Baccalaureate Storm Plan
In the event of the threat of inclement weather on Saturday, the Baccalaureate storm plan will be enacted by 8:00 AM. The decision to move to the storm plan will be communicated via the Brown homepage, the Commencement website and the Guidebook app. A message will be recorded on (401) 863-3100, and a text will be sent to all graduating students.
If the Baccalaureate storm plan is enacted, the procession on Saturday will be cancelled, but the ceremony will still take place beginning at 2:30 PM as scheduled. Seniors should report directly to the First Baptist Church between 1:30 and 2 PM. Waterman Street will be closed to traffic between the College Green and the Meeting House until 4 PM so that students may walk to and from the church.
Families and guests may view a simulcast of the service in Olney-Margolies Athletic Center (OMAC) (located at 235 Hope Street) or in Salomon Center for Teaching or Sayles Hall on the Main Green. Hope Street will be closed to vehicular traffic at the athletic complex to accommodate pedestrian traffic into Meehan. Families are strongly encouraged to watch from OMAC as there is ample seating available in this facility. The doors for all simulcast locations will open at 1:30 PM.
The Baccalaureate Service will also be live streamed on the web at http://www.brown.edu/web/livestream/ which can be accessed from most mobile devices.
Commencement Storm Plan
In the event of severe weather conditions on Sunday, the Commencement storm plan will be enacted by 6:00 a.m. The decision to move to the storm plan will be communicated via the Brown University home page, the Commencement website, the Guidebook app, a message will be recorded on (401) 863-3100, and a text will be sent to all graduating students.
If the Commencement storm plan is enacted, the procession will be cancelled. Should graduating students want to pass through the Van Wickle Gates, they will remain open until 6:00 p.m. on Monday. The College and University ceremonies will be combined, moved indoors, and begin at noon.
Undergraduates should report directly to the Pizzitola Sports Center between 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. Family and guests of seniors may view a simulcast of the ceremony in Olney-Margolies Athletic Center (OMAC), Salomon Center for Teaching, or Sayles Hall. Doors will open at 11:00 a.m. and seating will be limited in all locations. The ceremony will also be live streamed at www.brown.edu/web/livestream/, which can be accessed from most mobile devices, on the Guidebook app or Brown website. Diploma ceremonies will be held in the assigned locations following the University ceremony.
PhD recipients should report directly to Meehan Auditorium by 9:15 a.m., to line up for the procession to the Graduate School’s Doctoral Convocation on Pembroke Field. Guests of doctoral students should go to the tent on Pembroke Field for the 10:30 a.m. ceremony. Master’s and Executive Master’s recipients should report directly to Meehan Auditorium by 9:15 a.m. to line up for the procession to the Graduate School’s Master’s Convocation in Meehan. Guest of these students should go directly to Meehan Auditorium to be seated for the 10:30am ceremony.
Both ceremonies will be live streamed at www.brown.edu/web/livestream/ which can be accessed from most mobile devices on the Guidebook app or Brown website.
Medical School degree recipients should report directly to the Parish House behind the First Unitarian Church by 9:00 a.m. for the class photo. The procession will begin lining up at 9:30 a.m. in the Parish House. Guests of medical students should go to the First Unitarian Church for the 10:15 a.m. ceremony. Doors will open for guests at 9:30 a.m.