University Communications
Event Strategy and Management

Commencement Planning Resources

This page will host guidance and planning resources to support the University-wide effort to realize the vision of Brown’s 2023 Commencement Weekend.

Every year, the Event Strategy and Management Team partners with colleagues across campus to ensure the success of the many ceremonies, events and activities that celebrate the milestone of graduation for Brown’s students.

Brown’s Commencement is truly a unique day of festivities that combine centuries-old traditions with the joy of celebration of each new graduating class.

Commencement Ambassadors

The Event Strategy and Management team relies on the assistance of staff to make this fun and exciting event run smoothly.

More information about how you can support Commencement in 2023 will be available in the spring.

Commencement Weekend Events

If you are planning to hold an event over Commencement Weekend, it is important that we are aware for planning and scheduling purposes.

Please check back in the spring for more information on submitting Commencement events.

Departmental Ceremonies

Departmental ceremonies are held by each academic department following the University Commencement Ceremony. These smaller ceremonies held by academic departments provide a more intimate atmosphere for families and graduates.

Please check back in late fall for important information for the 2023 departmental ceremonies.