260th Opening Convocation

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Opening Convocation

Tuesday, September 5, 2023 | 4 p.m. ET | The College Green

At Brown’s 260th 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 Street 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 2023 keynote address will be delivered by Kim Cobb, director of the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society.

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