Campus Dance

The social event of the year.

UPDATE: Reunion & Commencement Weekend 2021 will, assuming public health conditions allow events of that size to safely take place, be held from April 30 to May 2, 2021, following the end of the spring term. Our festivities have moved from Memorial Day weekend because of the temporary shift to a three-term academic calendar, which will make it necessary for seniors to depart campus in early May to accommodate summer-session students.

On this historic weekend, we will bring back both the Reunion 2020 classes (those ending in 0’s and 5’s) and the Reunion 2021 classes (those ending in 1’s and 6’s) for a once-in-a-lifetime double Reunion & Commencement Weekend where we will cheer on graduates of the Classes of 2020 and 2021. The weekend will feature special events for reunion classes, a traditional Commencement celebration for the Class of 2021, and a uniquely Brown Commencement celebration for the Class of 2020. Further information will be available soon on Brown’s Commencement website.

Our plans for 2020–21, including Reunion & Commencement Weekend, are based on the best current available data and public health recommendations. However, there is still great uncertainty about how the pandemic will evolve, and our community should be prepared for further changes or adjustments to the calendar.

Learn more about plans for the coming year in this July 7 message to the Brown alumni community.

Who isn't in love with Brown the night of Campus Dance?

Paper lanterns light the skies; you can float between College Green and Simmons Quad; you can swing or Macarena or get down; you can go black tie or in tie-dyed—all that matters is that you're with friends. And then, before the evening ends, there you are at the steps of Sayles Hall, with graduating seniors, alumni returning for Reunion Weekend, families of your fellow Brunonians, and favorite professors, watching the Senior Sing.

Campus Dance Time Lapse


Go behind the scenes in this video clip to see how the College Green is magically transformed into open-air ballroom at Brown's annual Campus Dance.