Signature Events

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.


Bryant University Convocation

Opening Convocation

The Bryant community formally welcomes first-year students, transfer students and new faculty members.

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


Come and show your Bulldog spirit at 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.

Two female students hold candles in the Rotunda during Festival of Lights, the holiday celebration at Bryant University.

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.

Women's Summit

Women's Summit

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)

This annual academic event offers a showcase of faculty and student research collaboration, creativity, and innovative academic accomplishments.

Bryant University Commencement


Bryant holds two, in-person events where family, friends, and the university community come together to celebrate each graduate's academic achievements.

World Trade Day

World Trade Day

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