Shifted Operations for Housing and Dining
With Brown moving academic instruction for all undergraduate and graduate students to remote learning, we recognize that this will be challenging for many students. This page includes information on housing and dining along with responses to many questions that may arise.
Undergraduate students who live in on-campus residences or Brown-owned properties must vacate their residences as soon as possible and no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17. Students should leave earlier if possible. All doors will be locked and card access will be disabled at this time.
Classes have been cancelled for the week of March 16 to allow students time to pack and arrange for travel home or to an alternate location away from campus. Because classes and events will be cancelled, students are encouraged to depart campus as soon as they are able.
Exceptions will be made for undergraduates whose circumstances would prevent them from leaving campus due to international travel restrictions or other extraordinary circumstances. Students on financial aid who may need financial support for travel should consult the FAQ below.
All undergraduates residing in on-campus housing or Brown-owned properties received instructions from the Office of Residential Life with details on registering their date of departure, requesting an exception and checking out of their residence.
Starting on Monday, March 16, dining services will be available only in the Sharpe Refectory on a “take-out” basis. Additional information and updates — including for students who receive permission to remain on campus after March 17 — will be posted on the Dining website.
Room and Board Fees
Students will receive a credit on their student accounts for the unused portion of their room and board. The credit will be prorated based on each family’s contribution to the cost of attendance. Graduating seniors will receive a prorated refund for the unused portion of their room and board.