The Ultimate Rhode Trip!

The Ultimate Rhode Trip!

Hey Everyone!

So a couple of weeks ago I had one of the best few days of my professional career. What did I do you ask? Well, let me fill you in! I co-chaired the Rhode Island Association of Admissions Officers Guidance Counselor Tour with Cassie from Bryant University. We hosted forty counselors from across the country to come and visit all ten schools in lil’ Rhodey. The week was jam-packed, and it was really a blast.

I was lucky enough to tour all the schools as well, and let me tell you, I felt like I was back in my college-searching days. It gave me a whole new prospective on many schools that I thought I knew a lot about. Just goes to show the value of touring campuses, I guess. I even bought a couple t-shirts from other schools’ bookstores (just don’t tell my boss, ok?) Another great part of this tour was the food. Each school hosted us for either breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I must say that by the end of the week I must have gained five pounds… You would think there would be a lot of competition between the different schools, but it’s not really the case. We pretty much all know each other and all want to see students find the school that’s the right fit for them.

It wasn’t all business though; we did some other pretty cool things during the week. We took a bus tour of Newport given by the FANTASTIC Ron Heroux, who gave so much insight and information about the area (again, so much stuff I had no idea about!) We also had two evenings out in Providence where we were joined by a bunch of our colleagues from the other Rhode Island Colleges and Universities.

RIAAO

I met some really great counselors from places like California, Vermont, Massachusetts, Ohio, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Illinois, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. On both a professional and a personal level, these were some of the most fun, interesting, and dedicated people that I have met. They’re a group that I truly hope to keep in contact with over the years. See, your guidance counselors are out making their college visits, isn’t it time you did the same? If you’re interested in touring Roger Williams University, you can register here. Come by and say hello!

See you on the Quad!

Justin

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Spring in Admissions

Spring in Admissions

What an exciting time of year in Admissions!

I love this time of year in Admissions!  Decisions are being made, excited students are getting letters in the mail, and Accepted Students Day is coming up!  What is Accepted Students Day you might ask…well, it’s all in the title.  It’s the day we invite back accepted students to campus to learn more about our top notch academics, welcoming faculty and staff, and superb facilities!  This is a really important day in many students’ life as it’s the time they make up their mind about coming to school here!  We hope you can join us and come back to check out RWU!  I’m sure you’ll love it as much as we do!

We have several opportunities to come back and learn about RWU, but Accepted Students Day is one of the best!

It’s a super day and we hope to see you here!  Learn more by calling at 401.254.3500!

Wes

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You’re Accepted!!! Now What?

You’re Accepted!!! Now What?

Hello!

If you read the last blog, you know that our Admissions office has been super busy! We’ve been reviewing applications, making decisions and conducting information sessions 24/7. We know this time of the year is probably crazy for you too with exams, the last year you’ll ever be in high school!!! and everything else. For all those who have recieved the big white package in the mail, CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ACCEPTANCE TO RWU!!!! We’d like to welcome you to our vibrant and beautiful community by the shore and to the class of 2015! We’re excited for you!

We know you probably have lots of questions – please know we are here to help. First, check out our Accepted Student website. It has tons of helpful links with info on everything from housing to financial aid to how to make a deposit to save your spot. If you’d like to chat (you know we love to talk!) you can call us Monday – Thursday from 8am – 8pm, Fridays 8am-5pm or Saturdays 9am-2pm at (800)-458-7144 ext.3500. Our email is admit@rwu.edu. Also, you can check out the class of 2015 Facebook group.

Lastly, we’d love for you to come back to visit campus. We have an amazing program coming up – Accepted Student Day - and the first one is on Sunday, March 6. If you’ve been accepted you can register online. This day offers you the opportunity to sit in on an academic presentation to learn more about your intended major, take a tour of the residence halls, hear from other RWU parents and alumni, meet with a financial aid counselor and let’s not forget – indulge on the infamous RWU chocolate fountain! It’s a fun and informative day – one we hope you’ll find to be of a huge help.

the chocolate fountain!!!

And by the way, if you haven’t applied yet or you’re waiting to hear back – we hope you’ll be contacting us with questions – anything we can do to help we will. We are here for you every step of the way.

Hope to see you soon!

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Hello From The Road!

Hello From The Road!

Hi All!

Just thought I’d send a happy hello your way from the road! I’ve been in Long Island and Connecticut for the past 6 weeks and will be spending the next 2 weeks time mainly traveling Connecticut so keep your eye out for me. As travel winds down I’m thrilled to say I’ve met some great students and can’t wait to see how next year’s fall class will shape up to be a great addition to campus!

For those of you seniors out there that I’ve met or have been looking into applying to RWU, keep in mind that the Early Action application deadline is fast approaching!!! If you submit your application to our office by November 1st, you will hear back from us with your admission decision by the middle of January. Don’t forget, this non-binding application is not reviewed any differently than regular decision applications BUT you will have the major benefit of hearing back by the middle of January rather than the middle of March (this is when regular decision applicants will hear back from us).

If you are going to apply, be sure you have submitted all of the required materials so that we can begin to review your application. You can feel free to call our office at 401-254-3500 at any time for an application status check or help with questions regarding applying or admission into the University.

Another helpful hint for those applying into…

  • Architecture
  • Dance Performance
  • Elementary or Secondary Education
  • Graphic Design Communications
  • Creative Writing, or
  • Visual Arts

Make sure that you review our additional application requirements for these majors.

And just one more thing…COME VISIT US!!! We will have our last Fall Open House on November 14th and we offer tours and information sessions 6 days a week. We’d love to see you on campus :-)

Take care and see you soon!

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RWU Admissions: Behind Closed Doors…

RWU Admissions: Behind Closed Doors…

Hey All!

I decided to do something a bit different this week and make a video blog.  If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like behind those wooden doors in our beautiful Admissions Lobby, check this video out!

Special thanks to Matt for his incredible cameraman skillz!

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