Midyear Completion Virtual Celebration

Midyear Completion Virtual Celebration

In honor of students expecting to complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree in December 2020


Nicholas Huang '23, piano
Imagine (arr. Huang)
John Lennon (1940-1980)


Janet Cooper Nelson, University Chaplain


Rashid Zia ’01, Dean of the College


Christina H. Paxson, President

Senior Reflections

Josephine Benson '20.5
Charles Isgar '20.5

Presentation of the Midyear Completers

Wendy Sheridan, Academic Program Coordinator & Student Records Specialist

Closing Remarks

Rashid Zia

Download the Program


About the Midyear Completion Celebration

Each year, Brown University hosts the Midyear Completion Celebration to honor undergraduates who expect to complete their degree requirements in December. This celebration allows us a moment to reflect – a special time to celebrate each midyear completer’s significant achievement.

This ceremony does not replace but complements Brown's annual May Commencement. The May event represents your official commencement from Brown: you receive your diploma; your name appears in the printed program, and you can participate in departmental ceremonies. The Midyear Celebration offers you a different kind of closure, recognizing the completion of your degrees and the unique paths you have taken through Brown.

The Alma Mater

Tune: “Araby’s Daughter” by George Kiallmark (1781 – 1835)
Text: “Alma Mater” by James Andrews DeWolf, Class of 1861 (1839 – 1909)

Alma Mater! We hail thee with loyal devotion
And bring to thine altar our off’ring of praise;

Our hearts swell within us with joyful emotion,
As the name of Old Brown in loud chorus we raise.

The happiest moment of youth’s fleeting hours,
We’ve passed ’neath the shade of these time-honored walls;

And sorrows as transient as April’s brief showers
Have clouded our life in Brunonia’s halls.

Celebrate With Us

Bring yourself and your family and friends back to campus by choosing a virtual background of an iconic Brown location.

Brown campus in the Fall

Brown pennants
Van Wickle Gates

More Virtual Backgrounds

Customize your Instagram Story with the Brown-themed GIF sticker. In the app, click on the sticker button in the top right-hand section of your screen — or, if you use an Android, in the top center — and search for brownu or brownuniversity.

Brown bunting instagram sticker

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Brown firework burst instagram sticker


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