Brown University’s Commencement is one of the most colorful and enjoyable academic pageants in the country. Alumni and families are welcome to march in the Commencement procession (academic regalia is not required). The Medical School’s Commencement Procession will begin to form in front of Faunce House on Waterman Street (extending back to Thayer Street) on Sunday, May 29, promptly at 9:30 a.m., and will step off at approximately 9:45 a.m.
Once the procession reaches the church, alumni are welcome to attend the Commencement Ceremony, or may enjoy coffee, refreshments and the company of friends at the Hope Club (6 Benevolent Street).
For alumni who have been invited to serve as marshals, it is customary to wear academic regalia—a gown, tam, and hood representative of his or her degree. There is also an option to wear a traditional cutaway with high silk hat and plain white shirt.
Quirk Academic Sales & Apparel
Academic regalia and the traditional cutaway suit are both available through Quirk. Rentals may be picked up at Medical Reunion Registration at the Hope Club, 6 Benevolent Street: Friday, May 27, noon - 9 p.m. or Saturday, May 28, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Attire must be returned to the Hope Club by 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 29.
To place an order, please print and complete the appropriate form (attached below), and mail, fax, or email to:
Caitlin Krouse, Manager Alumni and Parent Programs
Providence, RI 02912
Please place your order by May 13, to avoid a late order fee of $25.