Readings and performances. Lectures and panels. Exhibitions, concerts and film screenings — luminaries from across the globe are featured in exceptional and extraordinary events.
The Dalai Lama. Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Actor-singer Daveed Diggs. Prime Minister David Cameron. Oscar-winner Viola Davis. Gov. Jeb Bush. These are a handful among the countless guests, speakers and performers to visit the Brown campus in the last few years alone.
In any given week, Brown hosts an astounding variety of events, largely organized and run by academic departments and students. Guests come to campus and offer distinctive views informed by their experiences, expertise and scholarship.
From Campus Dance to the Baccalaureate to the procession of new graduates, Commencement at Brown is a time of ceremony, pageantry and rejoicing, much of it representing traditions that are centuries old.