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.

Registration for families will open on Friday, September 9, 2016. Please check back on this date to register your family. 

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 check back in the Fall for a complete schedule. 

Friday, October 21

Noon - 6:00 PM

6:00 PM

Family Weekend Welcome Center

Presidents' Welcome

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


2:00 PM

3:00 PM

Continental Breakfast

Family Weekend Welcome Center

Educating your Student at Brown

Straight from the Source

Academic Fora - Session 1

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

Academic Fora - Session 2

Understanding Commencement

Sunday, October 23

Morning &
Afternoon 

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.  More information on these events
can be found in our Family Weekend brochure (available
in October). 

Date & Time TBD Keynote Address

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 SEAS@brown.edu 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