Return to College Hill for Brown Reunion Weekend 2024: May 24-26, 2024. Join Brown alumni from across generations for this weekend of celebration and connection.


*For assistance with your Brown Account, contact the Alumni Help Desk at, or +1 (401) 863-9662. (See hours of availability.)

Important Registration Dates

before April 30 

Early registration discount

May 1 through 20 

Regular pricing

May 20 

Online registration closes at 5 p.m. 

On-site registration is available when you arrive on campus at an additional surcharge. Class meal tickets are limited and cannot be guaranteed.


The housing reservation portal is closed Please note that there will be no cancellations or refunds after Friday, May 10, 2024. See "Additional Information" below for more details.

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Additional Information 

  • Office of Residential Life hours during Reunion Weekend, as well as detailed key pick-up information, will be shared closer to Reunion Weekend. All updates will be posted to the Residential Life website.
  • Keys may be picked up when you check in on campus.
  • Have a question? Housing questions should be directed to the Office of Residential Life at

Take a look at Brown’s list of partner hotels in Providence for a variety of options ranging from functional to luxurious. Don’t wait to make your reservations—rooms in the area will book up quickly but many have lenient cancellation policies.

Weekend Schedule

Reunion Weekend has no shortage of events and activities. Choose the experiences that will recharge your spirit and your mind. Check back in the coming weeks as more events and activities are added to the line-up.

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8:30 a.m. – midnight

Maddock Alumni Center Open

Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown Street (corner of George)

Alumni are invited to visit the official alumni hospitality center for Reunion Weekend. Reunion student staff are available throughout the weekend to offer assistance with event locations, provide directions around campus and in Providence, and answer any questions you may have concerning Reunion Weekend.

noon, Friday – 5 p.m., Sunday

Alumni Moments in Memoriam

Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown Street (garden is located on George Street)

Throughout the weekend, alumni and friends are welcome to light a memorial candle to honor those who are no longer with us. Stop by anytime during the weekend at the Alumni Memorial Garden located next to Maddock Alumni Center on George Street. 

This year, due to the passing of an esteemed member of the Brown community, who served as the past president of the Brown Alumni Association and current member of the Corporation, we are holding a special ceremony to honor Galen Henderson MD’93. This brief ceremony will take place on Friday, May 24, at 5 p.m. at the Alumni Memorial Garden located next to Maddock Alumni Center (rain or shine).

noon – 9 p.m.

Reunion Check-In Open

Wriston Quadrangle

Start your Reunion by officially checking in! New this year: All Reunion classes will check in under the tent on Wriston Quad. Receive all your purchased event tickets, along with your name tag and class button. Step into the Reunion Shop to browse a wide array of Reunion keepsakes and mementos.

1 – 3 p.m.

Institute at Brown for Environment & Society (IBES) 10th Anniversary Celebration

South Walkway Tent, 135 Angell Street (outside the Urban Environmental Lab)

Join the growing community at theInstitute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES) to kick off Commencement Weekend and celebrate a decade of empowering people and driving solutions for a sustainable world. Gather with IBES students, alumni, families, faculty, and friends to explore the roots of environmental scholarship at Brown and learn how the extended IBES family is addressing the complex challenges of our time. Hear from Director Kim Cobb, mingle with friends old and new, share an anniversary cake, and raise a glass to the future of IBES. Registration is requested

1 p.m.

Jumu’ah Prayer

Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center, Kasper Multipurpose Room

4 – 6 p.m.

School of Public Health Community Celebration

List Art Building Lawn (tented)

Brown School of Public Health alumni, students, families, faculty, and staff are invited to gather as a community to welcome public health alumni back to campus for Reunion and celebrate Commencement Weekend. A social reception will follow the speaking program.

4:30 – 6 p.m.

Engineering Alumni Reception

Engineering Research Center, Hazeltine Commons, 345 Brook Street

All engineering alumni and guests are invited to reconnect with the Brown engineering community at this cocktail reception.

5 – 6 p.m.

Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Alumni Cocktail Reception

The Agora, Stephen Robert '62 Hall

Join Director Edward S. Steinfeld to celebrate with fellow Watson Institute alumni during Commencement and Reunion Weekend.

5 – 7 p.m.

Brown EMS Alumni Open House

Brown EMS Station at the Wellness Center, 450 Brook Street

Brown EMS welcomes graduating seniors, alumni, friends, and families to drop by the station to celebrate this year's graduating class and welcome back alumni EMTs and first responders.

