The Dalai Lama. Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Actor-singer Daveed Diggs. Prime Minister David Cameron. Oscar-winner Viola Davis. Gov. Jeb Bush. These are a handful among the countless guests, speakers and performers to visit the Brown campus in the last few years alone.

In any given week, Brown hosts an astounding variety of events, largely organized and run by academic departments and students. Guests come to campus and offer distinctive views informed by their experiences, expertise and scholarship.

Upcoming Featured Events

Major University Events

Opening Convocation

Every fall, new students process through the Van Wickle Gates and gather on the College Green to officially launch their Brown academic careers.

Family Weekend

Family Weekend provides students, parents and others the ideal autumnal setting for a reunion and exploration of Brown.

Commencement

From Campus Dance to the Baccalaureate to the procession of new graduates, Commencement at Brown is a time of ceremony, pageantry and rejoicing, much of it representing traditions that are centuries old.

Reunion Weekend

Featuring performances, receptions, forums, exhibits, Campus Dance and more, Reunion brings thousands of Brown alumni and families back to College Hill to reconnect.

Calendars

Resources for Events at Brown

Brown's Office of University Event and Conference Services works with students, faculty, staff and external partners to produce successful events across campus.