The Office of Auxiliary Housing is responsible for the leasing of approximately one hundred (100) residential apartments located on the University campus. These units provide housing for approximately 175 students; both graduate and undergraduate. The exact number of available apartments for the coming lease period will not be known until the end of January; however, between 30 and 50 apartments/houses become available each year.
For those undergraduates interested in living in these rental units, it is necessary to first obtain off-campus permission. The selection process for these units is separate from the Residential Life Housing Lottery.
These rental units range in size from efficiency to multi-cluster units (4-6 bedrooms). Brown-owned properties surround the campus; boundaries are Lloyd Avenue to the north, Brown Street to the west, Power Street to the south and Hope Street to the east. The "average" rental rate for a Brown-owned off-campus apartment includes the cost of utilities with the exception of cable TV, internet access, telephone service, and the wiring for same. Parking is available at an additional monthly charge. For information on how to apply, please contact the Office of Auxiliary Housing.
Another source of available rentals is the Off-Campus Housing Service Landlords in the Greater Providence area interested in renting to Brown University faculty, staff, and students advertise their apartments or houses with the Housing Service. These listings are continuously updated as to available rooms, efficiencies, apartments, and houses; both furnished and unfurnished. Persons interested in finding a roommate or sharing their apartment or house can also advertise. Although each landlord must attest to the fact that the unit listed meets minimum housing standards, the University and/or Off-Campus Housing Service has no way of knowing if the apartment/house in its files actually meets these standards. The Off-Campus Housing Service acts only in an advisory and referral capacity and does not make reservations, appointments, or rental commitments, and does not participate in any negotiations with private landlords.
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