The Question: So I committed…. Now what?


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. 

You finally did it. You got into Brown, came to ADOCH and had a blast, and committed yourself to coming to Brown next year—without having to put down a deposit fee. You’re officially a Bruno and couldn’t be happier. Everything is taken care of… right? So now what?

What happens after you commit is both exciting and nerve-wracking. Let’s explore what happens after you hit that commit button and sign yourself up to Brunonia!

The Packet

A few weeks to a month after you commit, you get a snazzy new packet in the mail, which contains everything you need to know about Brown spanning from the types of classes offered to information about the Providence area. Leaf through the index and read up on the topics that interest you. Or if you’re super curious, read all 60 pages and become a Brown expert.

First Year Readings

The dreaded “First Year Readings”… You guessed it! You’re gonna have to read over the summer. If you weren’t part of the lucky class of 2018 who got to watch a documentary instead of read a book (muhahaha), you will likely be subjected to reading a bulky piece of literature. Don’t worry though, the literature will be chosen in part by Brown students themselves, so it’s likely to be something interesting and exciting. The book you end up reading will be discussed with a small group during orientation once you arrive at Brown, so read up or at least use Sparknotes to have a clue. You will also have to discuss the book in the letter to your advisor that you are required to write before coming here.

Course Cart

The next step is to create your course cart, or a list of courses that you are interested in taking. It doesn’t have to be set in stone, and by creating your course cart, you are not permanently registering yourself for any classes, so don’t get too stressed over it. You just need to have an idea of what you want to take so that you can finalize everything when you get here. Make sure you follow the directions online to fill your cart by the assigned deadline, or else you might have to pay a small fee.

School Policy Survey

So you got the packet, read the book, and filled your cart. There can’t possibly be more to do, right? Wrong! The last and final step before coming to Brown is probably the most important. You will need to complete a survey online regarding school policies and submit it by the assigned deadline. At the end, you will have to sign a contract promising that you will follow these policies and participate in proper school conduct.

So there you have it! Now you know what to do before you get to Brown. So get reading and start leafing through that pamphlet! It will help you in the long run.

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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