Returning from leave can definitely be a transition. There are new faces on campus, and your friends may be at a different stage of their time at Brown. That said, there are a number of ways to plug into new communities once you return. One way to do this is to come to the “Welcome Back Dinner” run by the Leavetaking Coordinators at the Curricular Resource Center (CRC). This dinner is a chance to meet other people who are transitioning back into student life. After this initial Welcome Back Dinner, there are monthly leavetaking potlucks put on by the CRC. Past, present and future leavetakers can come to these potlucks. You can also meet with a therapist at CAPS and/or a professional from the SEAS office if you are wondering about psychological, physical, and learning disabilities, and seeking additional information and services to assist you.