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Commencement and Reunion Housing 2018

Reservation information for Reunion/Commencement Weekend 2018 will not be available until mid to late March 2018.

Dear Commencement and Reunion Guests,

Commencement and Reunion Weekend will be held this year from Friday, May 26, 2017 through Monday, May 29, 2017. Reservations for on-campus housing will be available for friends and family of students participating in commencement as well as alumni celebrating a reunion beginning in March 2016.

Accommodations will be available beginning Friday, May 26, 2017 at Noon through Monday, May 29, 2017 at Noon. We are unable to accommodate requests outside of these dates and times. There are four types of accommodations available: single (1 twin sized bed), double (2 twin sized beds), suite (4-6 twin sized beds) and apartment (4-8 twin sized beds). Each room includes a set of bed linens including pillow, blanket, sheets and towels.The standard room rate is $70 per bed, per night, and there is a two night minimum for all reservations. Rooms with a private bathroom are charged an additional $50 flat fee, suite style accommodations are charged an additional $100 flat fee, and apartment style accommodations are charged an additional $125 flat fee.  Assignments are issued on a first-come, first-served basis (including those with special housing accommodation requests or needs).

For those of you celebrating a reunion, we will do our best to assign you to a room with or near your reunion class. Your reservation requests will be processed in the order they are received. Please refer below for key pick-up locations and hours of operation for the Office of Residential Life and Alumni Relations. For information regarding specific reunion activities, please visit the Alumni Relations website.

For reservations, please follow the link below, if you have any problems accessing the site, please call our office at 401-863-2337 or e-mail us at with the subject line Commencement/Reunion 2017. The reservation deadline is Monday, May 8, 2017 by midnight ET. Reservations requests will continue to be accepted through Friday, May 19, 2017 midnight ET, but there will be a $25 late fee assessed to reservations requested during this time period. Any requests after Friday, May 19, 2017 by midnight ET must make arrangements on-site, and there will be a $25 on-site fee assessed. On-site reservations are provided on a first come first serve basis until there are no rooms left to offer. Please note that there will be no cancellations or refunds after Friday, May 12, 2017. Additionally, if you would like to be housed as part of a larger group, please designate one person to make your reservation as this is the only way we will be able to accommodate you together. After submitting your request, you will receive a confirmation followed by an invoice, which must be paid within five days, to the email account listed on your reservation. Please contact our office if you prefer a paper copy.

We look forward to having you on campus in May.


The Office of Residential Life

Hours of Operation

Office of Residential Life
Day Date Open Close
Friday 5/26/17 12:00PM Open All night
Saturday 5/27/17   10:00PM
Sunday 5/28/17 7:30AM 3:00PM
Monday 5/29/17 8:00AM 12:00PM
Alumni Registration
Day Date Open Close
Friday 5/26/17 12:00PM 10:30PM
Saturday 5/27/17 7:30AM 2:00PM
Sunday 5/28/17 CLOSED
Monday 5/29/17 CLOSED
Maddock Alumni Center
Day Date Open Close
Friday 5/26/17 8:30AM Midnight
Saturday 5/27/17 8:30AM Midnight
Sunday 5/28/17 7:30AM 2:00PM
Monday 5/29/17 CLOSED


Once you arrive on campus, please look for signs directing you to the appropriate key pick-up location. The below information is subject to change please visit frequently to not miss any updates.

Key Pick-Up Locations for Friday, May 26, 2017

  • 5th - 20th Reunion - Pembroke Green
  • 25th – 75th Reunion - Wriston Quad
  • Medical School - Wriston Quad
  • Non-Reunion Years - Wriston Quad
  • Commencement Guests - Wriston Quad

Key Pick-Up Locations for Saturday, May 27, 2017

  • 5th-75th Reunion - Wriston Quad
  • Medical School - Wriston Quad
  • Non-Reunion Years - Wriston Quad
  • Commencement Guests - Wriston Quad


Brown’s commitment to sustainability and social responsibility will be reflected in this year’s Commencement with waste reduction and increased recycling initiatives.

The Brown community asks you be a part of our culture of sustainability and bring your own reusable water bottle.

In an effort to reduce Brown’s social and environmental footprint, plastic water bottles will not be available during the Commencement ceremony. Water stations will be available for you to refill your personal water bottle. Join Brown in making our university and community more sustainable.

To Request a Reservation for Commencement
or Reunion Housing Click Here