At Brown’s 255th Opening Convocation, Provost Richard Locke implored students to embrace the University's values and leverage opportunities to create positive social change.

On Tuesday, September 4, 2018 President Christina H. Paxson and Provost Locke officially proclaimed the opening of Brown's 255th academic year and welcomed 2,693 incoming students to campus.

Watch the full 2018 Convocation program

With remarks on “A Unified Community” from President Christina H. Paxson and the keynote by Provost Richard M. Locke

Read the full text of President Paxson's remarks.

Watch the 2018 Keynote Address

“The Opportunity of a Lifetime”
By Richard M. Locke
Provost, Schreiber Family Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs

Read the full text of the keynote address.