Date September 6, 2022
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Photos: From residence hall move-ins to Orientation activities, Brown celebrates Class of 2026

After a week of welcomes at Brown’s student dormitories and a wide range of events and programs to build connections among new students, the buzz on College Hill is back as the 2022-23 academic year gets underway.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — For new students at Brown, the week between residence hall move-ins and the start of Fall 2022 classes offered no shortage of ways to celebrate, acclimate and get a crash course on the University’s history, traditions and values.

On Wednesday, Aug. 31, teams of students, staff and faculty were on hand to greet Class of 2026 arrivals and family members and lend a hand as first-year students moved in to residence halls across College Hill. In the days since, New Student Orientation activities have ranged from First Readings seminars and workshops on the Open Curriculum to a First Year Festival, Neighborhood Block Party, and Brown Athletics pep rally and volleyball game.

While heavy rains and flooding caused some unexpected surprises on Monday, Sept. 6, and postponed Opening Convocation and the traditional procession through the Van Wickle Gates until Saturday, Sept. 10, skies were sunny and moods were bright for most of the weeklong welcome for Brown’s newest students.

Here are a few scenes from Orientation (above) and move-in (below) from Communications Photographer Nick Dentamaro.