Residential Life

The Office of Residential Life is excited to welcome our new and continuing students to Brown in just a few weeks. As a reminder, new students are scheduled to arrive on August 31; returning students arrive on September 2-3.  

Early Arrival Request Process

New and returning students may request to arrive on campus prior to their official move-in by completing the Fall 2022 Early Arrival form, located on our housing portal. 


Requests must be related to one of the following conditions: pre-orientation programs, fall athletic programs, student employment, sponsored program/research, or international travel challenges. 


Requests outside of those conditions and without sponsorship are subject to further review and may not be approved. Sponsors are responsible for payment. If a student lacks a sponsor, that student is responsible for payment.  


Please note that early arrival requests are limited to students with fall housing assignments ONLY. We cannot offer temporary housing to students studying abroad in the fall or living off-campus. Requests by returning students to return on August 31 are subject to further review and may not be approved as it is our new student move-in day.


All requests will be verified with the sponsoring department or staff. Confirmation notices will be sent by our office, on a rolling basis, beginning Monday, August 8. All requests should be submitted by August 2 at 11:59pm ET.


Students with any questions about when they should arrive may contact their sponsor.  All other questions can be directed to 


Financial Assistance

There is a section on the Fall 2022 Early Arrival form that allows students to request financial support. For more information, please contact