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Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island

Founded prior to the American Revolution, this Ivy League institution is one of the world's most exclusive universities. The Brown University in Providence features 37 varsity athletic teams, a campus with 18th-20th century buildings, and a fine collection of American colonial architecture. Brown University Library is well known for its early American historical sources, a Shakespeare First Folio, and the best-preserved copy of the Bay Psalm Book - the first publication printed in British North America.




  • Brown University Folk Festival
  • French Film Festival
  • Rhythm of Change Festival


  • Campus Tours
  • Athletics
  • Museums
  • Performing Arts
  • Library
  • Exhibitions


  • Where can I park when I visit Brown?

    Visitors may find parking in Lot 68 Upper, also called the Power Street Parking Garage, located at 111 Power Street. If Lot 68 Upper is full, you may find metered parking on the streets in and around the campus. Metered parking costs 25 cents for every 12 minutes. Metered spaces allow parking for a maximum 2-hours. ADA parking is available in Lot 65, which is located on the south side of Benevolent Street between Thayer and Brook streets.
  • Are there tours of the university?

    Yes. Tours last approximately one hour and are accompanied by an information session. Tours begin at the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, located at 75 Waterman Street. Please refer to the website for information on tour schedules, or visit the campus center information desk.

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