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The mission of Brown University is to serve the community, the nation, and the world by discovering, communicating, and preserving knowledge and understanding in a spirit of free inquiry, and by educating and preparing students to discharge the offices of life with usefulness and reputation. We do this through a partnership of students and teachers in a unified community known as a university-college
Summer sunset over the Brown Bookstore on Thayer Street. Instagram photo by @_gigib

Summer sunset over the Brown Bookstore on Thayer Street. Instagram photo by @_gigib

There are tours of Brown’s campus all summer for prospective students!
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Manning Hall on a summer evening

Manning Hall on a summer evening

The Main Green on a sunny dayphoto by @danahayward86

The Main Green on a sunny day

photo by @danahayward86

A Brown 250+ Moment: July 1, 197143 years ago, the Men’s and Women’s Colleges were combined. From the time in 1891 when women were first permitted to take classes, stand for examinations, and receive Brown degrees, they had been admitted to and enrolled in a separate college, first the Women’s College, later Pembroke College in Brown University. In 1971, Pembroke College and “The” College merged into a single entity. 

A Brown 250+ Moment: July 1, 1971

43 years ago, the Men’s and Women’s Colleges were combined. From the time in 1891 when women were first permitted to take classes, stand for examinations, and receive Brown degrees, they had been admitted to and enrolled in a separate college, first the Women’s College, later Pembroke College in Brown University. In 1971, Pembroke College and “The” College merged into a single entity. 

What makes the Brown University Curriculum unique? Hear from Biology Professor Kenneth R. Miller on his journey as an educator at Brown.

Brown 250+ Moment113 years ago this month, the Van Wickle Gates were dedicated. Built with a bequest from Augustus Stout Van Wickle, Class of 1876, the Van Wickle Gates serve as the ceremonial entry to campus. The center gates remain closed except for two occasions. They are opened inward to admit first-year students at the beginning of the college year and outward at commencement to allow graduating seniors to pass through

Brown 250+ Moment

113 years ago this month, the Van Wickle Gates were dedicated. Built with a bequest from Augustus Stout Van Wickle, Class of 1876, the Van Wickle Gates serve as the ceremonial entry to campus. The center gates remain closed except for two occasions. They are opened inward to admit first-year students at the beginning of the college year and outward at commencement to allow graduating seniors to pass through

Photo by @isabella0lea

Photo by @isabella0lea

Summer @ Brown

Summer @ Brown

"Please go change the world. If you are here today and if you graduate from Brown, you are ready to tackle just about anything."
Jim Yong Kim ‘82, President of the World Bank

Brown 250+ Moment: The Statue of Marcus Aurelius 106 years ago, in June 1908, a crowd gathered to watch the unveiling of the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius on Lincoln Field (now the The Ruth J. Simmons Quadrangle) behind Sayles Hall. 

Brown 250+ Moment: The Statue of Marcus Aurelius 

106 years ago, in June 1908, a crowd gathered to watch the unveiling of the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius on Lincoln Field (now the The Ruth J. Simmons Quadrangle) behind Sayles Hall.