Classes ending in 3 and 8 and recent grads are welcome back to campus May 26-28, 2023.

Together Again: Reunion Weekend 2023

We are looking forward to seeing you on campus for Reunion Weekend 2023! Registration opens in late April.

Mark your calendar

Save the date for May 26-28, 2023

Don't want to miss the weekend? Add it to your calendar.

"It's like coming home."


No matter how long it's been, Brown is always ready to welcome you back. Return for the old memories, yes, but especially for the new ones.

Weekend schedule

See what's in store! And check back for updates in the coming weeks as details are settled. Class schedules coming soon.

Maddock Alumni Center8:30 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 – 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 p.m.

Jumu’ah Prayer

Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center, Kasper Multipurpose Room

4:30 – 6 p.m.

Engineering Alumni Reception

Engineering Research Center, Hazeltine Commons

All engineering alumni and guests are invited to reconnect with the Brown engineering community over wine and cheese.

5 – 6 p.m.

Watson Institute's Alumni Cocktail Reception

The Agora — Stephen Robert '62 Hall

Join Director Edward S. Steinfeld to celebrate Watson Institute alumni during the 2022-23 Reunion and Commencement weekend.

5 – 7 p.m.

BEMS Alumni Open House

Brown EMS Station at the Wellness Center

Brown EMS graduating seniors, alumni, and their families are invited to drop by the station and visit with some of our current EMS team. We would love to show you around and share updates about our operations.

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 2023 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.

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Department of Computer Science 44th Anniversary Reunion

Watson Center for Information Technology (CIT), 115 Waterman Street (3rd, 4th, and 5th floors)

Come celebrate with Computer Science alumni, faculty, students, and friends! Directions to the Center for Information Technology are on our website, and please contact or +1 (401) 863-7600 for more information.

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 – 9 p.m.

Chemistry Alumni Reception

MacMillan lobby (outside of MM115)

The Department of Chemistry warmly welcomes all alumni and friends of the department to join us for an Alumni Reception.

7 – 10 p.m.

Brown Bears Reunion Social

Giancarlo Plaza

Reception with drinks and snacks for all alumni varsity student-athletes before Campus Dance.

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. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for Shabbat meals ($36/adults, $18/students and children): For more information, call +1 (401) 863-2805 or email

Unity Celebration outside tent with people milling about8 – 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, and Brown Alumni Pride Association. Enjoy a presentation of gifts to representatives from the graduating Class of 2023. Raise a glass to Brown’s alumni leaders and graduates in recognition of their accomplishments.

Co-sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association, the LGBTQ Center, and the Brown Center for Students of Color (formerly the Third World 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). There are five beverage areas throughout the Dance; beverage tokens can be purchased in the lobby of Salomon Hall or behind Friedman Hall (formerly Wilson Hall). Tickets to the Dance 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. – midnight

Maddock Alumni Center Open

Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown Street

Alumni information and hospitality center for Reunion Weekend.

8:30 a.m.

All-Class Memorial Service

Sayles Hall

Join fellow alumni for this meaningful ceremony officiated by University Chaplain Janet Cooper Nelson and featuring instrumental music selections from University Organist Mark Steinbach, plus hear select readings by alumni leaders.

9 a.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.

10 a.m.

Shabbat Morning Services, Conservative and Orthodox

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

10:30 a.m.

Delt Foundation Memorial Service

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. – 1 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 in the brand new location of 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

This is an all-recovery meeting for students, alumni, faculty, staff, and families who are in recovery from substance use or who have family or friends who use substances. All are welcome.

11:45 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Mellon Mays Commencement & Reunion Celebration

1 Bannister Street

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program Commencement and Reunion celebration for graduating seniors and their faculty mentors, returning Mellon alumni, and invited guests.

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

Bruno's Block Party

Brown Stadium and surrounding areas

Craving some fun in the sun this Memorial Day weekend? Alumni in their 5th–35th Reunions and recent grads (Classes of 2019–2022) 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, 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.

12:30 – 2 p.m.

Kiddush Luncheon

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

Join us for a kosher catered lunch. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for Shabbat Meals ($18/adult, $12/students and children):

3:30 – 6 p.m.

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

Smith-Buonanno Hall, Lobby and Room 106, 95 Cushing Street

The IPC Board of Governors invites you to attend its annual meeting and to hear about its activities and any proposed amendments to the constitution or by-laws that may be submitted for IPC member voting. Seniors and IPC members are encouraged to attend and learn about how they can become involved. Join members for refreshments at a post-meeting reception!

4 – 6 p.m.

BOLT Student-Alumni Reception

Location TBA

Past Brown Outdoor Leadership Training (BOLT) leaders, participants, and families are invited to BOLT’s Reunion gathering. Meet old and new BOLT friends and learn what has been happening since you graduated. Refreshments provided.

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.

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

Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center, Kasper Multipurpose Room, 75 Waterman Street

A4 will recognize members of the Class of 2023 and their families with an afternoon of hospitality and entertainment. Stop by to visit, watch student group performances, and enjoy light refreshments. 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 diverse community!

4 – 6 p.m.

Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship Commencement Reception & Startup Fair

Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, Liz Lange Lecture Hall & Davis Family Venture Lab Space, 1 Euclid Ave. (right across from the Brown Bookstore)

The Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship supports entrepreneurship as a central part of the Brown experience. Family, alumni, entrepreneurship-certificate students, and friends are welcome as we celebrate the Class of 2023. Don't miss this opportunity to visit our Startup Fair featuring Brown and RISD students and alumni.

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

SPS Welcome Reception

225 Dyer Street, 5th & 4th floor

Join the School of Professional Studies in celebrating all of our 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.

5 – 6:30 p.m.

International Commencement and Reunion Reception

Rochambeau House

The International Advancement team welcomes graduating international students and their families, as well as returning international alumni to a garden reception with light refreshments.

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Natives at Brown Community Dinner

John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, 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 2023. 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.

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. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for Shabbat Meals ($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

Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center, Kasper Multipurpose Room, 75 Waterman Street

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.

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

9View on campus from behind two new graduates wearing mortarboards and graduation gowns:30 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 9:30 a.m.

Get ready

Start making those travel plans.

Most airlines and travel services offer discounts when booked well in advance. Visit the Providence/Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau or Brown’s Visitor Accommodations page for lists of Providence-area hotels.

Update your alumni profile.

Registration for Reunion opens in the spring. In the meantime, update your alumni profile to make sure you get email updates, and so that registration is a breeze.

Re-connect with classmates.

See who's planning on joining in the revelry this year! Connect with your class on Facebook—or find other ways to be in touch—on the classes contact page.


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