Schedule of Events

2017 Schedule of Events

Registration for reunion Weekend will open in late March.  Get ready now and check out what we have planned so far.  New events will be added as the weekend gets closer so check back for new details.

Events requiring advanced  ticket purchase are marked with a $ symbol on the schedule below. Tickets will be available for pick-up at registration.

Friday, May 26

5 — 9 p.m.


Stop by for refreshments and to pick up your Reunion gift, event tickets, and a schedule of events. 

6:30 — 9 p.m.

Weekend Opening Celebration

Join the Medical School for this cornerstone event. We'll welcome Reunion classes, congratulate the MD Class of 2017 with a gift from the Brown Medical Alumni Association, and honor outstanding members of the Medical School community. Families welcome. $
Hope Club, 6 Benevolent Street

9 p.m. — 1 a.m.

Campus Dance

Put on your dancing shoes and head to the Main Green, where graduating seniors and their families, alumni of all ages, and Brown faculty and staff swing the night away under the stars. A giant dance floor, hundreds of lanterns, and the sounds of Duke Bellaire and his Orchestra make this a must-see Reunion tradition. $
Main Green

Saturday, May 27

9 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.


Registration continues until 1 p.m. Stop by for refreshments and pick up your reunion gift, event tickets, and a schedule of events. 

9 a.m.

The Ruth B. Sauber Distinguished Medical Alumni Lecture


10 - 11 a.m.

MD Alumni Coffee Break

11 a.m.

The Charles O. Cooke, MD, Distinguished Visiting Lectureship


Noon — 3 p.m.

Alumni Field Day

Reunion classes from the 5th through the 30th and the Alpert Medical School will enjoy catching up with friends under their class/school tents at what promises to be the best Field Day ever! All activities are complimentary.

For lunch, bring your own or buy tickets for the barbecue, which includes barbecued ribs, chicken, and a vegan option along with a variety of salads. Kid-friendly options will be available. Enjoy your barbecue with water or soda and a cash bar will be available offering sangria, beer and non-alcoholic beverages. Don’t miss the complimentary ice cream novelties. A limited number of individual-only barbecue tickets will be available for purchase at the Field Day gate. Field Day is held rain or shine. Neither pets nor outside beverages are allowed on the athletic fields. Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association. 

For more information, including ticket prices and a list of activities, visit the Alumni Field Day webpage. $
 Erickson Athletic Complex Field

3:30 p.m.

The Frank and Joan Rothman Lecture


6:30 p.m.

Registration Continues

The last chance to pick up any registration materials and your reunion gift.
Alpert Medical School, 222 Richmond Street Street

6:30 p.m.

Medical School Reunion Class Celebration

A celebration you don't want to miss!  This is a very special year as we celebrate our renuion classes and the five year anniversary of the Medical School building.  Join classmates and friends for live music, food and fun! For the first time ever the Alumni Art Exhibition will be on display and families are welcome!  $
Alpert Medical School, 222 Richmond Street Street

Sunday, May 28

9:30 a.m.

Commencement Procession and Ceremony

A walk down memory lane…literally! Memories of your own Commencement will not be far from your mind as you watch the MD Class of 2017 march to their ceremony at the First Unitarian Church. Better yet, join in! Alumni are welcome to march and attend the ceremony. The procession will step off promptly at 9:45 a.m. and we don’t want anyone to miss it!
Faunce House, Waterman Street

10:15 a.m.

Medical School Commencement Ceremony and Awarding of Degrees

The Medical School Ceremony will begin at approximately 10:15 a.m. and doors will open at 9:15 a.m. for general seating. Immediately following the Medical School ceremony, a post-graduation reception for Medical School faculty, graduates, and their families will be held at the Hope Club, across the street from the First Unitarian Church.
First Unitarian Church, Benefit and Benevolent Streets

10:15 a.m.

MD Alumni Coffee Break

For those who do not wish to attend the Ceremony, the Hope Club will be open for coffee and refreshments. Spend some time with your classmates, and reflect on a great Reunion weekend! Families are welcome.
Hope Club, 6 Benevolent Street