Submit your story

My favorite memory of Brown is: ____

Brown 250+ & Me

3 easy steps to be included in Brown's first-ever crowdsourced video:

  • Turn on your smartphone or webcam
  • Describe your favorite memory of Brown University
  • Upload to #Brown250 or email to

What To Do

Record a 10-20 second video using a smartphone, computer's built in camera or video camera, forward to Brown and we’ll do our best to include it in Brown’s first crowdsourced video compilation project, Brown 250+ & Me.

How To Stage

  • Landscape or portrait — either is fine.
  • Consider framing the shot like a passport photo (head and shoulders).
  • Be creative, wear some Brown University swag or something meaningful to your time at Brown — your band buttons, favorite textbook, team jersey, etc.
  • Bring something personal, humorous or meaningful into the mix — dance, sing, play the trumpet.
  • Background noise is ok, unless you’re trying to say something — make sure we can hear you.
  • Same with shakiness — a little is ok, a lot not so much.
  • Solo or group shot — it’s your choice and we welcome all.

Have fun — we are celebrating 250 years after all!

What To Say

Some message ideas to get you thinking:

1. Memories and Experiences:

  • Everyone should include their name, class year and location. “Hi. My name is Danielle Lanois, class of 1997. Tokyo, Japan” (try to show Tokyo in background)
  • Three words that sum up Brown.
  • What is your unique Brown story?
  • My best Brown memory is...
  • My favorite building/place/faculty member.
  • Loving, remembering, sharing, laughing, longing to be back.

2. Regardless of where we are, we are Brown:

  • Sport some swag and show your surroundings (mountain in background, ocean, cityscape, etc.).  
  • How do you keep in touch with the "spirit" of Brown (alumni activities, friends, checking the homepage or Facebook, how does Brown continue to be a presence in your life)?
  • Languages in addition to English are welcomed — and encouraged! Brown is a global University and we want the project reflecting that. If your piece is in a language other than English, please identify the language and include a translation with your submission.

3. Happy Birthday Brown

  • We're sure you can come up with your own unique, crazy, creative version. “Wow, 250 years, I can't believe it!”

The Fine Print

Please note that by submitting your video content, you are accepting that we may be using it in a 250 compilation video and other digital media channels that will be shown through various outlets in conjunction with Brown’s 250th Anniversary and beyond. Final content will be publicly shared.


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