Brown University's Commencement activities will be held between Friday, May 26th and Sunday, May 28th. STREET CLOSINGS and NO PARKING restrictions will be in effect during this period.

Please be sure to review the Commencement Street Closures and Alternative Routes webpage and the following Traffic Pattern Maps to assist with your navigation to and on campus.

Baccalaurate Traffic Pattern Map
Commencement Traffic Pattern Map, 6:00a.m.-7:00a.m.
Commencement Traffic Pattern Map, 7:00a.m.-1:00p.m.


 Street closing/no parking information is as follows:

Weekend traffic pattern: 5/26, 6:00 am through 5/28, 4:00 pm

• Charlesfield Street: one-way west from Thayer to Brown Street
• George Street: one-way east from Brown Street to Thayer Street
• George Street: closed between Magee & Brown Street
• Magee Street: one-way south from George to Benevolent Street
• *Brown Street: one-way north from Charlesfield Street to George Street
• *Benevolent Street: one-way east from Magee to Brown Street

Weekend "NO PARKING EMERGENCY TOW ZONE" 5/26, 6:00 am through 5/28, 4 pm

 • George Street, both sides posted from Prospect to 106 George Street.
• Waterman Street, both sides, posted from Prospect Street east to Thayer Street.
• Magee Street, both sides, posted from George Street south to Benevolent.
• Thayer Street, both sides, from George to Benevolent.
• *Brown Street, both sides, posted from George Street south to Benevolent Street.
• *Benevolent Street, south side, from Brown to Magee Street to allow for PFD access in case of a fire alarm or emergency medical response.

"ONE WAY/DO NOT ENTER" signage for entire weekend:

• George Street at Magee: (1)
• George Street at Thayer: (1)
• *Brown Street at Charlesfield: (1)
• *Brown Street at Benevolent: (2)
• *Brown Street at George: (2)
• *Benevolent at Magee: (1)

Saturday, 5/27, 6:00 am through Sunday, 5/28, 4:00 pm "NO PARKING EMERGENCY TOW ZONE" signage for Baccalaureate Ceremony & Commencement Ceremony at First Baptist Church:

• Brown Street, both sides, posted from Angell to Waterman Street
• Benefit Street, east side, posted from College to Meeting Street
• Prospect Street (both sides), posted from George to Waterman Street

Saturday, 5/27, 10:00 am through 5:00 pm "STREET CLOSURE DO NOT ENTER" signage for Baccalaureate service at First Baptist Church:

• North Main at Waterman (right lane only)
• Waterman at North Main
• Benefit at Thomas
• Benefit at College
• Prospect at Angell
• Prospect at Waterman
• Brown at Angell
• Angell at Benefit

Sunday, 5/28, 6:00 am through 4:00 pm "STREET CLOSURE DO NOT ENTER" signage for Commencement Ceremony at First Baptist Church

• South Main at Hopkins Court
• South Main at College
• North Main at Waterman (right lane only)
• Waterman at North Main
• Benefit at Thomas
• Angell at Benefit
• Benefit at Charlesfield
• Brown at Angell
• Prospect at Angell
• Prospect at George
• Waterman at Thayer
• Canal at Steeple
• Washington at Memorial Boulevard

Sunday, 5/28, 6:00 am through 5:00 pm "NO PARKING EMERGENCY TOW ZONE" signage both sides for Catering Loading Dock Activity:

• Thayer Street, from George to Benevolent Street

Sunday, 5/28, 8:00 am through 5:00 pm "STREET CLOSURE DO NOT ENTER" for Catering Loading Dock Activity:

• Thayer Street, from George to Benevolent Street

Sunday, 5/28, 4:00 am through 4:00 pm "NO PARKING EMERGENCY TOW ZONE"

• College Street, both sides from Benefit to Prospect
• Benefit Street, both sides from College to Waterman
• Meeting Street, both sides from Hope to Brook