Frequently Asked Questions

Weather and Weekend Attire

In Rhode Island, temperatures on Memorial Day weekend have been as highEvents like Field Day make Reunion fun for the whole family.Events like Field Day make Reunion fun for the whole family. as 90 degrees or as low as 50 and rain is always a possibility. We strongly advise you to bring an umbrella and suitable clothing for variable weather. Most events are casual. Campus Dance attire is a personal choice ranging from gowns and tuxedos to jeans and Bermuda shorts.

Local Accommodations

For those who like the convenience (and the nostalgia) of staying on campus, rooms are available in Machado House on Prospect Street. For specific information regarding pricing, deadlines, and to request a reservation, please visit the Office of Residential Life. Please specify that you are requesting to stay in Machado House as part of the Medical School group.

For your convenience, a block of rooms is available on a first-come, first-served basis:

Providence Biltmore
11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI 02903
$319/night (Junior Suite King)
May 22-24, 2015 (minimum stay of 2 nights required)
Reservations must be received by April 22, 2014.

To make a reservation by phone, call 401-421-0700 and ask for the “Brown University Medical Reunion” room block to receive the group rate.

To make an online reservation, go to www.curiocollection.com. Use the drop down screen to "Select a Location" and choose the Providence Biltmore, and then select your arrival and departure dates. Click on "Add a Special Rate Code +," and type in BUMED under Group Code. Click on the BOOK button, and the group rate will appear.

For hotel information you may also contact the Rhode Island Department of Tourism at 800 556-2484 or the Providence/Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800 233-1636.


On campus: You may leave your car in any of the University lots throughout campus. The two lots with the most spaces available are: the Erickson Complex, corner of Hope and Lloyd streets, and the Power Street lot (both lower and upper levels) at the corner of Power and Thayer streets.

At Alpert Medical School (222 Richmond Street): Metered spaces are available on several streets near the Medical School building, including Richmond St., Elm St., and Chestnut St. Please adhere to posted signs regarding allowable hours and parking limitations, and note that meters only accept quarters. Parking is available at the garage adjacent to the Medical School building on Friday, May 22, for a fee. After 5 p.m. on Friday, May 22 and throughout the weekend, lot 30 (on the corner of Elm and Richmond streets) and lot 81 (corner of Ship and Richmond streets) will be open and available to all Reunion attendees.

Shuttle Service to Alpert Medical School

Shuttle service will be provided to and from the Van Wickle Gates and 222 Richmond Street. The schedule will be posted in March 2015.

Any Volunteers?

We need input and support for 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, and 40th Reunion Class events. If you are interested in planning additional reunion events and/or helping out with what is already in the works, let us know! Contact us at: med_alum@brown.edu or 401 863-3231.