DECISIONS 2012/2013

The Admission Office is busying reviewing student applications; reading essays, pouring over credentials, reading letters of recommendation while some of our faculty is reviewing portfolios for our Creative Writing, Architecture, Visual Arts, and Graphic Design Communication programs. Students who wish to be considered for our Dance program have come to RWU for their audition.  We continue to receive applications every day so if you are considering applying to RWU don’t hesitate, come for a visit, call and speak to a member of our staff, or visit our website at We offer tours at 9:00 and 12:30pm. There are a few exceptions so visit our campus tour site to register for a tour.

RWU students are presently taking their final exams while some have already begun their Christmas break. We will miss all of our students during this time especially many of our own Student Admission Assistants who will be going overseas to study this spring. They will be studying in Ireland, Spain, Australia, and Scotland etc.

So….at this time….The Admission staff wishes to extend to you and your families a wonderful holiday season. Stay safe and enjoy your time off from work and school. HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013

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I have the best job in the world!!! Every day I get to work one on one with not only prospective students but also our current students. I manage over 90 students who work in admissions – RWU Admission Ambassadors! – and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. They keep me laughing, they keep me on my toes and they keep me in the know. So when it was time to write my blog, I turned to our amazing student staff for their perspective.

Fresh from the press…hear it in their words….


Jess L.  - You should visit RWU because it’s important to get a feel for the campus and the facilities. You will also have a chance to talk to faculty, staff and other students.

Lisseth S. – I think you should visit because of the diverse programs we offer and our location. The class ratios are really good here – this is a school where the professor can get to know you and you are not a number.

Kevin M. – It is amazing to visit RWU in the summer. You can walk behind GHH and see the bay and then walk down to the dock. It’s the perfect climate in the summer – not too hot with a cool breeze.

Tania H. – There is a great view of the bay, it’s beautiful and the weather is nice! We have different programs running over the summer like middle school camps and Orientation so there is a lot going on. Also, the people working in Admissions are really friendly and bubbly!

Muath A. – Summer is a great time to visit because you can see everything. The campus is wide open to explore and we have nice weather! Check out the Rec Center, GHH, the library, a residence hall and stop by Admissions.

Sarah B. – Visit RWU – we are right on the bay! You can get a great feel for the school in the summer. You will see what it’s like to be at mid-sized liberal arts school and be able to figure out exactly what you’re looking for in a college.

Marcela R. – You should come – the weather is really good so take advantage of it! There are a lot of summer camps at RWU so there is always something going on.


Jess L. – In Bristol, eat at Quito’s or the Beehive and definitely check out Colt State Park.

Lisseth S. – Downtown Bristol is a beautiful place to relax and hang out. Go to the Beehive, Colt State Park, and up on 136 is Eskimo King (250 flavors of ice cream – everyone has to go there at least once!) and in Newport go to the beaches. Even though Bristol is a small town it is close to everything.

Kevin M. – In Bristol, go to Colt State Park, Sip N Dip, Ricotti’s, the Wrap Shack, Aidan’s or Quito’s.

Tania H. – Definitely go to Newport and Portsmouth. In Newport you can take advantage of the ferries or  go to a jazz concert. In Bristol we have the 4th of July parade! The Orientation Advisors make a float for the parade every year and were featured on the local news last night.

Muath A. – In Bristol you should walk on the 18 mile bike path. In Newport there is a lot going on. America’s cup will be here and there are concerts every day from 6-10pm.

Sarah B. – My top pick is Newport. It is a summer town and there are lots of boutiques to shop in and restaurants. There is a lot going on!

Marcela R.– Take the time to visit Newport. One of my favorite restaurants is 41 North. It’s upscale and feels like you’re in a different country. You can sit and watch the yachts go by and on the weekends it turns into a lounge with DJ’s playing. Also go to the Landing and if you want to do more touristy things see Cliff Walk.

Now that you’ve heard from our students I think you know what you need to do. Come visit Roger Williams University! Give us a call at (401) 254-3500 or schedule a tour online. We are waiting for you!

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RWU Orienation 2012

Welcome Class of 2016 and your families to RWU’s Orientation 2012. Since June 4th the University has hosted 4 summer orientation programs and our last orientation will be held on August 22nd and 23rd. It has been our pleasure to have met all of you and we look forward to seeing you again just before classes begin on August 29th. Please call us if you have any questions throughout this summer. We are glad to assist you anytime. Our office number is 1(800)458-7144 Ext 3500.

The Admission Office is open throughout the summer on Monday – Friday from 8:30-4:30pm and will be open on Saturday, August 4th and August 18th.

Come visit RWU this summer, learn all about us, and make it a family vacation while visiting our beautiful state. RI is hosting the America’s Cup World Series in Newport right now and in our own town of Bristol they will be holding its 227th 4th of July parade, the oldest continuous celebration of its kind in the US.

