Residential Life

Off Campus Student Experience

Welcome to the BLOC! Extending Brown University’s value of “supporting one another” beyond campus borders, the BLOC (Brunonians Living Off Campus) program helps students unlock the best of living in Providence.

Thanks to all who helped make our pilot year of the BLOC so fantastic! We are proud of all of our BLOC students, especially our seniors, and wish you all the best in your next chapter. Keep referring to our  PVD Move Out Guide as you transition out of your off-campus home this month!

The BLOC can support you in your off-campus experience in several ways. Come here to:

  1. Learn more about the decisions and choices involved in off-campus living
  2. Get to know key community expectations, contacts, and resources
  3. Understand how to build strong, positive relationships with your neighbors
  4. Explore and connect with Providence neighborhoods & associations

Through the BLOC, you can expect to gain practical insights on navigating the city, resources, and key community contacts, all while embracing the vibrant neighborhoods and opportunities Providence has to offer. BLOC students learn about the topics above through:

  • Social events like Mixers, Game Nights, and Lunch & Learns
  • BLOC Walks, where we visit and provide you resources in your neighborhood
  • mobile friendly e-Newsletters and micro-learning courses