Fall@Brown: Orchard Living

Apple Orchard

Campus life getting you down? Checked off everything on your back to campus guide-to-the-outside? With the hustle and bustle of a big city like Providence paired with so many trees and not enough apples on the Main Green, you might just be in need of a relaxing fall day. As luck would have it, Rhode Island is perfect for the quintessential fall outing: apple-picking. Check out these orchards, all within fifteen miles of Brown’s campus.

Dame Farm 91-B Brown Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919

  • Distance from campus: 10.3 miles
  • Besides apple-picking, buy blueberries, peaches, pears, plums, and assorted veggies (unlike apples, these aren’t pick-your-own).
  • By RIPTA: Take the 10X from Weybosset Post Office to Hartford FS Brown, plus about 1.6 mi walking total.
  • Estimated Uber fare: $12-17

Pippin Orchard 751 Pippin Orchard Road, Cranston, RI 02921

  • Distance from campus: 11.6 miles
  • Besides apple-picking, buy fruits, vegetables, maple syrup, honey, and assorted baked goods.
  • By RIPTA: Take the 19 from the Providence bus stop (the large terminal on Washington St.) to Amflex NS Comstock, plus about 2.3 mi walking total.
  • Estimated Uber fare: $13-18

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Campus Life Updates: Policy changes this Fall

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Campus Life’s most recent email details some of the significant changes to the Student Conduct code, the alcohol and social event policy, and student resources, resulting from the review process that took place last May. To get the full scoop, well… you should probably read your email. For a condensed version, see below.

Alcohol and Social Events:

-The restrictions on dorm spaces serving alcohol that were introduced last semester will be continued, at least through this Fall. Certain spaces on campus will be “on hold” on Friday and Saturday nights, in order to meet the demand for housing student events. This will also help with “increasing university support for the management” of said events.

-According to feedback from last year, students prefer “calmer living spaces.”

-Graduate students are filling a new role for Reslife to “enhance harm-reduction strategies on weekend nights in residence halls.” The grad students are supposed to address community disruptions, provide assistance for students, and host “alcohol-free programming.” Mayhaps, Settlers of Catan?

See the full report here.

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Weekend Update: Fall Break Edition

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend so far, whether you’re relaxing, catching up with family, or even partying your asses off visiting a friend at another school. Campus has been pretty quiet, but I can’t say there aren’t pros to having much of the student body away.  Here are some things that have made this long weekend a staycation of its own:

1)    No lines in the Blue Room, Ratty, or Jo’s.

2)    Availability of every type of machine and weight equipment in the Nelly.

3)    No wait for Sunday brunch at Loui’s.

4)    Unlimited access to the comfortable orange couches above the Blue Room (to read in? No, to nap in).

5)    Vacant laundry machines.

Long story short, we miss you guys, but we’re doing alright here, too.

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