As 2,693 undergraduate, graduate and medical students launched their Brown academic careers, President Christina Paxson and Provost Richard Locke implored them to embrace the University's values and leverage opportunities to create positive social change.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — To a soundtrack of bells tolling and bagpipes playing, Brown University’s 2,693 newest undergraduate, graduate and medical students processed through the Van Wickle Gates and along a path lined with cheering families and applauding faculty and staff on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

After a short march across the Quiet Green, the students — who arrived in Providence from all corners of the globe and representing nearly every socioeconomic group, political persuasion, religious affiliation and cultural background — gathered on the College Green for the University’s 255th Opening Convocation, launching their Brown academic careers and formally opening the 2018-19 academic year. Read More...