The College

Contact

College deans and staff members are here to answer questions and offer academic guidance.

Business Hours

Business hours for the College are:

  • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the academic year
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Memorial Day through the summer

Questions on academic matters should be directed to college@brown.edu or 401-863-9800.

For emergencies and urgent or crisis situations, including overnight, weekends, and during University vacations, call the Department of Public Safety (401.863.3322) and ask for the administrator-on-call or consult the list of after hours resources.

Contact Information

Dean of the College

401-863-9800

Student Support Services

401-863-3145

Department of Public Safety

401-863-3322

Academic Advising Hours

Deans are available during the semester to discuss questions and both timely and general academic issues.

Schedule meeting or attend drop-in hours with an academic advising dean

Emergencies

Brown has an emergency notification system that allows the University to communicate quickly and effectively with students in the event of an emergency. The MIR3 inCampus Alert system is a web-based notification service that sends immediate and simultaneous communications via phone, text messaging, and email. All 863 and 867 exchange landline phone numbers and all University-owned cell phone numbers are automatically loaded into the system and can be utilized in the event of an emergency notification.

All students are strongly urged to provide their personal cell phone and home or off-campus housing telephone numbers so that we can contact them as quickly as possible in the event of an emergency. Cell phone numbers are especially important because they provide the fastest and most effective way for users to receive information. Cell phone numbers provided by new first-year students to the University have been loaded into MyAccount and marked ‘private’ so that they can be used for emergency notification only.

Students may add, update, or change their emergency contact phone numbers on the ‘MyAccount’ page. Personal cell phone and landline numbers will only be used for emergency notification purposes.  For each number provided, students can select ‘private’ to ensure that the number will not be listed in any published or on-line directories. All students are asked to log onto MyAccount to verify that the emergency cell phone number is correct and that the visibility option for that number is what they prefer.

Further information about the University’s emergency notification system and emergency preparedness generally is available on Brown's Health and Safety website. Questions about Brown’s emergency notification system may be directed to Environmental Health and Safety at (401) 863-3353.