Commencement 2024

Friday, May 24, 2024:

Watson Alumni Reception
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
The Agora
and Chapman Sun CourtStephen Robert ’62 Hall
A cocktail reception for all Watson alumni.

Saturday, May 25, 2024:

Commencement Forum - Threats to Democracy and Rights
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
True North Classroom (101)

Commencement Breakfast Reception
10:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
The Agora and Chapman Sun Court, Stephen Robert ’62 Hall

For Watson affiliated 2024 graduates and their families.

Solving the Climate Challenge: How Brown Works Across Disciplines to Create a Sustainable and Equitable Future
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Room 130, Hunter Psychology Lab, 85 Waterman Street

Class of 2024 Baccalaureate Service
1:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church in America

Baccalaureate is a multifaith ceremony for the undergraduate Class of 2023 that incorporates the many spiritual and cultural traditions of the Brown community.

Class of 2024 Master's Commencement Ceremony
4:00 p.m.
College Green

The ceremony celebrates the academic achievements of master’s graduates and includes an invocation, student speaker, awards presentation, conferral of degrees and benediction.

Sunday, May 26, 2024:

Commencement Procession
9:45 a.m.
Faunce Arch

The Commencement Procession is a joyous celebration. Candidates for degrees march across College Green and through the Van Wickle Gates, which are opened only twice each year.

Class of 2024 Departmental Ceremonies
2:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Various locations

Academic departments recognize graduates at separate ceremonies held in buildings and tents across campus following the University ceremony. These ceremonies provide a more intimate atmosphere for families and graduates.

  • IAPA Departmental Diploma Ceremony
    Meehan Auditorium, 235 Hope Street

  • MES Departmental Diploma Ceremony
    Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street

Learn more about the 2024 Brown University Commencement