Media Advisory

Baccalaureate procession canceled;
Ceremony, Commencement activities continue

May 24, 2013  |  Media Contact: Darlene Trew Crist |  401-863-2752
Due to the likelihood of inclement weather and heavy rain Saturday, Brown University has canceled the procession from campus to the Meeting House of the First Baptist Church in America. The Baccalaureate Service itself will be held at its scheduled time — 2:30 p.m. — in the Meeting House. All Commencement activities scheduled for Sunday, May 26, will be held as planned.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Brown University announced today that the Baccalaureate procession, in which graduating seniors make their way from the College Green to the Meeting House of the First Baptist Church, scheduled for Saturday, May 25, at 1:45 p.m., is canceled due to the likelihood of inclement weather. The Baccalaureate Service will go on as planned, beginning at 2:30 p.m. in the Meeting House.

All Commencement activities scheduled for Sunday, May 26, 2013, will be held as planned.

Graduating seniors will report directly to the First Baptist Church no later than 2 p.m. Doors will open for the graduates at 1:30 p.m. Waterman Street will be closed to traffic between the College Green and the Meeting House until 4 p.m.

The Baccalaureate Service will be streamed live at brown.edu/web/livestream/.

Because the graduating class fills the Meeting House, family and friends are invited to watch the ceremonies at Meehan Auditorium, Hope Street at Lloyd Avenue, where they will be simulcast. Hope Street will be closed to vehicular traffic at the athletic complex. The doors will open at 1 p.m. The ceremonies will also be simulcast on the College Green, rain or shine.

Parking will be available in all University lots and at Hope High School on Hope Street. Handicapped parking will be available in the Meehan Auditorium parking lot on Hope Street.

Editors: Brown University has a fiber link television studio available for domestic and international live and taped interviews, and maintains an ISDN line for radio interviews. For more information, call (401) 863-2476.