Signature Events

Bryant is home to opportunities that affirm both tradition and change. Convocation, Homecoming, Family & Friends Weekend, Festival of Lights, Commencement – these and more are just some of the special events you'll remember long after you graduate.

One reason so many Bryant students choose to live on campus all four years is the easy access to a rich calendar of events that includes visiting speakers, guest lecturers, performing artists – and of course the excitement of supporting Bryant's Division I Bulldogs when the teams play on home field.

More events information: 

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Bryant University Convocation

Opening Convocation

The Bryant community welcomes members of the the Class of 2023, transfer students and new faculty members on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Members of the Bryant community smile during Reunion@Homecoming weekend.

Reunion@Homecoming

Alumni return Sept. 27-28 to renew friendships at a campus that has grown and transformed since their student days.

Reunion@Homecoming
Members of the Bryant community pose with the mascot, Tupper, at Family and Friends Weekend

Family and Friends Weekend

Family-friendly fun and games featuring music, entertainment, and food for all ages. This year's celebration is Nov. 1-3, 2019.

Family and Friends Weekend
Bryant students and light President Ronald K. Machtley's candle during the University's annual Festival of Lights celebration.

Festival of Lights

Held in December, food, music, and a candlelight ceremony honor the Bryant community's customs and traditions for celebrating light and the spirit of giving.

Bryant IDEA program

Bryant's IDEA Program

All first-year students take part in Innovation and Design Experience for All. The event is held in January.

Bryant's IDEA Program
Women's Summit

Women's Summit

The 22nd annual Women's Summit took place March 15, 2019. The mission of the Bryant University Women's Summit® is to empower women professionally, personally, and financially.

Women's Summit
Bryant students participate in the University's Research and Engagement Day.

Research and Engagement Day (REDay)

This annual academic event in April is one of Bryant's most important – a showcase of faculty and student research collaboration, creativity, and innovative academic accomplishments.

Bryant University Commencement

Commencement

The Graduate Programs ceremony was held Thursday, May 16, 2019. The Undergraduate Commencement ceremony was held Saturday, May 18, 2019.

Commencement
World Trade Day

World Trade Day

This event, held in May, offers an insider's view into firms achieving global success, interactive discussions on best practices for navigating the global marketplace, and networking.

World Trade Day