17 snapshots of spring at Brown

In an era when everyone is a photographer, these stunning photos taken by members of Brown's campus community offer some new perspectives of Spring 2017 on College Hill.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Ahh, Instagram... the ubiquitous photo sharing platform means that more people than ever are capturing stunning snapshots of the Brown campus and sharing them with the world. As the calendar turns to the summer months, we took a look back toward spring. From campus scenery in full bloom, to quintessential sights around Providence, to the myriad events taking place at Brown, here are 17 distinctive perspectives of College Hill in Spring 2017. Want to make the cut for future seasons? Add your photos, videos and stories with #BrownUniversity or tag your location "Brown University" on Instagram.

1. In bloom

Tulips blossom outside of Brown's Department of Economics, housed in historic Robinson Hall.


#Spring #BrownUniversity

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2. A global affair

The Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI) convenes at the Watson Institute for two weeks of lectures, seminars and workshops.


3. All the way across the sky!

A full double rainbow chases a spring shower over College Hill. 


#rainbow over #brownuniversity and #risd in #pvd

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4. In the stacks

Covering an infinite wealth of subjects, the materials and services of the Brown University Libraries are an indispensible campus resource.



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5. May peeks in

The Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts is a 38,815 square-foot, three-story, interdisciplinary arts center in the heart of campus.


#ivyleague #brownuniversity #hashtag #hashbrown #hashbrownuniversity

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6. Happy to be back

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, a member of the Class of 1967, returns to Brown to speak at the 125 Years of Women at Brown Conference.


7. Purple rain

Streets painted with petals instead of snow and rain are a welcome sight after a long New England winter.



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8. Welcome to Brown, Trevor!

"The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah talks with Professor Tricia Rose in a discussion drawing from his recent book, "Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood."


When two people you like very much let you in on their conversation #fangirlingsohard

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9. Just hangin' around...

The Brown Aerial Arts Society practices their latest routine in Alumnae Hall on the Pembroke campus.


#brownaerialarts #brownuniversity #officialmrwiseeyes #acrobatics #acrobatic #acrobaticsshow #acrobaticshow

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10. Ultimate reality theater

Brown's immersive 3-D virtual-reality room, the YURT, displays over 100 million stereo pixels and consists of 69 full HD projectors.


The Yurt, Brown's immersive 3D virtual-reality room . Photo by @indhu_solayappan – add yours with #BrownUniversity

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11. Capital city

The view of Providence from Prospect Park, located just a few short blocks away from the Van Wickle Gates. 


A mystical night over PVD downtown from #prospectpark #brownu #BrownUniversity #providence

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12. King on campus

Students and community members gather for a public reading of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech, "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence."


13. Soak it all in

An early morning stroll under the canopy of the College Green. 


#brown #brownuniversity #oncampus in the #rain #providence #rhodeisland

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14. Erykah Badu shines

Erykah Badu performs at Spring Weekend 2017 along with Princess Nokia, Empress Of, Young Thug, Cherry Glazerr, What Cheer? Brigade and AlunaGeorge. 


@erykahbadu #erykahbadu #springweekend2017 #brownuniversity

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15. Riding in style

Brown has bicycle racks all over campus, a student group called [email protected] and is working with various civic groups to help promote cycling in the city.


16. Caught on Thayer

A breath of fresh air on Thayer Street after a cold winter and rainy spring.


Sunshine after the rain #streetphotography #rainyday #blossom #brownuniversity #spring #2017

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17. Head over heels

A breakdance performance outside of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center kicks off the carnival at Spring Weekend 2017.


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