Q:is it possible to get from one class to another in the timespan of 10 minutes? specifically from smith-buonanno to barus & holley? even if it were possible would you recommend back to back classes?
I mean, back-to-back classes kind of suck, but you can get there in 10 minutes for sure.
Q:I'm a freshman currently in orientation and I'm finding it difficult to make friends. How can I actually make a friend, and not just an acquaintance where our conversation is limited to where are you from, what's your concentration, etc. Is it okay to not make friends during orientation? Will I still be able to make friends later on?
As an introvert who HATES small talk, I 100% feel you. Before I met Josiah, I was STRUGGLING through orientation, as I explained to my unit today. I really suggest pulling out some people that you’ve met in your unit for deeper conversations. Invite people to get one-on-one lunch dates or hang out in your room. Now that classes are starting, be sure to shop a class that has sections or a smaller number of people (like an FYS!) because that’s a great way to meet people.
Also, the activities fair is on Thursday, and that is going to be SO important. On the most part, everyone is interested in something that one of the Brown clubs has to offer, and if you have an interest with someone that overlaps (like meditation or cheese or salsa dancing), you can bond with the people that join that club with you.
Orientation can be fun for some, but the shallow friendships aren’t really indicative of the strong bonds you will form throughout your time at Brown. Once the insanity dies down, people will start to build their support systems. In short: it’s definitely not too late.
Q:Are Brunonians really cool or really weird?
Q:Weirdest situation/thing you've seen on campus??
Q:What type of personality do you think fits best at Brown? / What type of students are happiest at Brown?
I honestly couldn’t say that only one type of person fits in the most at Brown. Brown is so diverse and there really is a place for everyone who is open to finding it.
Overall, I would say that the type of people who are the happiest at Brown are those who want to get really involved and are open to new experiences, people, and ways of thinking. If you aren’t ready to be pushed out of your comfort zone, then maybe Brown isn’t your cup of tea.
Q:WOAH WOAH WOAH I WAS THE BROWN POOP/EVERY COLOR ANON HELLO
WELL DONE UN-ANONED ANON
The reaction of my unit when they found out that their RPL is Bruno
HAPPY ORIENTATION, FIRST YEARS!
Q:Brown. How ironic. The color brown implies poop. And Brown is far from poop of any sort. But brown is also the color you get when you mix every single color together. And Brown is hella diverse and amazing in every way. So maybe that makes sense. Just a thought.
Q:what are the floors in keeney like? more specifically, should I pack a dustpan or a mini vacum?
Q:also, I heard that the second floor of the keeney dorms (so if your room is in the 200s) is actually the ground floor. is that true?
Keeney floors are rather confusing. It depends which building you’re in because the dorm was built on a hill.
So in Archibald and Everett, you walk in on the 2nd floor and floor 1 is below ground. But for Jameson, Floor 1 is ground level and the floor called ‘basement’ is below.
No room is really a basement though, because of the way it sits on the hill. There’s pretty much almost always a window that shows the outside.
Q:Someone gave me a minifridge/freezer/microwave that's exactly like the ones you can rent from BSA. Can I use it? It doesn't seem to meet the ResLife guidelines, but if it's the same as the university provided ones, it should work, right?
To be honest with you guys, no one really cares at all what you put in your room, so do it up. But like, you are taking on some degree of risk when it comes to fire safety inspections, so don’t sue us if you get caught or something.
Q:Hi!! I'm thinking of applying early decision to Brown this year. However, I am worried that (as I live in New York and enjoy going out/clubbing/parties), Providence might not have this kind of entertainment. How is the nightlife at Brown, and are people able to go out a lot there?
See: our party culture post
Q:I submitted an application for one of Brown's on-campus jobs. Any idea when / if I'll probably hear back?
If it does not say, I would try emailing the contact person to find out.
Q:Previously someone asked about theme parties and the basic social life on campus; I was wondering if these parties are open to all brown students or are they invite only? Thanks!
Depends on who’s throwing it. Most of the big frat parties are open to everyone.