As a reminder, student groups are not permitted to meet, practice, rehearse, or hold events over University break periods e.g. Spring Break, Summer, and Winter Break due to limited space and resources.

2017 Fall Orientation Activities Fair Sign Ups

This year the 2017 Fall Orientation Activities Fair will be held on Thursday, September 7th from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM on the Main Green, weather permitting, with a rain location of the Olney-Margolies Athletic Center (OMAC).

Event Registration Policy Updates

In order to ensure the safest most successful events the Student Activities Office has updated the criteria that requires event registration to include the following: 

  • All events or activities where the venue capacity is 100 or more;

Registration is done by completing an Event Registration Form (online in BearSync) and submitting it for review by the SAO prior to the following deadlines:

  • Events in venues with 100+ capacity must be registered at least 2 weeks prior

Party Manager Training

Party manager training is required annually. Complete Party Manager Training here!

Event Equipment Form

A new form has been created for students to request equipment for events from Facilities.

The new form should be filled out and e-mailed to the NEW SAO e-mail address: saoeventsupport@brown.edu.

As part of the Division of Campus Life and Student Services, the Student Activities Office leads campus efforts to support 400+ student groups. We co-coordinate undergraduate Orientation with the Dean of the College and support the Brown Outdoor Leadership Training (BOLT), Brown Student Agencies, and Liber Brunensis (Brown's Yearbook).

In addition, the office provides oversight and coordination for two facilities that serve the Brown community—the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center and T.F. Green Hall for Student Performing Arts.

BearSync is our student group portal. It includes a roster of our 400+ recognized student groups on campus and their profiles. To find out more click here.

Like the SAO's Facebook page for updates on registration, party training, and campus events.

Remember to review important policies as your group begins planning events.