2013 Commencement and Reunion Events

Celebrating Fellowships: Royce, International Scholars Program, and Starr 

Friday, May 24, 6:30-8:30 pm. Machado House, 87 Prospect Street

Join us to raise a toast to 2013 graduates from the Royce Fellowship and the Brown International Scholars Program and reunite with former Royce, BISP, and Starr Fellows. Friends and family are encouraged to join the festivities, enjoy music and food, and view exhibitions of previous Royce projects.

Swearer Center and Alumni in Public Service Reunion and Commencement Celebration 

Friday, May 24, 8:00-10:00 pm. Machado House, 87 Prospect Street

Graduating seniors, family members, alumni working in public service, and friends of the Swearer Center are invited to gather to connect, reconnect, and celebrate the accomplishments of graduating seniors and alumni.  Music and food provided!

The Spirit of Public Service

Saturday, May 25, 11:30 am-12:30 pm. Walkway-North, between Angell & Olive Streets (tent in front of Granoff Center)

Community spirit and a deep commitment to social change have long exemplified Brown students and alumni.  Whether running a summer camp for elementary school students, coaching high school urban debate teams, or improving nutrition in rural India, our students engage in community work and scholarship that amplifies the value and meaning of their Brown education. Be inspired by students who have done amazing work locally and globally, and hear from former Swearer Center community program coordinator Kori Schulman '08, who went on to work on President Obama's 2008 Campaign and the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee and now serves as the Director of Online Engagement for the White House Office of Digital Strategy.  Students, family members, friends, and alumni are all encouraged to attend. This event will include presentations of the Barker and Tow Prizes. Light lunch will be served.  

Social Innovation at Brown

Saturday, May 25, 12:45-1:45 pm. Walkway-North, between Angell & Olive Streets (tent in front of Granoff Center)

Join us to recognize and celebrate graduating seniors engaged in social innovation at Brown. Diana Wells '88, President of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, will discuss Brown's unique social innovation culture and the powerful network of our alumni and students engaging in this work. Hear the stories of initiatives started by Brown students, make connections with students and alumni working in social impact ventures, and learn about ways in which the Social Innovation Initiative is promoting a culture of collaborative learning and community impact at Brown. Food provided!