, or houses look like. You can check out more on our Youtube Channel. 

Itinerary: Brown University

8:50 AM: Meet under Faunce Arch, which is the main center of campus, just on the outskirts of the main green. It’ll be an easy place to locate each other and if the weather is bad, it’ll provide some coverage! 9:00 AM: Sit in on APMA0650 (Essential Statistics) course. I’m taking this class as one of my pre-med requirements, so it’ll be a good preview of what courses you might take. We can stay for half the class since it’s an 80 minute course, but we can stay as long as you want! 9:45 AM: Visit Keeney Quad, one of the main housing units for freshmen. I can show you quads, lounges, kitchens, and inside the dorm. 10:00 AM: General tour across campus. I can show you where most of the pre-med required classes take place, as well as the lab that I’m doing neuroscience research in (Bio-Med center). 10:20 AM: Breakfast/lunch at the Ratty, one of our two all-you-can-eat swipe in dining halls. I usually see some of my friends there, so we can all eat together and they can also answer any questions you might have! 10:50 AM: Questions/end tour. You can definitely ask me any questions about …