Family Weekend 2016

Family Weekend is a highlight of the fall semester, giving families the opportunity to experience the hustle and bustle of the Brown campus at the height of the academic term.  From lectures to student performances to athletic events, the campus is bursting with activity at this time of year.

Through open houses, planned gatherings and special events, Family Weekend seeks to give students and their families a small taste of what Brown offers.  Events are geared toward Brown undergraduates as well as current students of Alpert Medical School.

The 2016 Family Weekend will take place October 21-23, 2016.

Online registration for Family Weekend is now closed. Please visit us at the welcome center at the Leung Gallery inside of the campus center to check-in or register on-site. 

2016 Overview of Family Weekend Activities
Below is a list of highlighted Family Weekend events. Please note that all events and times listed below are tentative and subject to change. Please visit our schedule page for a complete listing of events.  

Friday, October 21

Noon - 6:00 PM

6:00 PM

7:00 - 8:00 PM

Family Weekend Welcome Center

Presidents' Welcome
President Christina Paxson & UCS President Viet Ngyuen '17

Musical Performance by John Pizzarelli P'20 & Jessica Molaskey P'20

Saturday, October 22

8:00 - 9:00 AM

8:30 - 6:00 PM

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

Continental Breakfast

Family Weekend Welcome Center

Educating your Student at Brown

Life and Learning Outside the Classroom

Academic Fora - Session 1

Cornell @ Brown Football Game (Promo Code: BROWNFAM16)
For a complete listing of all games, visit the Athletics Family Weekend Page.

Understanding Commencement

Academic Fora - Session 2

Sunday, October 23

Morning &

While most Family Weekend events finish on
Saturday evening, there will be a few events hosted
by various groups on Sunday that families may
choose to enjoy.  Please visit our schedule page for more details. 

Share your memories throughout the weekend with #BrownFamilyWeekend.

For more information regarding local accommodations, please visit Brown's Travel Portal

Please Note: All or portions of Brown University events and their participants may be captured by photography or video and used for news or Brown promotional purposes.

To request disability related access or accommodations for any events, please contact or call 401-863-9588 with as much notice as possible.  After 5 pm on Friday, please call DPS with any concerns about access: 401-863-3322.

Future Family Weekend Dates

  • October 13-15, 2017