Undergraduate Orientation

Parent and Family Welcome

The Parent and Family Welcome is an opportunity for parents and family members of newly admitted students to engage with faculty and senior administrators, experience the excitement of the start of the academic year, and meet each other while their students begin orientation.

Schedule of Events

*denotes events that will be live-streamed, watch by clicking the links on this page.

Wednesday, August 28, 2024

5:00 pm   Parent & Family Welcome Reception *

Relax after move-in with other new parents and family members under the tent located on the Ruth J. Simmons Quadrangle.  The event will begin with a brief speaking program featuring senior administrators. 

Thursday, August 29, 2024

9:00 am - 5:00 pm Parent & Family Welcome Day

Join us for a full day of panel discussions, information sessions, tours, and opportunities to meet and engage with the Brown community. Registration will open in the Summer of 2024. Bookmark this page for additional schedule information.

Join us virtually.

Unable to join us in person? Recordings of event highlights will be available here.

If circumstances or distance make it impossible for you to accompany your student to Brown, please don’t worry: our faculty, administrators, and students are here to help them acclimate to Brown. Likewise, if you will be bringing your student to campus for a Pre-Orientation program earlier in the week and are unable to stay until Orientation begins, the staff of the various programs will work closely with your student to ensure a successful transition.

Questions?  Email family@brown.edu