Undergraduate Orientation

Pre-Orientation

Pre-Orientation programs offer additional perspectives on college life.

Brown offers an array of Pre-Orientation programs that may help you further acclimate to college life. These free, optional programs have limited space and require application or pre-registration.

Pre-Orientation programs provide you with an opportunity to engage more deeply in conversations about the University experience, through a variety of perspectives. As a participant in these programs, you will learn how to access resources and networks that support particular interests, identities and disciplines and connect with peers, staff and faculty around those topics. More information will be available in Summer 2023. Below you will find 2023 Pre-Orientation programs for reference.

Application Deadline :

Program dates

In-Person: 8/27/2023-8/30/2023

 

The Bonner Community Fellowship (BCF) is a 4-year developmental program that provides students with opportunities to advance social justice through experiential learning opportunities and critical reflection. Students in the BCF will learn about ways to consider the intersections of power and privilege in community engagement while identifying paths to address the issues that matter most. Programming for the BCF Pre-Orientation may include cohort-building activities, workshops about civic engagement and positionality, and exploring different parts of Providence. 

 

The BCF Pre-Orientation program is open only to Incoming Bonner Fellows.

Applications for the BCF are open to all students in the class of 2027, including rising sophomores in a BRDD program. Applications are open between May 15 and June 15.  The application is available here: https://ufunds.brown.edu/grant/bonner-community-fellowship

Application deadline :

Program dates
Online: 7/31/2023-8/18/2023
In-Person: 8/24/2023-8/25/2023

The New Scientist-Catalyst (NS-Catalyst) summer program is a uniquely blended academic and orientation program for newly admitted students of all backgrounds who are committed to increasing the representation of historically excluded groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The program begins with an introductory 3-week online academic course that focuses on developing science concepts, problem solving, and learning skills. Through group activities and discussions online, you will be introduced to other incoming students in your cohort. Students are invited early to participate in various on-campus activities that focus on building community and becoming familiar with Brown’s campus.

Students who choose to move-in early will then transition to the Third World Transition Program (TWTP) or the International Mentor Program (IMP) to further build community on campus prior to orientation. The whole experience is meant to empower students in their pursuit of science and set them on the path to be future dynamic members of the New Scientist Collective (NSC). The application will be open in early June with acceptance decisions early July. If you have any questions, please email Dr. Christina Smith at christina_smith2@brown.edu

Apply here: https://brown.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bCNxclziq9E3ARo

Program dates

7/31/2023-8/25/2023

Application deadline :

Program dates

7/31/2023-8/25/2023

The Mosaic+ Transition Program provides an opportunity for newly admitted students to learn more about computer science, with an emphasis on interracial understanding and community building. The program helps students identify and mitigate issues encountered by minority students at a predominantly white institution, and learn about the resources at the University and the CS department. No prior computer science experience is necessary. Students will experience an exciting mix of technical and community-oriented activities and tasks to help prepare them for the rigors of computer science.

 

For more information please review their website. Complete the program application here by July 11, 2023.

Program dates

7/31/2023-8/25/2023

Application deadline :

The Third World Transition Program is a community-building program that promotes interracial understanding. The program helps entering students identify and increase their awareness of issues encountered by minority students in a predominantly white institution.

The program gives students the opportunity to understand and discuss social identities while learning about the resources available at the University. These discussions are carried forward throughout the year through discussions with minority peer counselors in the residence halls and at the Brown Center for Students of Color.

The Third World Transition Program is open to all students, but space is limited.

Move-in for TWTP participants will be August 25

For more information check out https://www.browntwtp.com/

Program dates

8/25/2023-8/30/2023

Application deadline :

International Orientation engages participants in the opportunities and challenges of coming to Brown as an international student, including academic expectations, campus life, immigration and visa policies, and transition to life in the United States. International Orientation is primarily organized and run by international students at Brown, ensuring that it is both informed by their experience and socially engaging.

Incoming first-year and transfer students who self-identify as international, regardless of citizenship or residency (including in the United States), should attend International Orientation. Students studying at Brown on a visa are expected to attend.

Throughout International Orientation, students engage with peer mentors from the International Mentoring Program, who continue to offer peer advising and programming throughout the year.  While International Orientation is primarily for students, there are a limited number of sessions open to family members, too.

Students can email imp@brown.edu to inquire about late registration. Students will be able to attend International Orientation, but their early move in may not be guaranteed.

International Undergraduate Orientation Move-in Day is Friday, August 25th 

Program dates

8/26/2023-8/29/2023