Family Weekend

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions about Family Weekend 2023.

While there is no cost to attend Family Weekend, we ask that you register to let us know that you plan to attend. Registration will open in early September and only one registration per family is requested. 


The full schedule of events will be available in early October.


Guests planning to attend in person should stop by the Family Weekend check-in tables located on College Green (near the Faunce Steps). Check-in tables will be open from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

All Brown University parking lots on the main campus (except lots 57 and 71) will be open to Family Weekend guests starting at 5 p.m. on Friday through Sunday afternoon. The Power Street lot (both lower and upper levels) at the corner of Power and Thayer streets is the largest lot on campus. The top level is entered on Power Street and the bottom level is entered on the corner of Williams and Brook streets. Learn more about parking on the Family Weekend Driving Directions and Parking page.

Guests are welcome to log in using Brown's visitor network. Wireless service is available in all residence halls, on the College Green and in many classrooms. To access service: from your list of available networks, choose Brown-Guest.

To ensure all guests can fully enjoy Family Weekend, events are planned in locations that are fully accessible to wheelchairs. Closed captioning will be provided for most major events. To request additional accommodations or assistance, please contact Event Strategy and Management at

We encourage you to download the BrownU mobile app (search “BrownU” in your app store) for on-hand information, including a schedule and campus map. Family Weekend information will be available on the app in mid-October.

All events will take place rain or shine. Please pack accordingly for fall weather in New England. In the case of dangerous weather conditions, outdoor events will be canceled. Please refer to the Family Weekend website and online schedule for information about cancellations.

The shuttle for the football game will take fans to and from Brown Stadium and Faunce Arch and is free for all fans. The buses will be available at Faunce Arch approximately every 10 minutes, beginning two hours before kickoff. Return trips will be available for one hour after the game. Drop-off and pickup at Brown Stadium will be located on Sessions Avenue.

Families can take a self-guided tour managed by the Office of Admission by scanning the QR code available at the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center at 75 Waterman St.

Yes, families of students in the Warren Alpert Medical School are invited to attend a variety of programs geared toward the medical student experience. Learn more on the Medical Family Weekend website

Many events will be recorded and or/live-streamed for future viewing. If an event is being live-streamed or recorded, it will be noted in the event description. 

You can find links to the events being live-streamed on the schedule page. In the weeks following Family Weekend, links to recordings will be posted to the schedule page. 

Questions about Family Weekend should be directed to If you have questions while on site you can stop by one of the check-in tables from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, October 13 and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 14.