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: 

Campus calendar | Orientation | Commencement | Athletic events | Family & Friends Weekend

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.

Reunion 2022

Alumni return June 24-26, 2022, to renew friendships at a campus that has grown and transformed since their student days.

Reunion 2022
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 Oct. 15-17, 2021.

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.

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


Please check back for information regarding Commencement.

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.