Signature Events

Bryant is home to opportunities that affirm both tradition and change. Orientation, 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.

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Bryant University Convocation

Opening Convocation - September

The Bryant community welcomes members of the the Class of 2022, transfer students and new faculty members on Wednesday, Sept. 5.

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

Reunion@Homecoming - September

Throughout the weekend, many alumni take the opportunity to reacquaint themselves with a campus that has grown and transformed since their student days. The next Reunion @ Homecoming is Sept. 21-22, 2018.

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

Family and Friends Weekend - October

Family-friendly fun and games featuring music, entertainment, and food for all ages. This year's celebration is Oct. 12-14, 2018. Contact Student Events and Orientation Programs at 401-232-6538 for details.

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

Festival of Lights- December

Food, music, and a candlelight ceremony that honors the Bryant community's customs and traditions for celebrating light and the spirit of giving.

Bryant IDEA program

Bryant's IDEA Program - January

All first-year students take part in Innovation and Design Experience for All. The design-thinking boot camp will be held Jan. 21-23, 2019.

Women's Summit

Women's Summit - March

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

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

Research and Engagement Day (REDay) - April

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

Bryant University Commencement

Commencement - May

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

World Trade Day

World Trade Day - May

Offering an insider's view into firms achieving global success, interactive discussions on best practices for navigating the global marketplace, and networking.