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. The full schedule will also be available upon check in.

Friday, October 16, 2015

12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Registration Opens 
Stop by our welcome center to pick up your Family Weekend materials, 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.


Saturday, October 17, 2015

Welcome Center
Stop by our welcome center to pick up your Family Weekend materials, 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.  

8:00 am - 9:45 am
Continental Breakfast
All families are welcome to join us!

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Family Weekend Straight From the Source
Meet key administrators responsible for all aspects of the undergraduate experience at Brown who 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. 

10:00 am – 10:50 am 
Family Weekend Forums – Session 1

Brown’s faculty, staff, students and alumni 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' experiences through lectures and panels by members of the Brown community. Check back for a listing of forums.
Various Locations 

11:00 am – 11:50 am 
Family Weekend Forums – Session 2

See 10:00 am listing for details.
Various Locations 

11:00 am. - 4:00 pm (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.

12:00 pm -3:00 pm
Brown Football vs. Princeton
Come out and support the Bears as Brown Football takes on Ivy League rival Princeton! Tickets can be purchased in advance online. 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.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm 
Understanding Brown's Commencement (for rising Seniors)
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.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
President Paxson Q&A

8:00 pm
Various student group performances: TBD