Directions by Car

The Computer Science Department is located at 115 Waterman Street, Providence, Rhode Island.

From the North or South

From I-195 West

From GANO Street


Brown has a Visitor Parking Lot on the upper level of the Power Street Garage (Lot 68) at 110 Power Street. This lot is serviced by two Pay and Display parking pay stations - one located at the Power Street entrance and another located near the rear of the lot near Brook Street. The Pay Stations accept credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) and U.S. bills. Please note the pay station does not give change. A detailed map of the University can help pinpoint the area.

PLEASE NOTE: There are on-street leased parking spaces on Charlesfield, Thayer, Benevolent, George, Brook, and Brown Streets that are for employees ONLY from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (see the purple lines on the map). Parking in a "Brown Permit Required" spot will result in a large fine.

Road Construction and Traffic Alerts

The City of Providence web site contains a list of construction projects that may affect travel to and from the department.

The RI Department of Transportation's Transportation Management Center web site offers a Current Traffic Advisory List that shows real-time traffic conditions on Rhode Island highways.