Brown Building

Many of the Student Services located on the downtown campus are housed in the Brown Building.**

This building has become so synonymous with Student Services that it is often referred to as the Brown Student Services Building. Officially known as the William and Mary Brown Building, it opened its doors in October 1999, thanks to pledges from students, alumni, and the University. You can read the McGill press release about the Brown Building's opening.

Over 15 years later, the Brown Building remains the home for many of McGill's Student Services.

Learn more about:

Getting around the Brown Building Student study/work spaces in the Brown Building

Artwork and art initiatives in the Brown Building Redesign and space improvement interventions to the Brown Building

*On the downtown campus, all Services except for Campus Life & EngagementFirst Peoples' House, the McGill Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, and the Office for Students with Disabilities are located in the Brown Building.

*On the Macdonald Campus, all available Services are located in the Centennial Centre.


All washrooms in the Brown Building are single-use and all-gender. Look for these signs (proudly provided by our friends at SmartSign!) throughout the building. For exact locations of publicly accessible washrooms in the Brown Building, visit our Getting Around page.