Residential Life

Find On-Campus Housing

Learn about first-year housing, the Housing Lottery, the Summer Assignment Process and Winter Recess housing.

Incoming Students

Transfer Students

Transfer students should complete the New Student Housing Questionnaire online following acceptance of admission. The questionnaire requests information on a student's room type size preferences. Students are also invited to express interest in substance-free, quiet, or single-gender housing.

Transfer students will be assigned to available vacant rooms through the campus during the month of July and will be notified of their assignment and room/suitemate information by early-to-mid August.

Resumed Undergraduate Students

Traditional undergraduates are required to live on-campus for a six (6) semester minimum. However, Resumed Undergraduate Education (RUE) Students are exempted from this requirement. RUE students are welcome to live in residence halls (secured through the on-campus Housing Lottery), but they are eligible to live off campus beginning their 1st semester at Brown.

RUE students are required to communicate with the Office of Residential Life on an annual basis about their housing intentions. Students who will be living off campus should complete complete a Non-Resident Intent Form annually. 

Upper-Division Students

Pre-Selection Alternatives

While many students participate in Housing Selection there are certain pre-selection alternatives during which students may solidify their housing assignments. All pre-selection housing must be arranged/accepted by Super Deadline Day (Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 11:59pm ET). All active students will receive an email with instructions before this process starts.