Street Closures and Alternate Routes

Streets surrounding the Brown University campus will be temporarily closed during Commencement Weekend to accommodate ceremonies and processions and to allow pedestrians to safely attend events.  On-street parking will also be restricted and some streets will be restricted to one-way traffic.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

From 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM, areas of Waterman Street, Benefit Street, Brown Street and Prospect Street will be restricted to traffic to allow for the Baccalaureate procession and ceremony.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

From 6:00 AM until 4:00 PM, areas of Waterman Street, Benefit Street, Geroge Street, Brown Street, Prospect Street, College Street, and Hopkins Street will be restricted to traffic for the Commencement procession and associated ceremonies taking place on the Main Green and at the First Baptist Church.

From approximately 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Meeting Street and Brook Street will be closed in areas for the procession of the Graduate School to the Master’s Convocation on Pembroke Field.

 

To avoid traffic congestion and road closures on Commencement Day, it is recommended that vehicles approach the Brown campus from the south or east using Exit 2 (South Main Street) or Exit 3 (Gano Street) off of Interstate 195. Below are alternative driving directions to the Brown campus for Commencement and Reunion weekend:

From the North:

From Route 95 South take Exit 25 and turn left on Smithfield Avenue. Then turn left on North Main Street. Then take an immediate right turn on 7th Street. Then turn right on Hope Street South. Then turn right onto Power Street. Then turn right onto Brown Street.

 

From the South:

From Route 95 North Exit 24 East on Branch Avenue to Cypress Street. Turn right on Hope Street South. Then turn right onto Power Street. Then turn right onto Brown Street.

 

From the East:

Take I-195 West to exit 3; turn right onto Gano Street.  Head North on Gano Street and then turn left onto Power Street. Then turn right onto Brown Street.

 

From the Northwest

Take 146 South. Take the Branch Avenue Exit. Turn left on Branch Avenue. Continue on Branch Avenue East. Then continue East on Cypress Street. Turn right on Hope Street South. Then turn right onto Power Street. Then turn right onto Brown Street.

 

From the West on Route 6:

Take Route 95 North then take Exit 24 East on Branch Avenue and then continue East on Cypress Street. Then turn right onto Hope Street South. Then turn right onto Power Street. Then turn right onto Brown Street.