5 p.m.

Hillel Welcome Reception

Glenn and Darcy Weiner Center (Brown-RISD Hillel), 80 Brown Street

Enjoy a wine and cheese reception in honor of the Class of 2024 and all returning alumni. L’chaim! For more information, call +1 (401) 863-2805 or email

5 p.m.

Brown Parking Lots Open

Brown parking lots open for use by Reunion and Commencement guests throughout the weekend.

6:15 p.m.

Shabbat Evening Services

Glenn and Darcy Weiner Center (Brown-RISD Hillel), Meeting Room & Chapel, 80 Brown Street

Welcome Shabbat with song and prayer.

7 p.m.

Medical Reunion Opening Celebration

The Warren Alpert Medical School, The Herbert M. Kaplan Atrium

This reception includes remarks by President Christina H. Paxson and Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences and Senior Vice President for Health Affairs Mukesh K. Jain, M.D.

6 – 9 p.m.

WBRU Reunion Reception

WBRU, 88 Benevolent Street

Catch up with fellow alumni and mingle with current and former BRU staffers. Relax and enjoy an open bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres as you catch up with old friends and acquaintances. Learn more about the workshop’s progress, wander through the studios, and see how you can be involved with the future of WBRU!

7 – 10 p.m.

Brown Bears Reunion Social

Giancarlo (Engineering) Plaza Tent, 345 Brook Street

A reception with drinks, snacks, and music for all alumni student-athletes before Campus Dance.

Sponsored by the Brown University Sports Foundation (BUSF).

7:30 p.m.

Hillel Community Kiddush and Shabbat Dinner

Glenn and Darcy Weiner Center (Brown-RISD Hillel), Social Hall, 80 Brown Street

Celebrate with a delicious Shabbat meal. Advance registration is required. Pricing: $36/adults, $18/students and children. For more information, call +1 (401) 863-2805 or email

Unity Celebration outside tent with people milling about7:30 – 9 p.m.

Unity Celebration

Maddock Alumni Center Garden Tent, 38 Brown Street

Celebrate the diversity of Brown’s student and alumni community with Brown’s alumni affinity groups: Asian/Asian American Alumni Alliance, Brown University Latino Alumni Council, Inman Page Black Alumni Council, Native American Brown Alumni, the Brown Alumni Pride Association, and the Disability and Neurodivergence Alumni Collective. Enjoy a presentation of gifts to representatives from the graduating Class of 2024 and raise a glass to Brown’s alumni leaders and graduates in recognition of their accomplishments.

Co‐sponsored by Brown Alumni Association; the LGBTQ Center;  the Brown Center for Students of Color (formerly the Third World Center); and the Undocumented, First-Generation College and Low-Income Student (U-FLi) Center

9 p.m. – midnight

Brown Center for Students of Color (BCSC) Reception

Brown Center for Students of Color, Partridge Hall, 68 Brown Street

Take a break from Campus Dance and stop by the BCSC (formerly the Third World Center). Mingle with classmates and friends, enjoy music and refreshments, and celebrate the rich legacy of the center.

Co-sponsored by the BCSC and the Brown Alumni Association.

Campus Dance aerial9 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Campus Dance

The College Green and Ruth J. Simmons Quadrangle

One of Brown’s best-loved Reunion Weekend traditions, Campus Dance brings more than 11,000 people out to dance the night away under a sky lit with hundreds of paper lanterns. Tables for each Reunion class are reserved throughout the College Green and Simmons Quad (Lincoln Field), and there are five beverage areas throughout the Dance. Tickets not purchased in advance will go on sale beginning at 8:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association.

Note: To ensure the safety of our guests, no backpacks, glass bottles, or beverages are allowed into the Dance. Bags will be checked at the entrance, so please allow additional time for entry.


7 – 9:30 a.m.

Reunion and Commencement Weekend Breakfast

Sharpe Refectory

All are welcome! Get energized for the day with a hot breakfast buffet including pancakes, eggs, home fries, fruit, muffins, cereal, coffee, juice, and more. Tickets available at the door.

8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Reunion Check-In for All Classes

Wriston Quadrangle

Registration continues for late arrivals.

8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Maddock Alumni Center Open

Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown Street

Alumni information and hospitality center for Reunion Weekend.

9:30 a.m.

