Family Weekend and Other Events

Parents and families are invited to enjoy a wide range of academic, social, cultural, and athletic activities during Alpert Medical School’s Family Weekend, October 24-26, 2014.

Local Accommodations

For your convenience, a block of rooms is available at the hotel below on a first-come, first-served basis:

The Wyndham Garden Providence
220 India Street, Providence, RI 02903
City View: $139/night
Harbor View: $159/night
Reservations must be received by October 1, 2014.
To make a reservation by phone, call 401-272-5577 and ask for the “Brown Medical Family Weekend” room block to receive the group rate. To make a reservation online, click here.

Future Family Weekend Dates

  • October 16-18, 2015
  • October 21-23, 2016
  • October 13-15, 2017

A highlight of Family Weekend is the Ceremony of Commitment to Medicine, which marks a student's transition from classroom to clinical study. The white coat ceremony is sponsored by the Brown Medical Alumni Association.

To order photographs from the 2013 white coat ceremony and reception, please visit the below websites:

For the MD’17 class photo and ceremony pictures, please visit and type whitecoats2013 in the “Enter Your Event ID Below” field.

For individual student coating pictures, please visit