University Communications
Event Strategy and Management

Signature Events Portfolio

The Event Strategy and Management team leads the planning and execution of many high-impact events that are central to Brown's traditions and mission.

We partner with key stakeholders across campus to plan and produce the University’s signature events — those that reflect Brown’s storied traditions, engage its broadest audiences and provide opportunities to showcase the excellence of Brown.

University Host: Office of Undergraduate Admission

This multi-day series of events gives admitted undergraduate students a taste of life at the University as they decide whether to accept Brown’s offer of admission and enroll.
University Host: University Human Resources, Talent Development

This event celebrates staff who reach years-of-service milestones as well as honors those selected for a range of excellence awards.
University Host: Annenberg Institute

This immersive one-day program brings Rhode Island high school students to the Brown University campus to experience a college setting and learn more about opportunities in higher education.
University Host: Corporation and University Executive Leadership

This time-honored tradition celebrates the achievements of all students graduating from Brown and includes a full weekend of events from graduation ceremonies and forums to performances and Reunion events.
University Host: Government and Community Relations

Brown's campus offers space for the local community to vote on election day.
University Host: Division of Campus Life

Families of Brown undergraduates attend information sessions, academic forums, and performances as they learn more about their student’s experience at Brown and the vibrant cultural life of Providence.
University Host: Office of the Provost

The Lemley Family Leadership Lecture Series invites exceptional leaders who are preeminent in their fields to engage and inspire the University community.
University Host: The College

This event celebrates undergraduates who complete their degree requirements in the summer session or at the end of the fall semester.
University Host: The Corporation Office

At Brown’s Opening Convocation, incoming students take part in the tradition of walking through the Van Wickle Gates and into the University community.
University Host: Division of Campus Life and The Graduate School

A range of Orientation events for incoming undergraduate and graduate students help welcome them to Brown.
University Host: University Human Resources

Staff Development Day is an opportunity for Brown staff to invest in their professional development, learn more about the University, and network with colleagues.
University Host: Office of the President and Staff Advisory Council

This annual event is a celebration of Brown staff as they approach the holiday season.
University Host: Office of Military Affiliated Students

This annual ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of Brown community members who have served or currently serve in all branches of the military.

Other Signature Events (approved ad hoc)

  • Building dedications

  • Nobel Prize week