Shabbat Morning Services, Conservative and Orthodox

Glenn and Darcy Weiner Center (Brown-RISD Hillel), 80 Brown Street

10:30 a.m. – noon

Brown University Latino Alumni Council (BULAC) Family Breakfast

Maddock Alumni Center, Garden Tent, 38 Brown Street

Please join us for Brown University’s Latino Alumni Council (BULAC) Family Breakfast. We will come together in community to welcome our new Class of 2024 alumni and strengthen our connections with one another. Families and loved ones are welcome.

10:30 a.m.

Delt Foundation Memorial Service

Patriot's Court

All members of the Brown community are welcome to join the Delt Foundation in remembrance of the Brown alumni lost in the 9/11 attacks: Donald Greene ’71, Chuck Margiotta ’79, Dave Laychak ’83, Joanne Weil ’84, Ray Rocha ’95, and Paul Sloan ’97. We will also remember Dimitri Gavriel ’97, who was killed in action in Fallujah, Iraq. Gather at 10:15 a.m. at Wayland Arch and process to the memorial locust tree on Patriots Court.

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Brown Alumni Pride Association (BAPA) Brunch and Reception

Stonewall House, 22 Benevolent Street

This annual tradition brings graduating students and their families together with alumni, faculty, administrators, and staff. Please join us at Brown’s LGBTQ Center at Stonewall House to relax and enjoy with friends old and new, to congratulate degree recipients—both undergraduate and graduate—and learn more about BAPA.

11 a.m. – noon

Recovery Meeting

Alumnae Hall, Commons Room, 194 Meeting Street

Join students, alumni, faculty, and staff in recovery and their families/friends for a celebration of 2024 graduates, hosted by the Donovan Program for Recovery and Substance-Free Student Initiatives. We will have donuts and coffee and share our experience of being in the Brown community and in recovery. All pathways to recovery are welcome.

Brunos Block Party graphic imagenoon – 2:30 p.m.

Bruno's Block Party

surrounding areas near Brown Stadium

Craving some fun in the sun this Memorial Day weekend? Alumni in their 5th–35th Reunions and recent grads (Classes of 2020–2023) are invited to ring in the unofficial start of summer like true Rhode Islanders at this year’s new Ocean State–themed block party. Complete with food trucks, a 21+ beer garden, summertime tunes, and activities for the young and young-at-heart, this family-friendly celebration has a little something for everyone. Grab a Del’s lemonade—compliments of Bruno—as you head off to forge new friendships across the generations and reconnect with former classmates.

Learn more about Bruno's Block Party

noon – 2 p.m.

Kiddush Luncheon

Glenn and Darcy Weiner Center (Brown-RISD Hillel), Social Hall/Terrace, 80 Brown Street

Join us for a kosher catered lunch. Advanced registration is required. Pricing: $18/adult, $12/students and children. For more information, call +1 (401) 863-2805 or email

2:30 – 5 p.m.

Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Annual Meeting and Reception

85 Waterman Street, Room 130

The IPC Board of Governors invites you to attend its annual meeting and reception to hear about the activities underway to help deepen connections between Black alumni and the University. Graduating seniors and IPC members are encouraged to attend and learn about how they can become involved. IPC annual business meeting held from 3 – 4 p.m. with the reception from 4 – 5 p.m.

3 – 4 p.m.

Disability and Neurodivergence Alumni Collective (DNAC) Reception

Maddock Alumni Center, Garden Tent, 38 Brown Street

Please join the Disability and Neurodivergence Alumni Collective (DNAC) for our inaugural reception, celebrating graduating students who experience or identify with disability or neurodivergence. We will come together to welcome our new Class of 2024 alumni and enjoy light refreshments. Students, alumni, community members, and loved ones are welcome. We ask that attendees wear face masks at this reception in support of immunocompromised community members. (Masks will be provided upon entry if needed.)

4 – 5:30 p.m.

Catholic Community Open House

Brown-RISD Catholic Center, 51 Prospect Street (corner of Prospect & Olive streets)

Alumni, graduating seniors, and their families are invited to the Brown-RISD Catholic Center to see our new space and chat over coffee and pastries.

4 – 5:30 p.m.

