Date December 22, 2017
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The fall semester in photos — 27 snapshots at Brown

Another bustling fall semester is captured by the Brown campus community on Instagram.

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Was Instagram created specifically for Brown's fall semester? As leaves on the Main Green fell and students make their way to and then from College Hill, it certainly seemed that way. From autumnal strolls through Pembroke, breathtaking sunsets over Wriston Quad and a seemingly endless supply of freshly fallen leaves on the Quiet Green — plus more events, forums, residencies, concerts and performances than you can count — here's a look at just 27 of more than 60,000 photos added to #BrownUniversity on Instagram. Want to make the cut for next season? Add your photos, videos, stories and perspective with #BrownUniversity or tag your location "Brown University" on Instagram.

1. Crunch time

Fall has arrived on College Hill — you can smell it in the air and feel it under your toes!


december is this friday

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2. Autumn light

One benefit of a shorter day is seeing Sayles Hall aglow on the way back from class. 


3. Pembroke stroll

Freshly fallen leaves paint Pembroke campus with their colors. 


in just 16 stress-packed months this girl will have a masters

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4. Providence sunset

Early fall sunsets cast Providence in a brilliant and moody tone. 


5. Pop of red

Old sights always look anew during the changing of the seasons. 


Friday 11-24-17 #happyfriday #brownuniversity

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6. Compelling conversations

The fourth annual Race in the Media forum kicked off with keynote speaker Donte Stallworth and moderator Jay Harris. Topics included the NFL stance on the national anthem and the White House's treatment of the media.


7. Engineering Research Center

With high-tech spaces for 15 faculty research groups and more than 100 research associates and graduate students, the Engineering Research Center is designed to encourage the kind of interdisciplinary research for which Brown is known.


8. BSU's BBQ

The Black Student Union at Brown University hosted the annual Welcome B(l)ack BBQ.


Some highlights from the Welcome B(l)ack BBQ shoutout to @treythomas11

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9. Senior Dance Concert

Brown University Theatre’s 2017-18 performance season kicked off with an unbroken record of producing theatre at Brown for over 100 years.


10. Golden hour

Autumnal sunsets on campus create a backdrop of red brick with long, dark shadows.  



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11. Row, Bruno, row

Brisk early morning practices for Brown men's crew on the Seekonk River in Providence.


Men’s heavyweight practice

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12. Art at Watson

Art at Watson is an initiative of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, showcasing works by students, faculty and staff as well as artists from the broader community.


13. Now, with Attitude

Attitude Dance Company was founded in 2004 as a multi-style and entirely self-choreographed group, doing everything from hip-hop to lyrical, cultural to musical theater.


Ready to dance our way through the week Happy Monday!

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14. Hello, October!

Gaining a new perspective on the quad. 


Window Dressing

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15. Better World x Design

Better World by Design is a student-led initiative at Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design that celebrates interdisciplinary collaboration between designers, educators, innovators and learners. 


@ngoctdoan is in town!

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16. Welcome to South Street Landing

After years of private-public partnership to transform the long-vacant former South Street Power Station into a mixed-used development, Brown’s relocation of 400 staff members brings new vibrancy to its Jewelry District campus.


New, South Street Landing building #BrownUniversity

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17. Samuel Delany residency

Renowned writer Samuel Delany visited campus from Nov. 6 to 10, hosting a number of presentations and events on campus.


Samuel Delany.

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18. Carving out a space

Halloween pumpkins are a perfect addition to quintessential New England fall nights. 


19. Facetime with Facebook

Ty Ahmad-Taylor, VP of product marketing at Facebook, delivered the keynote address at this year's Presidential Scholars Symposium.


20. Looking up, falling down

Taking a break and admiring some of the beautiful fall foliage on campus. 


American Beauties

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21. Quiet Green moment

Finding a quiet place on Brown's bustling campus has its benefits. 


Starting anew with this beloved place #brownuniversity

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22. Shades of Brown

Shades of Brown, Brown University’s self-described "smoothest, most soulful co-ed a cappella group," presents its Family Weekend concert.


Shades of Brown in action st Brown Family Weekend 2017

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23. Grow

Old elms line Brown University's graduate student dorms.


24. Autumn days

Students enter and exit the Main Green through Faunce Arch near the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center. 



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25. Wriston Quad glow

A breathtaking sunset of Brown and Providence, setting Wriston Quadrangle aglow. 


#NoFilter Friday.

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26. Sayles moon

A full moon rising over Sayles Hall. 


Brown Univeristy in Providence, R.I. #nofilter

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27. Practice makes perfect

Alumne Hall provides a perfect backdrop for a mid-day rehearsal. 


Quiet moment in the studio #dancer

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