Directions by Car

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

From the North or South

  • From either I-95 South or I-95 North, take Exit 22A, Downtown, Memorial Boulevard.
  • At the fifth traffic light, turn left onto College Street. Cross the bridge and proceed up the hill following College Street to the end.
  • At the top of the hill, where College Street intersects with Prospect Street, you will see Brown's Van Wickle Gates.
  • Turn left onto Prospect Street.
  • At the next light, turn right onto Waterman Street.
  • At the third light is Brook Street. Computer Science is the red brick building on the right.
  • The front of our building is on the other side, facing a quadrangle.
  • Computer Science is on the 4th floor.

From I-195 West

  • Take the Gano Street exit and turn right at the end of the ramp.
  • Follow the directions from Gano Street, below.

From GANO Street

  • At the 3rd light, turn left on Angell St.
  • Continue for several blocks to the 2nd light at Brook and turn left.
  • Our red brick building is opposite the light on the left corner.
  • The front of our building is on the other side, facing a quadrangle.
  • Computer Science is on the 4th floor


Brown has a Visitor Parking Lot on the upper level of the Power Street Garage (Lot 68). 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.