Don’t Forget These 11 Items When You Come to Campus This Summer

Aside from the obvious (clothes, toiletries, and towels), you might be wondering what else you will need to bring to campus for your Brown Pre-College Program. To make the packing process a bit smoother, here’s a list of the necessary, but easy-to-forget items you’ll want to make sure are in your suitcase before you head…

A Note From the Dean

As the Summer@Brown crew prepares to welcome several hundreds of students from across the U.S. and 70 countries around the world, I am looking at all the terrific courses we offer this summer. I wish I could take them all myself! There is just so much great stuff to learn, to think about, and to talk…

My Summer@Brown experience: Abby

Abby is a high school senior in Phoenix, Arizona, who took Professor Phoenix Savage’s class “When Old Artists Were You: Gaining Your Edge through Critical/Creative Making” last summer. Here, she writes about her experience and what first drew her to the program. The independence given to Summer@Brown students is what first attracted me to the…

Interview with Instructor Phoenix Savage

Course instructors are a vital part of the Summer@Brown experience. Many are on the faculty at Brown University and all come to Summer@Brown with a diverse range of backgrounds, experience and knowledge that they are eager to impart on Summer@Brown students. We checked in with Phoenix Savage, an assistant professor of art at Tougaloo College,…

Summer@Brown Alums Create Award-Winning Film

A film created by three Summer@Brown students last summer was awarded “Best Fiction Film” at a recent New Jersey film festival.    “Solitaire” was the brainchild of Colmcille Donston, Marcos Larancuent and Joo Yup Ham, who made the film as their final project in Edrex Fontanilla’s “Digital Video Production” course. The three submitted the film to…

Pre-College alumni share wisdom for summer on campus

Summer@Brown will soon be here. To help get new students ready for the adventure that lies ahead, we asked a few former students for some helpful (and fun!) advice to pass along. Here are their responses. What’s one piece of advice you have for new Summer@Brown students? “Be prepared to tackle challenging questions. Regardless of…

‘Less fear, more excitement’ about college after Summer@Brown

How one student’s Summer@Brown experience made her more ready than ever for her A.P. class and the college application process. Watching a video about Summer@Brown at her high school last spring, Courtney Bertrand knew instantly that she wanted to attend. “Learning about the other students’ experiences, it interested me because I knew (attending Summer@Brown) would…

Summer@Brown Instructor: Philosopher Bernard Reginster

Course instructors are a vital part of the Summer@Brown experience. Many are on the faculty at Brown University and all come to Summer@Brown with a diverse range of backgrounds, experience and knowledge that they are eager to impart on Summer@Brown students. In this Snapshot series, we’ll check in with an instructor to find out more about how they approach teaching at Summer@Brown and what students can expect to take away from their class.

9 Awesome Things You Could Be Doing This Summer

With nearly three months of school-free time over the summer, the possibilities of how to spend your days are seemingly endless. You could tap into your sense of adventure by trying a new activity or traveling abroad, exercise your scholarly side by exploring a topic you’ve always been interested in, or work your social networking…

A Dean’s View: The importance of liberal arts

Exploring a wide range of disciplines and perspectives is an integral part of an education, says James Chansky, assistant dean of pre-college programs, even if you think you are certain about your future career path. Here, he talks about the importance of a broad liberal arts education, how Summer@Brown classes approach even the narrowest subjects from multiple angles, and why it’s okay to start college undecided about a major or career.