Parking & Transportation
Graduate students can apply to reserve a spot in a Brown parking lot through the Brown Transportation Office. Visit Park@Brown to make sure your vehicle information has been added or updated (or to request to be added to the 222 Richmond St. parking lot waitlist). If you would like to request parking on College Hill please email Transportation@brown.edu. A limited number of parking spots are available.
For parking near your residence, you may be able to rent spaces from local landlords. Students with accessibility needs can apply for parking by contacting the SAS Office prior to coming to campus.
Parking on and near campus is tight; after 9 a.m., it can be difficult to find a spot that is closer than a five-minute walk away. Most of the convenient blocks are metered, with parking meters monitored by the Providence Police Department.
A Providence city ordinance prohibits parking on the street between the hours of 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. Many rental apartments and houses include parking spaces, but not always. If parking is not available with a rental, it is often possible to rent space nearby; typical rents for a parking space are between $50 and $150 per month. Overnight parking permits may also be purchased from Brown. However, overnight parking is only available to graduate students who either live off campus or in Brown owned housing. Members of the Brown community are encouraged to find alternate means of commuting to and from campus. The Office of Transportation offers a number of alternatives.
The Office of Transportation provides safeRIDE services, including evening shuttle and on-call ride programs for the safety of all students, weekday campus transport for students with disabilities, and a weekday downtown express shuttle.