Friday, May 24
Graduation Toast, hosted by the Graduate Student Council
7:00 - 9:00pm (guests are advised to arrive in time for the official toast at 7:30pm)
Graduate Student Lounge, 95 Thayer Street (location/directions)
Campus Dance, sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association.
9:00 pm - 1:00 am
The College Green
Saturday, May 25
Commencement Forum – Was Jesus Married? Early Christian Controversies over Marriage, Celibacy, and Salvation
Graduate School Horace Mann Medalist Forum
Karen L. King PhD ’84
Hollis Professor of Divinity, Harvard University
Metcalf Research Laboratory, Friedman Auditorium, Room 101
Graduate School Ceremony Rehearsal
All advanced-degree recipients are required to attend a walk-through of Commencement. Please check in at the registration table designated for your degree. This process helps us to organize the diplomas.
Graduate School & Annual Fund Reception for Graduating Students
Gathering for advanced-degree ’12 candidates. See invitation for details. Reception follows rehearsal.
Sunday, May 26
Commencement Procession Formation (eligible candidates only) – 8:45 am
Academic regalia is REQUIRED to participate in the Procession and the Graduate School Ceremony
Find your degree sign by 8:45 am in the Graduate School lineup area on Waterman St. between Brown and Thayer Streets. Please check in with the organizer for your degree. Students line up alphabetically by degree and process to the ceremony in this order.
Graduate School Ceremony (conferring of degrees)
University Ceremony – graduate students have a reserved section
The College Green
Storm Plan: The Commencement procession will be cancelled only in the event of severe storm conditions. If the storm plan is enacted, it will be announced on the Brown University home page, a message will be left at (401) 863-2474, and a text sent to students’ cell phones. Under the storm plan, PhD degree candidates report to the west-facing entrance of Barus and Holley (the eastern end of Manning Walk) and Master’s degree candidates report to the lobby of MacMillan Hall by 9:00 a.m. Guests of graduate students should go to the tent on Simmons Quad or to the simulcast areas of Metcalf Friedman Auditorium or to MacMillan Hall, Rooms 115 and 117. The ceremony may be viewed by webstreaming, as well. It is scheduled to begin at 10:15 am.
All times are approximate.