Curricular Resource Center


The CRC Leavetaking peer Program Coordinators coordinate peer advising support for students considering a leave of absence and foster a sense of community for returned leave takers.

Our student leavetaking coordinators can help you identify options for making the most of your time away from Brown, and they can connect you with the community of returned leavetakers. Taking leave can feel like a scary or an unexpected decision. At the CRC, we do our best to address your concerns and help you along the way.

Feel free to contact the student leavetaking coordinators, or email your questions to You may also contact the CRC Assistant Director, Janet Isserlis, or Director & Associate Dean of the College, Peggy Chang.

Leavetaking Advising Hours

You can schedule an advising meeting by emailing us at

Leavetaking Stories

Note: Leavetaking is not for credit. Students must apply in advance to Study Away from Brown if they wish to earn credit.

Related Information

Many leavetakers complete their degree requirements in December. Every year, Brown University holds a Midyear Completion Celebration for .5'ers. In addition, .5'ers are welcome to participate in the graduation ceremony the semester before and/or after their December completion.