Commencement and Reunion Weekend 2023

Thursday, May 25 - Sunday, May 28

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 2023 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 could not be more excited to welcome our graduating master’s students, family and friends to Providence for Brown’s 255th Commencement. I’ve been fortunate to take part in and witness this grand tradition as a doctoral student, faculty member and now dean. As we rejoice in the celebrations of the weekend, I want to remind our graduates to be present in the moment. You deserve to feel the gravity and joy of all you’ve accomplished.

Congratulations Class of 2023! I look forward to seeing your continued impact at work, in your communities and around the world.

Shankar Prasad Dean, School of Professional Studies | Vice President, Academic Innovation
Shankar Prasad

Helpful Commencement Information

To ease your travel to Brown, the University will make additional parking spaces available on campus. Please check the Commencement "Plan Your Visit" pages 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 will be available.

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