Registering for FOAM requires three steps:

  1. By May 15: Fill out our online Registration Form, which includes your contact info and trip preferences. You will receive a confirmation email from within 2-3 days (after May 15th).
  2. By June 1: Once we’ve confirmed your registration, pay for FOAM using EventBrite or by mailing a check. Either payment type is fine with us; just note that there is a small processing fee if you use Eventbrite.
    • FOAM-In: $30
    • FOAM-Out: $150
    • Checks should be made out to “Brown University” – and please write “FOAM Orientation Fees” in the note/memo. Checks can be mailed to:
      • First-Year Orientation to Alpert Med
        c/o Chelsea Reyes G-M231
        222 Richmond St
        Providence, RI 02912
    • We are hoping to make FOAM accessible to every incoming student. To that end, there is limited financial aid available; please contact Chelsea Reyes in the Office of Student Affairs ( as needed.
  3. By July 25: Print and fill out your medical and consent forms (below) – please bring completed forms with you to your first day of FOAM!

IMPORTANT: Brown/AMS requires that all students going on FOAM have active health insurance coverage while they are participating (i.e. covered for 7/25-7/28/18). This applies to both FOAM-In and FOAM-Out, and there are no exceptions.

  • While Brown student insurance doesn’t start until 7/30, there are a few potential options to explore if you need to find coverage for the FOAM dates in July, including: 1) purchasing an additional week of insurance through Brown University ($31/week), 2) buying coverage on the RI exchange, 3) utilizing COBRA, 4) extending your employer coverage, 5) getting insurance through a parent’s plan.
  • If you are interested in purchasing insurance through Brown, please email us at and we can advise you with the process. 


For anyone accepted to AMS off the waitlist – we ask that you register within one week of accepting a spot at Brown and submit your payment within two weeks of registering for FOAM.

Questions? Reach out to us at

Release FOAM 2018

Medical Authorization FOAM 2018