• Sep 16
  • Location

4 — Main Green

The Main Green was part of the original eight-acre campus in 1770 and remains the heart of campus life.Students gather here for concerts, dances, exhibits and more. The green is surrounded by some of Brown’s most beloved buildings. At the north end, notice the Stephen Robert Class of 1962 Campus Center, and over to the right, the seven-foot statue of the Brown Bear. The statue’s pedestal contains a piece of slate that Roger Williams stepped on in 1636 when claiming the land that would one day become Providence. Looking east, you’ll see Wilson Hall, Sayles Hall, and the Salomon Center for Teaching. To the south is the John Carter Brown Library, which houses a collection of some of Christopher Columbus’s original documents and maps.