What is BOLT?

BOLT is an inclusive community for rising sophomores, transfers, and RUE students at Brown University. It begins with a backpacking trip in the White Mountains of New Hampshire before school starts, and continues through the fall semester with fun and supportive events.

This year, we are planning to offer a Women’s Trip, a People of Color Trip, and a less physically strenuous Creative Trip focused on artistic expression in the outdoors. Please visit this page for more information!


2019 BOLT Program

Applications for the BOLT Fall 2019 Program are open and are due on 4/16. Here is more information about the application and various information sessions we will be hosting for those interested in applying to BOLT!



Thank you to everyone who has already donated during BOLT’s 2019 Phone-a-thon! We sincerely appreciate it. Donations are crucial to the financial assistance that we are able to provide to future BOLT Participants and Leaders. If you are able and willing to donate, please follow the instructions on this page.