259th Opening Convocation

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Opening Convocation

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 | 4 p.m. ET | The College Green

At Brown’s 259th Opening Convocation, incoming students take part in the tradition of walking through the Van Wickle Gates and into the Brown Community. During the ceremony, President Christina H. Paxson will officially proclaim the opening of the academic year and welcome new students to campus.

The Convocation procession of incoming students forms on College St. at 3:30 p.m. and steps off at 3:50 p.m. Guests can watch the ceremony via the University's livestream page.  

The 2022 Keynote will be announced in August. 

Brown University abides by public health guidance and health and safety protocols to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event, including current University policy regarding face masks and coverings (see the University’s COVID-19 Campus Activity Status page for the current policy for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals).