Packing List

Please note that the program will provide the following: blankets, pillow, pillow cases, towel, and face cloth. These will be given to students on July 10, 2022 and will be collected on July 22, 2022 at the end of the program. Thus, you do not need to bring these above items unless you want to. We do, however, recommend bringing the following items below.

  • Please note weather is highly variable in New England in the summer, we recommend additional underwear, socks, and layers of clothing
  • Bathing suit
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Beach towel
  • Umbrella/rain jacket
  • Bug Spray
  • Medications you may need (please note please bring items you know you may need such as prescriptions and basic over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen; allergy medication; motion sickness medication)
  • Glasses or contact lenses
  • Toothbrush and toiletries
  • Hand soap
  • Flip flops for shower
  • backpack
  • Chargers
  • Laptop ( if you have indicated you need one to borrow, we will have one for you at check-in. )
  • Photo of vaccine cards
  • Additionally, money for laundry and any other small purchases students may want to make


Check-In Time, Day and Location

Pre-College staff will welcome you to campus between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the Sunday prior to the start of your course, on our Main Green. Please look for signage that reads “CSSJ Reimagining New England Histories High School Institute.” At check-in you will receive your residence hall room keys, Brown ID card, campus map, and more.

Students are expected to check-in on Sunday. Not doing so could affect your ability to participate in activities and negatively impact the first day of your course.

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Directions to campus 

From T. F Greene International Airport by car 

Personal Health and Medical

Students with minor health concerns can be seen at Brown University’s Health Services Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment by calling 401-863-3953. Nursing advice is available 24/7 at 401-862-1330, and certified first aid staff are also available to assist on evenings or weekends. In the event of a medical emergency, students will generally be transported to Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence.

Students are responsible for safely storing and taking their own prescription medication. Students who are not accustomed to managing their own medication should work with their families to determine the best approach to do so during the program.

Students have access to the CAPS-After-Hours Protocol by calling 401-863-3476 and pressing 1. The student can call, but it’s also often helpful to speak to your program facilitators and/or RA first.

Please take a moment to read Brown Univerity’s Pre-College covid policy and testing guidelines before arrival, on arrival, and before departure. Due to the limited time of the CSSJ Summer Insitute program, students who test positive on arrival will be sent back home or asked to be picked up by a guardian/parent.