Commencement and Reunion Weekend 2022

Thursday, May 26 - Sunday, May 29

Welcome back to Brown!

The events included in this schedule are of particular interest to the students, alumni and guests of the School of Professional Studies (SPS). There are hundreds of events that occur throughout the weekend. For more comprehensive, University-wide information, please see the Commencement and also the undergraduate Reunion pages for details.

Please familiarize yourself with Brown’s health and safety protocols as they apply to visitors and guests for Commencement and Reunion Weekend 2022 by visiting Commencement and Reunion Visitors & Guests.

All or portions of Brown University events and their participants may be captured by photography or video and used for news or Brown promotional purposes.

Schedule of Events

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the School of Professional Studies and Brown University, I am very pleased to welcome graduating students, alumni, family, and friends to Providence for Brown's Commencement and Reunion Weekend 2022. ​ Together, we will celebrate the Class of 2022 graduates from the IE Brown Executive MBA, Master of Science in Technology Leadership, and Master of Science in Healthcare Leadership in addition to ceremonies and celebrations planned for the Class of 2020 IE Brown Executive MBA, Executive Master in Cybersecurity, Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership, and Executive Master in Science and Technology Leadership programs. Brown’s Commencement and Reunion Weekend offers opportunities to learn, explore our campus, enjoy events, and meet wonderful people from around the world. 

Congratulations to our graduates and thanks to the families that supported their achievements. Enjoy!

Leah VanWey Dean, School of Professional Studies | Professor of Environment and Society and Sociology
Leah VanWey

Helpful Commencement Information

Celebrations this weekend are organized by the University for the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2022. Following is explicit instruction on SPS class-specific events as well as other activities for alumni and segments of the greater SPS community. Read event entries carefully for information about the intended audience. For additional information about public events open to all, check the University's Commencement and Reunion resources.

Graduate degree alumni attending over the weekend are not required to “register” through the Reunion Registration site, nor are items such as on-campus housing (dorms) available to graduate alumni.  However, some all-constituency events, such as Campus Dance, require a purchased ticket that can be obtained in advance (see Friday, 9:00 pm entry below) via the Reunion site.

View the full event schedule.

To ease your travel to Brown, the University has made additional parking spaces available on campus as detailed on the Commencement and Reunion web pages. Please check this resource for the most up-to-date information.

You may leave your car in any of the University lots at any time from Friday at 5:00 pm through the weekend. The largest lot on campus is the Power Street lot (both lower and upper levels) at the corner of Power and Thayer streets. The top-level entrance is on Power Street; the bottom-level entrance is on the corner of Williams and Brook streets. Additional parking is available at The Wheeler School.

For more parking information, please click the link below.

Where can I get more information throughout the weekend?

Learn more at our FAQ page. Before the weekend, you can contact the Program Operations team at, or, for general information and event schedules during the weekend, download the BrownU mobile app. Find the app in the app store on your mobile device.

Commencement & Program Hashtags

Please use the hashtags below when posting photos or sharing memories of the weekend!

#BrownReunion #BrownU #CampusDance

#BrownSPS #BrownMHL #BrownMTL #IEBrownEMBA #BrownEMCS