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Topic: graduation

Commencement for the graduating class of 2021 and 2021.5 will take place in two parts on May 2, one ceremony beginning at 10:00 am and the second at 2:30 pm.

News, University News

Modified in-person Commencement to take place, expanded to include class of 2021.5

April 8, 2021 0 comments

The University will hold Commencement in-person through two ceremonies and will open the event to students graduating mid-year in 2021.5, according to an email sent to the class of 2021 and 2021.5 April 8. 

Pipatjarasgit ’21:  Should Brown really be asking its current students for donations?

Columns, Opinions

Pipatjarasgit ’21: Should Brown really be asking its current students for donations?

April 1, 2021 1 comment

It struck me as odd that although I had not yet walked out the Van Wickle Gates, I was already being asked for money. But the more I looked into the Brown Senior Class Gift, the more I became shocked at what I saw. 

Pollard ’21: This year’s commencement plans show complete disregard for student perspective

Columns, Opinions

Pollard ’21: This year’s commencement plans show complete disregard for student perspective

February 1, 2021 1 comment

t President Christina Paxson P’19’s announcement to the community on Jan. 21 was yet another blow for graduating seniors, as it seems that we will not have a proper commencement for either the class of 2021 or the class of 2020 even after the pandemic comes to a close.

Families and guests will tune into the class of 2021's Commencement ceremony virtually, Paxson announced in a Thursday email.

News, University News

University to hold in-person Commencement for class of 2021, cancels postponed class of 2020 ceremony

January 21, 2021 1 comment

Commencement for the class of 2021 will be held in-person May 1 and 2, but families and guests must attend the event virtually in light of public health conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commencement 2020: a shared ceremony, lived through a screen

News, University News

Commencement 2020: a shared ceremony, lived through a screen

May 25, 2020 0 comments

Scattered across three continents, Jonathan He ’20 and his friend group tuned in to watch Sunday’s online Commencement ceremony together. They were expecting the event, which began at 1 p.m. EST, to last hours. It ran for just over 20 minutes.

Families and guests will tune into the class of 2021's Commencement ceremony virtually, Paxson announced in a Thursday email.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

Graduating seniors to celebrate commencement in-person next May with class of ’21

May 7, 2020 0 comments

On Sept. 6, 2016, members of the class of 2020 walked through the Van Wickle gates to cheers from faculty, staff, family members and current Brown students as they processed toward the Main Green, where they took in Brown’s 253rd annual convocation.

Students at the Warren Alpert Medical School were given a choice to start their matched residency program early or to stay in Rhode Island to assist with the Ocean State’s efforts to combat the virus—most elected to stay in Rhode Island.

News, Science & Research

Brown medical students given option to graduate early due to COVID-19

April 21, 2020 0 comments

The Alpert Medical School gave fourth-year medical students the option to graduate on April 15th, six weeks before planned, enabling them to work as residents and care for patients affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

While Commencement has been postponed due to the continued evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, a virtual "Degree Conferral Ceremony" will be held during Memorial Day weekend.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

Brown postpones Commencement, virtual ceremony to take its place

March 25, 2020 1 comment

The University will postpone Commencement and Reunion Weekend, traditionally held in May, due to the continuing global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Zappa ’17: Responsibility and power after Brown

Opinions

Zappa ’17: Responsibility and power after Brown

October 30, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Admission to Brown is among the greatest gifts one can receive in the United States, which fancies itself a meritocracy in which a college degree is among the most prized credentials. It is a gift that will never be repaid.

Schapiro ’19: The greatest Brown graduation story ever

Columns, Opinions, Sports

Schapiro ’19: The greatest Brown graduation story ever

April 22, 2019 1 comment

I’m in the late innings of the last start of my career, and the manager is coming out to get me. I’m done, he says, and I can hit the clubhouse and start preparing for graduation while some rookie takes over where I left off.