Brown has a longstanding commitment to providing impactful experiences for students in Providence schools — influencing their educational outcomes and enhancing their access to a high-quality college education and career exploration opportunities. In keeping with this commitment, the University decided to launch College Day at Brown, an immersive day-long experience for Providence Public School District high school students. The programming is designed to introduce or further expose students to the world of higher education by facilitating pathways and creating familiarity and excitement about the pursuit of post-secondary education at Brown, as well as other colleges and universities.
Throughout the course of the day, students have the opportunity to experience what it’s like to be in a college classroom and explore a variety of disciplines — expanding their understanding of the possibilities of higher education. They meet with college advisors and talk directly with Brown students, providing a window into student life on a college campus. Educators and other adults chaperoning the school groups are invited to attend sessions on professional development.
This programming seeks to further strengthen the partnership between the University and Providence public schools.