We hope the parents of our students will come to love Brown's exceptional approach to learning, time-honored traditions, and strong sense of community as much as their students do.
Parents and family members are important members of the Brown community. We want you to feel connected to Brown, to understand why your student chose and values Brown, and to know what goes on during the school year. You can learn more about Brown by reading our news online, attending special events on campus, joining Brown chapters in your area, and serving as our best ambassadors for the value of a Brown education. Throughout the year, you will receive the Brown Alumni Magazine and online news.
Parents of newly-admitted student are invited to A Day on College Hill, a two-day event on campus in April. Parents are also encouraged to attend local events for admitted students and "send off" events prior to the beginning of the school year.
Family Weekend, a three-day event in October, offers families another opportunity to sample Brown's academic and extracurricular offerings.
Brown Club & Alumni Events
Brown's Alumni Association has chapters in every large urban area in the U.S. and in many locations abroad. Most groups welcome Brown parents' participation in their local activities. You can view upcoming events in your area at http://alumni.brown.edu/calendar.
Events on Campus
The University Events Calendar provides information about all events on campus. View upcoming events or subscribe to "Featured Events at Brown" to receive emails about major lectures and events open to the public.
Parents as Ambassadors
As you learn more about Brown, you will be able to help prospective students and their families learn about the University and decide whether to apply or attend. People you or your student knows may see you as an important resources for their questions about Brown.
Brown parents can also open doors and expand our network by creating apprenticeships, internships, and other opportunities for employing Brown students. Depending on your areas of expertise, you may be invited to join a committee, provide career counseling, suggest campus speakers, or host regional events.
Philanthropic support is essential to our University ‘s excellence. The Parents Annual Fund is one of the most successful in the Ivy League, and donors to the Parents Annual Fund provide gifts that are put to work immediately to sustain Brown’s academic excellence and ensure that all students have access to an outstanding education.