OFFICIAL AND UNOFFICIAL VISITS

 

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Official Visits

An official visit to an institution by a prospective student-athlete is a visit financed in whole or in part by the member institution. Please note the following rules:

  1. An institution may finance only one visit per prospect to its campus.

  2. A prospect may take a maximum of five expense-paid visits, regardless of the number of sports in which the prospect participates.

  3. In sports other than men's basketball, an expense-paid visit may not be earlier than the opening day of a prospect's senior year in high school.

    In men's basketball, a prospect may not be provided an expense-paid visit earlier than January 1 of the prospective student-athlete's junior year in high school and no such visits may occur during the summer between the prospect's junior and senior years in high school.

  4. A person who is not a qualifier and who is enrolled during the first year of a two-year college may not be provided an expense-paid visit.

  5. An official visit shall not exceed 48 hours beginning at the time a prospect arrives on campus and ending when the prospect leaves campus.

  6. A prospect may be provided lodging and meals just like regular students. Local hotels and restaurants may be used but at a scale comparable to that of normal student life and only within a 30-mile radius of campus.

  7. Entertainment for the prospect and his or her parents (or legal guardians) or spouse may be provided if it is not excessive and within a 30-mile radius of campus. It is not permissible to entertain other relatives or friends of the prospect at any time.

  8. Complimentary admissions to a campus athletic event may be provided to the prospect and his or her parents (or legal guardian) or spouse through a pass list. These admissions must be located in the general seating area. Seats in the press box, special seating boxes, or bench area are prohibited.

  9. It is not permissible for the institution to provide cash to the prospect for entertainment purposes.

After an invitation for an official visit is extended to a prospective student athlete, but prior to the actual visit, each institution is required to send a written five-visit limitation letter to the prospective student-athlete.

Prospective student-athletes must provide the institution with thier official score from a PSAT, SAT, PLAN, or an ACT test in writing through an official high-school or testing-agency document or through the use of the applicable testing agency's automated-voice system prior to their scheduled official visit to campus,

AND

Prospective student-athletes are also required to provide the institution an official or unofficial photocopy of their high school academic transcript, prior to their scheduled official visit to campus.

Any visiting prospective student-athlete should be familiar with Brown University student conduct policies, which can be found here.


Unofficial Visits

An unofficial visit to an institution by a prospective student-athelte is a visit made at prospective student-athlete's own expense. A prospective student-athlete can unofficially visit an institution an unlimited number of times. With the exception of men's basketball, a prospective student-athlete may make unofficial visits before his or her senior year of high school. In the sport of men's basketball , a prospect may not make unoffical visits during the month of July.

A prospective student-athlete on an unofficial visit may stay in an enrolled student-athlete's dormitory room provided the prospective student-athlete pays the regular rate for such lodging. Currently, there is no charge for any visiting student who stays with an enrolled student and makes arrangements on his or her own, so there is no charge for any prospective student-athlete who does the same thing. Further questions can be directed to Brown University Office of Residential Life at 401-863-3500.

Any visiting prospective student-athlete should be familiar with Brown University student conduct policies, which can be found here.

Lastly, pursuant to Brown University Policy and the State of Rhode Island Law, there should be no alcohol or drug use by any prospective student-athletes.