Residential Life

Moving In/Moving Out

Learn about what to bring and what not to bring, as well as information specific to fall opening, winter closing, spring opening, and spring closing.

What to Bring / What Not to Bring

While there are many things you can do to personalize your room, several items are specifically restricted from residence halls due to Rhode Island fire laws or Brown policy. This list includes air conditioners, space heaters, candles, extension cords, halogen lamps, pets and weapons.

Learn about what we recommend students bring with them when coming to live on campus, including bed linens and clothing suggestions.
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Information about residence hall room furniture provided by Brown, under-bed space, bed and mattress storage, and rules regarding furniture removal.
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Brown University restricts the possession of certain items within the residence halls.
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Opening & Closing of the Residence Halls

The residence halls will close at 12 noon on Friday, December 22, after the conclusion of the final exam period. Swipe access to the residence halls will be turned off at this time.
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Residence halls will close for non-graduating students at 12 noon on Saturday, May 18 after the conclusion of the final exams period.

Residence halls will close for graduating students at 12 noon on Monday, May 27 after Commencement.
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