Concentration Declaration Day

Concentration Declaration Day (CDD) is a new campus-wide tradition which began last year, aimed at celebrating an important milestone in the life of every Brown undergraduate--declaring a concentration and formally joining an academic community.

The CDD events ranged in format (casual drop-in or formal program with speakers). However you choose to run it, your event should focus on bringing together new concentrators, professors, and upperclassmen for one-on-one mixing a mingling, and giving new concentrators a chance to learn more about pathways for engagement within the concentration (research opportunities, seminars, etc.).


  • CDD began in the spring of 2016 and has become an annual campus-wide tradition aiming to acknowledge and celebrate one of many milestones in the life of every Brown undergraduate student: declaring a concentration and formally joining an academic community.


  • To foster a stronger sense of academic community within the concentration
  • To increase the visibility and approachability of faculty members and current concentrators
  • To connect new concentrators with members in the concentration and learn about pathways for students to be actively engaged within the concentration

Concentrations participating in Spring 2018:

  • Visual Art: April 26th from 4:30 to 6:00 pm in the Departmental Building
  • International Relations, Development Studies, Public Policy, and Middle East Studies, South Asian Studies, Latin American & Caribbean Studies (held jointly): April 13th from 12:00 to 1:30pm, Watson Institute
  • Neuroscience: April 13th room 12:00 to 1:30 pm in the Sidney Frank Hall 
  • Sociology and Social Analysis & Research (held jointly)
  • Public Health, April 13th in Petteruti Lounge
  • Geology, Geology-Biology, Geology-Chemistry, Geology-Physics-Math: April 24th from 4:30-6 pm (tentative time) in GeoChem 029
  • Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Physics (held jointly): April 3rd at 5:30 to 7:00 pm in MacMillan Hall 
  • Music
  • Business, Entrepreneurship & Organizations: April 9th at 4:00 pm in the BEO Offices Conference Room in Sayles
  • Behavioral Decision Sciences:  April 5th at 6:30 pm in Metcalf / Friedman Auditorium
  • Computer Science
  • Independent Concentrations: April 24th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in J. Walter Wilson 310
  • Linguistics: April 5th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm in the Campus Center 225 
  • Education Studies
  • German Studies
  • Engineering: April 27th from 2:30 to 4:00 pm in the Departmental Building 
  • Gender & Sexuality Studies: May 2nd from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in Pembroke Hall 305
  • Africana Studies: May 1st from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in the Rites & Reason Theater 
  • Physics
  • American Studies, Ethnic Studies (held jointly): May 7th from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm; Location TBD 
  • Comparative Literature: April 17th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the Department Building 
  • English: April 13th from 3:00 to 4:30 pm in the English Department., 2nd-floor lounge  
  • Philosophy: March 23rd from 2:oo to 3:15 pm; Location TBD 
  • Environmental Studies, Environmental Sciences
  • Classics: April 30th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in Faculty Club 
  • Modern Culture & Media
  • History: May 2 from 12:00 - 1:30 pm, History Department
  • Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical PhysicsChemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Physics