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 30; returning students arrive on September 2.  

Early Arrival Request Process

Students assigned to on-campus housing who are participating in one of the following programs or have one of the following criteria may request to arrive prior to their official move-in day: pre-orientation programs, fall athletic programs, student employment, sponsored program/research, or international travel limitations.

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.  

To request an early arrival date, students must complete the Early Arrival form, located within the Forms process on our housing portal, prior to the priority deadline of August 7 at 11:59pm ET.  While submissions received after this date may be considered, they are subject to additional review and may not be approved. Note: this form is available to returning students, and will become available to new students once Fall housing assignments are sent out by August 1.

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 30 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.

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 2023 Early Arrival form that allows students to request financial support. For more information, please contact