Check out for yourself the State of RI’s website at: for summer events but don’t forget to stop by, meet our Admission staff and students this summer we would enjoy spending time with you.


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It’s springtime and welcome to RWU’s website. It’s an exciting time of year.  The winter (we hope) is behind us, the trees and flowers are beginning to bloom, it’s daylight longer, and if you would like to visit RWU we would enjoy meeting you !!!!

We offer tours Monday – Saturday. Please call our office to schedule a tour or register online at

Many of our recently Accepted students and their families have attended one of our Accepted Student Day programs since early March however, we have our last ASD scheduled for this Sunday, April 1st, from 9:00-3:00pm. It is a great opportunity for accepted students to tour our campus, visit our residence halls, speak to faculty and Deans about your major, meet one-on-one with a financial aid counselor, meet our student leaders and athletes, hear from our President Dr. Donald Farish and spend some time with faculty , staff and students. You can call our office to register or you can RSVP for this program at

On April 18th, from 12:30-4:00pm we are hosting an OPEN HOUSE at RWU. This event is a great program for all especially juniors who are beginning the college search process. The Admission Office provides information sessions in which we discuss our 42 majors, our admission requirements, you can meet representatives from various academic departments, learn about our support services, honors program, student athletics, financial aid and enjoy a tour of campus during the day.

We look forward to seeing you on campus. Please contact our Office of Undergraduate Admission at 1 (800) 458-7144, Ext.3500 to schedule your visit or register online for our April 18th OPEN HOUSE at:

Have a great Spring  !!!!!!

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Have you visited RWU yet…….NO? YES? Either way, we’re waiting for you….

Have you visited RWU yet…….NO? YES? Either way, we’re waiting for you….

WOW! It has been one busy, amazing and gorgeous (it’s in the 50’s here today!) week with visitors coming from all over the world to check out Roger Williams University!!! Many area high schools are on vacation so we have been sending out campus tours and conducting information sessions non-stop!

If you haven’t visited us yet, why not? Did you know RWU is only 20 minutes from Newport, 30 minutes from Providence, 1 hour from Boston, 2 hours from Hartford and 3 hours from New York City? We are so centrally located! We offer tours Monday-Saturday and you can register online here or by calling us at (800) 458-7144. Also, if you’re an accepted student (CONGRATS!!!!!!) don’t forget to register for Accepted Student Day – you do not want to miss this chance for you and your family to hear in depth about your intended major from Professors and Deans, talk to Financial Aid representatives, tour residence halls and campus, meet with Athletics and much more!

Lastly, we have a Spring Open House coming up on the afternoon of April 18 so stay tuned to our website for more details…we’d love to see you then or anytime! Don’t forget, we are here for you, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if we can help with anything. See you soon!!!

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Summer Rhode Trip!

Summer Rhode Trip!

It’s summer time, and while for most of you that means spending your days at the beach getting some sun, or working your annual summer job, and spending time with your friends and family it also means that it’s time to visit the colleges you’re considering applying to in the fall. Summer is a great time to plan a road trip with friends – and yes, even your parents – to begin narrowing down the long list of schools you might have an interest in. Believe it or not, you can make this fun, I promise! Yes, Rhode Island has a lot of different campuses for you to visit and while the main focus of your trip should be academically based on finding the right “college fit” for you, we also have some great BEACHES and summer fun for Rhode Islander’s and visitors alike.

When planning your “Rhode Trip,” you might consider mapping out stops at each of the schools in the area you are interested in while making time in between each stop to enjoy all that little rhody has to offer during the summer months. The beaches are a must when visiting R.I. and the summer events here are another reason to visit entirely on their own.

Take time to plan your trip to make sure you are getting the most out of the time you’ll be spending away from home. This means plan ahead! Don’t forget to call each Office of Admission at the schools you plan to visit to schedule your tour before you arrive. It’s also important to be organized and brainstorm some questions that you want to have answered at each of your campus visits. Create a checklist – something to keep you busy on your drive to RI – of the top 5-10 things you are looking for in a college and bring a folder to take home information from each individual visit. Finally, while we are all in summer mode now, the fall will be here before we know it. It’s important that you collect information on application requirements and deadlines at each school.

To plan your visit to RWU you can call our office at 401-254-3500 or make a reservation right online! We offer 4 tours per day Monday-Friday @ 9am, 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:00pm. We will begin to offer tours on Saturdays on August 13th @ 10:00am and 12:00pm. We are only 20 minutes from Newport, so don’t forget to give yourself some time to sight see!

Rhode trip

Rhode trip

Hope to see you on campus soon! Enjoy your summer!!!

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