Annual Asian / Asian American Alumni Alliance (A4) Commencement Celebration

Brook Street Lot, 470 Brook Street (between Bowen & Cushing streets)

A4 will recognize members of the Class of 2024 and their families with an afternoon of hospitality and entertainment. Stop by to visit, watch student group performances, enjoy light refreshments, and congratulate this year’s recipients of the annual A4 Community Contribution Award. Students, alumni, community members, and friends are welcome. This is a great opportunity to catch up with friends and help celebrate the accomplishments of Brown’s Asian and Asian American community!

4 – 6 p.m.

Brown Daily Herald Reunion

88 Benevolent Street

Catch up with old colleagues and reminisce about your days—and nights—at the paper. See The Herald's new office and hear about new initiatives at the paper! Refreshments will be served.

4 – 6 p.m.

Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship Commencement Reception & Startup Fair

Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, 1 Euclid Avenue (right across from the Brown Bookstore)

Join us at the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship to celebrate the Class of 2024. Enjoy our startup fair showcasing founders from Brown and RISD. This event is open to families, alumni, and friends. Don't miss this chance to connect and enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

4 – 6:30 p.m.

School of Professional Studies Welcome Reception

225 Dyer Street, 4th & 5th floor

Join the School of Professional Studies in celebrating past and present graduates and the communities that have supported them. Faculty, alumni, family, and friends are welcome. Drinks and hors-d’oeuvres will be served.

6:30 – 8 p.m.

Arts Alumni Reunion

Lindemann Performing Arts Center, Main Hall

The Brown Arts Institute invites reunioning alumni and graduating students in the arts to an open house reception in the new Lindemann Performing Arts Center.

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Natives at Brown Community Dinner

Nightingale-Brown House Lawn, 357 Benefit Street
(tent available at 6 p.m. for early arrivals)

Please join us for a community celebration in honor of our degree recipients from the Class of 2024. We wish to celebrate their achievements, families, and communities. Join alumni, faculty, and staff as we welcome this year’s graduates into the Native alumni community and commemorate their dedication and endeavors. RSVP required.

Co-sponsored by Native American Brown Alumni (NABA), the Brown Alumni Association, and the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative (NAISI).

6:30 p.m.

Third Meal

Glenn and Darcy Weiner Center (Brown-RISD Hillel), Social Hall/Terrace (weather permitting), 80 Brown Street

Enjoy the traditional third meal of Shabbat before sundown. Advanced registration is required. Pricing: $12/person. For more information, call +1 (401) 863-2805 or email

Person dancing at Unity Funk Nite9:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Unity Funk Nite

Brook Street Lot, 470 Brook Street (between Bowen & Cushing streets)*

Groove to the best music of the ’70s through today at this revival of an old Brown tradition with a multicultural twist, featuring Garfield Davidson ’00 ("DJ GARF DIGGA"). The IPC, A4, BULAC, NABA, and BAPA come together to celebrate diversity in the Brown community.

Alumni, seniors, and families are welcome to this evening of dancing, music, and fun. This is a 21+ event.

Co-sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association and the Brown Annual Fund.

*New location for 2024

7 – 9 a.m.

Pre-Commencement Procession Breakfast

Sharpe Refectory

All are welcome! Get energized for the day with a hot breakfast buffet. Choose from pancakes, eggs, home fries, fruit, muffins, cereal, coffee, juice, and lots more. Tickets available at the door.

8 a.m. – noon

Maddock Alumni Center Open

Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown Street (corner of George)

Alumni information and hospitality center for Reunion Weekend.

8 a.m.

Roman Catholic Mass

Manning Hall

View on campus from behind two new graduates wearing mortarboards and graduation gowns9 a.m.

Commencement Procession Forms

George Street

One of Brown’s oldest and greatest traditions, the Procession brings together the entire Brown community. Don’t miss the opportunity to march with your classmates! Each class has a special place in the Procession, which travels from Waterman and George streets—passing by University Hall—through the Van Wickle Gates, and down College Hill.

The Procession steps off promptly at 9:45 a.m. from Waterman Street, north of Faunce Arch. Alumni are asked to assemble at their assigned class locations on George Street by 9 a.m.

Class Events

Looking forward to reconnecting with former classmates from your graduating year? Reminisce about old memories and make new ones at this year’s class events. Get access to your class’ full weekend schedule when you register for Reunion.

Affinity Group Events


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Check out the RSVP list.

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Reunion Playlists

Your Reunion soundtrack.

Rewind to your time on campus with top hits from the year you graduated. Get in the Reunion groove with these nostalgic tunes, curated from Billboard’s Top 100.

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