Alumni Fall Weekend 2013: Learn, connect, explore!
September 25, 2013
Thanks to your enthusiastic response, Alumni Fall Weekend is SOLD OUT! If you are an alumni volunteer leader who is required to attend weekend meetings on campus, please contact your Alumni Relations staff liaison.
All times are subject to change.Friday, October 18, 2013
|2:00 pm – 9:00 pm||Registration
Brown’s beautifully restored Maddock Alumni Center serves as the hospitality center for the weekend. Pick up your name tag, tickets, and schedule here when you arrive on campus.
Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown Street
|3:00 – 4:30 pm||Changing Lives: Forum with Dr. Sonja Brookins Santelises ’89, chief academic officer, Baltimore City Public Schools
After graduating from Brown, Dr. Santelises happened upon a job as a substitute teacher. It changed her life, redirecting her focus from international relations (her concentration) to a lifelong commitment to urban education. After stints with Teach for America, a year-round K-8 school, the New York City Algebra Project, and further degrees from Columbia and Harvard, she joined the Baltimore City Schools in 2010 to lead its ambitious efforts to increase student performance. In this forum, she will talk about her path and the successes she has seen in our country’s urban schools. Dr. Santelises will receive the 2013 John Hope Award for Public Service, presented by the Brown Alumni Association and the Swearer Center for Public Service, on Saturday, October 19 in RI Hall 108. NOTE: No registration is required for this forum.
|7:30 pm – 9:00 pm||Kickoff Reception
Get your Brown weekend off to a great start by reconnecting with friends and making new connections across alumni generations, geography, professions, and more! The reception includes complimentary food and drinks.
|9:00 pm – 12:00 am||GOLDFest 2013
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Brown Annual Fund with your fellow Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD) – the classes of 2004 – 2013. Established in 1914 as the Loyalty Fund, the Annual Fund has been supporting Brown's students and faculty for 100 years! Continue the tradition and make your gift online today or at the event. Complimentary food and two drink tickets, followed by a cash bar. Please note: this event requires a separate RSVP on Facebook.
|All evening||Campus Exploration (optional)
It’s Family Weekend! Brown’s campus calendar will soon fill up with music, theatre and other activities from which to choose.
|8:00 am – 6:00 pm||Registration continues
Pick up your name tag and schedule at Brown’s beautifully restored alumni headquarters when you arrive on campus.
Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown Street
|8:30 am – 9:45 am||Joint Breakfast
Grab your coffee and continental-plus goodies at this joint Alumni Fall Weekend – Family Weekend breakfast for alumni, students, and current Brown parents.
|10:00 am – 11:30 am||Back to Class with Brown Faculty – and Students!
Remember all the ways you learned to build at Brown – to build new relationships amongst ideas, possibilities, and people? Today’s faculty and students are also deeply engaged in critical construction, building creativity into how Brown thinks and building programs that keep pace with the blossoming of new technologies.
|11:45 am – 2:15 pm||Alumni Recognition Ceremony and Luncheon
Join President Christina Paxson to recognize the difference outstanding alumni have made for Brown and for the world. This inspiring ceremony will remind you why Brown is such a special place – and why your volunteer commitment to Brown is so important. See 2013 Honorees.
|2:30 pm – 4:00 pm||Program Sessions
|4:00 pm – 6:00 pm||Choose your options:
|6:00 pm||Brown vs. Princeton Football: Light up the Night
Join the entire University community for Brown’s newest tradition: the annual night football game! Buy your ticket through the Alumni Fall Weekend registration form. Cost: $20 per person for fans aged 3 and older.
|9:00 pm – 12:30 am||Unity Funk Night
Join the Brown Alumni Association's Multicultural Alumni Committee (MAC) and the Alumni of Color Initiative (AOCI) for one of the University's best parties – a favorite for alumni from the '70s through the '90s and beyond.
Make your hotel reservations now!
Discounted rooms are almost gone, but you can also use the Providence Visitors Bureau hotel finder.
- Wyndham Garden Hotel [see hotel website]
$103–$113/night (limited availability at reduced rate)
Complimentary parking. Shuttle service $5/day.
220 India Street, Providence, RI 02903
RESERVE: Online or call 1-401-272-5577
If calling, ask for the Brown University Fall Weekend room block.
- Hotel search - Providence Visitors Bureau