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Topic: student housing

Students assigned to live in the Omni were notified of their assignment Dec. 6 in an email from ResLife. The University selected the Omni after also considering the Mariott and Hilton properties downtown.

News, University News

Brown leases rooms in Omni Providence Hotel to house students for spring semester

January 8, 2021 2 comments

The University has leased rooms in the Omni Providence Hotel to house students during the spring semester, University Spokesperson Brian Clark wrote in an email to The Herald. 

Students placed in hotels will be housed in single-occupancy rooms in areas of the properties that will be occupied only by other Brown students.

News, University News

University to lease off-campus hotel rooms for students on spring 2021 housing waitlist

December 4, 2020 1 comment

The University will lease hotel rooms in the Hilton, Marriott and Omni properties in downtown Providence for all students on the spring housing waitlist who express interest in the option, according to a Dec. 4 email from the Office of Residential Life.

With the semester coming to a close, students try to plan for the spring while handling uncertainties about housing spots and public health concerns.

University News

Students plan for the spring semester amidst uncertainties about on-campus housing and COVID-19

November 23, 2020 1 comment

The waitlist ranks students hoping to live on campus next semester according to class year and whether they have taken leave. Juniors currently studying remotely have priority, followed by remote sophomores, and then seniors, juniors and sophomores currently on leave.

The Performing Arts Center construction and the Marston Boathouse Renewal project have stayed on track despite concerns over materials and the introduction of new COVID-19 safety precautions.

News, University News

Facilities implements new safety precautions to keep projects on schedule

October 25, 2020 1 comment

As COVID-19 continues to affect nearly every aspect of University operations, Facilities Management has had to adapt to keep new construction projects on track and workers safe.

Brown announces new residence hall plan

News, University News

Brown announces new residence hall plan

February 19, 2020 0 comments

On Feb. 18, the University announced a plan for a new residential community that will add an estimated 130,000 square feet and 375 beds to the University’s undergraduate housing inventory.

Fall 2019 Herald poll showcases student perspectives

News, University News

Fall 2019 Herald poll showcases student perspectives

October 8, 2019 1 comment

The poll was conducted over the course of two days from Oct. 2 – 3. The margin of error is 3.1 percent with 95 percent confidence.

Students were dissatisfied when placed in converted lounges and kitchens during the summer housing assignments. Some were later granted off campus permission or placed into standard dorm rooms.

News, University News

Students face challenges in summer assignment process

September 4, 2019 1 comment

Daphne Li-Chen ’21 opened her summer assignment email in August to find she was placed in a triple in Vartan Gregorian Quad apart from her requested roommate, and only later did she discover that her assigned bedroom was formerly a communal kitchen.

The Providence City Committee on Ordinances voted down an amendment that would have restricted the number of students that could live together in various types of homes.

Metro, News

City Council dismisses student housing ordinance

January 30, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Providence City Committee on Ordinances voted Jan. 29 to “continue indefinitely” a previously proposed amendment which would have restricted housing to no more than four undergraduate students per home across the city.

Editorial: University must do more for grad student housing

Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: University must do more for grad student housing

October 23, 2018 1 comment

Being a graduate student is tough. Students enrolled in Brown’s master’s, doctoral and pre-professional programs spend as many as six years conducting research, procuring funding and support for that research, teaching undergraduates and writing dissertations.

Grad students struggle with off-campus housing

News, University News

Grad students struggle with off-campus housing

September 27, 2018 3 comments

The ceiling leaks. In some areas, the floor is caving in. The house was not cleaned before Erica Meszaros GS moved in with her spouse, and her landlord ignores requests for maintenance and repairs. “