Undergraduate Orientation

Parent and Family Welcome


Congratulations on your student’s admission to Brown!

You are an important member of the Brown community.  The Parent and Family Welcome is an opportunity for parents and family members of first-year students to engage with faculty and senior administrators, experience the excitement of the start of a new academic year on the Brown campus, and meet each other while their students begin undergraduate orientation.

Participation in all activities is optional.  Sessions will be recorded and available for viewing for those unable to attend.  For questions or to request special accommodations, please contact family@brown.edu 

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, August 31, 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Parent & Family Reception

Thursday, September 1, 2022
9:00 AM Coffee
9:30 AM Welcome
10:00 AM Panel: Promoting a Healthy Brown Community
11:00 AM Tours and Information Sessions
12:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Tours and Information Sessions
3:00 PM Panel: Navigating the Transition to College Life
4:00 PM Farewell

Student and Family Support

If circumstances or distance make it impossible for you to accompany your student to Brown, please don’t worry: our faculty, administrators and students are here to help them acclimate to Brown. Likewise, if you will be bringing your student to campus for a Pre-Orientation program earlier in the week and are unable to stay until Orientation begins, the staff of the various programs will work closely with your student to ensure a successful transition.

Much of the information presented to parents at this time is also available online. A full schedule of events and information sessions will also take place during Family Weekend, Friday, October 21 - Sunday, October 23.