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.

Move-in Dates

Move-in for first-year, transfer, and visiting students will take place on Wednesday, August 28, 2024.

Move-in for Fall 2024 for returning students will take place on Saturday, August 31, 2024.

Please review the Fall Opening Page for more information.

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