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Midyear Completion

Each year, many Brown students complete degree requirements in the summer session or at the end of the fall semester. These students are affectionately known as "0.5ers."

The 2023 Midyear Completion Celebration will take place at 4:00pm on Saturday, December 2, 2023 in the De Ciccio Family Auditorium, Salomon Center for Teaching. 

The Midyear Completion Celebration 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.

Students completing their degree requirements midyear receive their diplomas in May of the calendar year following their completion of degree requirements. Diplomas will be sent in the mail to the address listed in Banner Self Service.

If you have any additional questions about Midyear Completion, email

2023 Midyear Completion Celebration

Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 4:00pm
De Ciccio Family Auditorium | Salomon Center for Teaching

Registration is required. 

Family and friends who are unable to attend are invited to watch the ceremony at

Closed captioning will be provided. To request additional accommodations, please contact 

Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event. See the University's Healthy Brown website for the current policy for all attendees.

Frequently Asked Questions

Students who complete in the summer, fall, or spring, are all eligible to participate in University Commencement Activities, although only students who have completed all degree requirements will have their names printed in the University-wide Commencement Bulletin.

Guidance for Commencement is available on the Brown Commencement website. Students should consult with their concentration advisor/director of undergraduate studies, or department or student affairs manager about the possibility of participating in the department's Commencement ceremony.

0.5ers receive their diplomas in May of the following calendar year. Students who do not pick up their diplomas at the departmental degree ceremony will receive their diplomas in the mail to the address supplied via the Application to Graduate.

Academic regalia is not worn for this event. There is no particular dress code, but because this is a festive and celebratory event, students often wear dresses, skirts, slacks, tie, etc.

Video from the 2021 ceremony, featuring Bianca Camacho ‘21.5 as the student orator, is posted here.

The Registrar's website has a a document listing Important Commencement Deadlines.