The Question: How do you college?


Are you curious about Brown and what it will be like when you get there? Do you want to know more about what the Brown experience is all about? The Question has the answer to all of your inquisitions and uncertainties. Brought to you by first year student, Snap Chat enthusiast, and Long Island native Sam Savello, this blog section will fill you in on everything you should expect when coming to Brown. 

One of the biggest questions people have before coming to Brown is how about how to navigate the college lifestyle. Between doing your own laundry, living with a new roommate, and balancing classes with all of your other activities, college creates big change in all aspects of your daily routine. This article will help you learn to navigate the college lifestyle and the changes that accompany it here at Brown.


Gone are the days when you wake up to warm, newly folded laundry left on your bed by your loving parents. The days of struggling to find detergent, removing other people’s laundry (and possibly touching icky boxers) because the other person left their laundry in the dryer for three hours, and crying while improperly folding laundry await you. Here at Brown, we have a Bear Bucks system that you use to pay for laundry. With every washer/dryer cycle costing $1.50 a pop, laundry prices add up quicker than you would expect.


You have to feed yourself now. With the Ratty and Vdub, two cafeteria style dining halls, functioning for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you will never go hungry. But in case you miss the open hours or want something to eat late at night, Andrews Commons and the Ivy Room have got your back. The Ivy Room operates from 745pm to midnight and Andrews Commons operates from 11am to 2am–and both serve delicious snacks and meals. The Blue Room also offers fresh alternatives to the normal dining halls while simultaneously providing a cafe-style feel.


College is a time for many, many naps… Between all-nighters and late night hangouts, it’s easy to lose track of time and go to bed way later than expected. Lucky for you, Brown is home to many famous napping spots, including the SciLi (Sciences Library) basement couches, soft chairs at the Rock (Rockerfeller Library), and virtually any type of sitting space in your residence hall. You’ll never be tired with all the napping opportunities.

Places to Hang Out

When you’re not down for chilling in the dorm, there are a variety of places to hang out with friends. Between Andrews Commons, the Blue Room, and the Hillel, there are tons of communal spaces for people to congregate, talk and just chill. With a little exploration, you will soon find your favorite spot to hang.

Hopefully, you have learned a little bit more about the college lifestyle at Brown and know what to expect before moving in!

Do you have any other questions about what to expect at Brown? Email me at for more information and answer to your question.


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