Family Weekend Schedule

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to campus! Below is a partial listing of this year's Family Weekend events. 

A PDF of the full schedule will be available early October. This schedule will also be available upon check in.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Noon - 6:00 pm
Registration
Pick up your registration packet, which will include the final program for the weekend, a comprehensive and updated schedule of events with locations, and detailed descriptions of all planned activities.
Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, Petteruti Lounge, 75 Waterman Street 

 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Family Weekend Welcome Reception
The Dean of the College and Office of Campus Life invite you to a reception to kick off Family Weekend. This is a great opportunity to enjoy casual conversation with campus administrators, meet other families, and enjoy light refreshments.
Sayles Auditorium, The College Green 

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
President’s Welcome

President Christina Paxson and the Undergraduate Council of Students President Maahika Srinivasan '15 will welcome family members to campus, provide remarks about current efforts underway to advance Brown's mission, and respond to questions.
Salomon Center for Teaching, DeCiccio Family Auditorium, The College Green 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

8:30 am – 3:30 pm 
Registration

Pick up your registration packet, which will include the final program for the weekend, a comprehensive and updated schedule of events with locations, and detailed descriptions of all planned activities.
Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, Petteruti Lounge, 75 Waterman Street 


9:00 am – 9:50 am
Straight from the Source
Grab a cup of coffee, and meet key administrators responsible for all aspects of the undergraduate experience at Brown. Dean of the College Maud S. Mandel and Vice President of Campus Life Margaret Klawunn will discuss initiatives in academic and campus life. This event is a great opportunity to ask questions about advising, the residential experience at Brown, learning in and outside the classroom, and more. Light refreshments will be available.
Building for Environmental Reasearch and Teaching, Carmichael Auditorium, 85 Waterman Street 

10:00 am – 10:50 am 
Brown Faculty Forums – Session 1
Brown’s faculty share their expertise regarding topics of widespread interest to create an ongoing educational link with the University.  This segment of Family Weekend allows families to share students’ classroom experiences through lectures by Brown faculty, all of whom regularly teach undergraduate courses and/or interact with students in their research labs. Light refreshments will be available at each forum. Specific forum topics will be announced prior to Family Weekend.
Various Locations 

11:00 am – 11:50 am
Brown Faculty Forums – Session 2
See 10:00 am listing for details.
Various Locations 

11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. (Approximately)
Shuttles to the Brown Stadium
Shuttle buses will run continuously to the Brown Stadium from 11:00 AM until one hour after the game ends. Shuttles will pick up at the following locations: (in order) Thayer Street & Bowen Street, Power Street Garage, Thayer Street & Charles Field Street, Wayland Arch, Faunce Arch, Hope Street at Nelson Fitness Center, Lloyd Avenue at Lot 89/90 entrance. For more information on shuttles from Athletics click here.

12:30 P.M.
Brown Football vs. Cornell
Come out and support the Bears as Brown Football takes on Ivy League rival Cornell! Tickets are available for a reduced price of $10 if purchased in advance online. Please use the code "BROWNFAM14" to receive the discounted price. Tickets can also be purchased at the stadium on game day for $17. Your student is admitted free with his/her Brown ID. There is a concession stand inside the stadium. Shuttles will be running to and from campus from 11:00 AM until one hour after the game ends. If you are interested in attending this event, you are encouraged to purchase your tickets in advance.
Brown Stadium, Elmgrove Avenue and Stadium Street 

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm 
Planning with your Sophomore
Sophomores and their families will have an opportunity to explore critical topics such as academic concentrations, career interests, study abroad programs, and the best use of Brown’s open curriculum.
MacMillan Hall, Starr Auditorium, Room 117, 167 Thayer Street

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm 
Understanding Brown's Commencement
Brown's Commencement is an exciting event, but it can sometimes raise a number of questions for families looking to plan in advance. Members of Brown's Commencement staff will be on hand to provide an overview of Commencement activities, tips for families and guests, and answer key questions about this important weekend. This session is geared toward families of seniors, but it is open to all.
Building for Environmental Research & Teaching, Carmichael Auditorium, 85 Waterman Street 

3:30 pm
Brown Men's Soccer vs. Cornell
Brown Men's Soccer will take on Cornell in an exciting Ivy League soccer match. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at brownbears.com or at the gate. Doors open at 2:30 pm. Your student is admitted free with his/her Brown ID. There is a concession stand inside the stadium.
Stevenson Field 

 4:00 pm 
Family Weekend Keynote Address
Barry Sternlicht '82, P'16 will be the 2014 Family Weekend Keynote Address. To read a full biography of Barry Sternlicht click here.
Salomon Center for Teaching, DeCiccio Family Auditorium, The College Green 

6:00 pm (approx.)
250th Waterfire
To find out more information about Waterfire click here.
Downtown Providence 

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

1:00 pm
Brown Women's Soccer vs. Cornell
Come support Brown Women's Soccer at their match-up against Cornell. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at brownbears.com or at the gate. Doors open at 2:30 pm.Your student is admitted free with his/her Brown ID. There is a concession stand inside the stadium.
Stevenson Field