Hello from Roger Williams University Office of Undergraduate Admissions!!

It’s hard to believe that we are already half-way through our travel season.  I have had the pleasure of visiting schools in the North and South Shore area of Massachusetts as well as the Boston and Cape area this travel season.  Check out “RWU on The Road” to see if an admissions representative will be visiting your school in the near future.

Just a few weeks ago we had our first Fall Open House!  If you were unable to attend our September Open House don’t sweat it because we have one coming up on Sunday, October 28th from 9:00am-1:00pm.  During our Open House you will have an opportunity to meet with our dedicated faculty, admissions and financial aid counselors, coaches from our 20 varsity sports, clubs and organizations, current students, and even tour our beautiful Bristol campus. 

Next weekend is our Homecoming and Family Weekend!  This takes place every October and is always well attended by our current students, parents and alums.  The weekend includes Athletic Events, Alumni Events, Casino Night, Midnight Madness, Homecoming King and Queen Coronation, Homecoming Luncheon, Family Information Sessions, Saturday Night Comedy Show, Autumn Festival and much more. 

I am looking forward to Homecoming because we are going to have our first Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony.  The first class of the Hall of Fame will include Ed Randolph ‘82 (Men’s Basketball), Sharon Castelli ‘86 (Women’s Volleyball, Women’s Basketball, Softball), Matt Walby ‘94 (Equestrian), Stuart Hulke ‘00 (Men’s Soccer), the 1999 Men’s Soccer team, Ray Cordeiro (Baseball) and Dave Kemmy (Wrestling).  Go Hawks

Lastly, feel free to contact our Undergraduate Admissions office at 800-458-7144 or email us at admit@rwu.edu if you have any questions, concerns or would like to schedule a time to visit our campus!

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WELCOME CLASS of 2016

This week begins our official welcome week to RWU. We are presently hosting an Orientation program for new international/transfer/freshman/graduate students and their families this week. However, many of our new students joined us during our June Orientation programs and we look forward to meeting all of you again during move in and convocation on Saturday, August 25th Our upperclassmen will be moving back on Monday, August 27th.  We look forward to seeing everyone; we have missed you and look forward to hearing all about your great summer vacations!!!

Throughout the summer many offices on campus have been planning various programs for our incoming and returning students. Our entire freshman class will be participating in our fantastic and exciting 5th annual Community Connections program !!!!

Community Connections 2012

On August 27, 2012, approximately 1,200 members of the RWU community – including incoming students, current students, staff, and faculty – will represent the University in the local community during our 5th annual Community Connections program.  Approximately 75 community-based, non-profit organizations will benefit from the energy and talent of RWU students, faculty and staff.  Organizations may include nursing homes, park and recreation departments, schools, churches, and historic sites.

The Admission staff wishes everyone a wonderful and successful school year.  Please stop in the Admission office to say hi and if we can assist you in anyway don’t hesitate to ask…….

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Thanks for the Memories Class of 2012

Thanks for the Memories Class of 2012

RWU celebrated its 42nd commencement this past Saturday, May 19th, 2012, on a beautiful, cloudless, sunny day. 1,120 students received their degrees; in addition 183 law school degrees were awarded on Friday, May 20th, 2012.

Madeline K. Albright, nominated by President William Clinton in 1966, former US ambassador to the United Nations, and 1st female Secretary of State, gave the commencement address. She urged our students to make sure everything you do “enriches your journey on this earth.”

On behalf of the Admission Office we want you to know that we will miss each and every one of you especially those who worked for the Admissions Office at RWU.  We personally wish to thank Brittney, Katie, Marissa, Rosa, Amber, Hilary, Jackie, Julia and Kristen for your endless hours of devotion, tours, meeting with families, attending OPEN HOUSES and ACCEPTED STUDENT DAYS, answering phones and working on endless projects. You will always be remembered, truly missed, but we wish you a lifetime of happiness and success.

Until we meet again…  Au revoir and enjoy  !!!!!!!

THE ADMISSION STAFF

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Graduation is almost here! Congratulations to the class of 2012!

Here at Roger Williams University, Graduation for the class of 2012 is fast approaching and to all of the graduating seniors, I can say without hesitation that the message I’ve heard repeatedly from all offices on campus is that you will be missed. To all of the seniors that I have come in contact with and especially those that have worked here in the admission office, it is truly sad to see you go but I know you will all continue to do great things after graduation. It is important to me to note that I said “after graduation” and not “in the real world” because that is an expression that has always bothered me, when people refer to graduating as entering the “real world”. I assure you that as you move forward in life nothing will be more “real” than the friends, contacts, experiences and lessons that you have accumulated throughout your college years, both inside and outside of the classroom.
With that in mind, my advice to the graduating class of 2012 is stay in touch. It will seem easy at first and grow harder over time but it is a pursuit that is well worth the effort. Put aside time during your week to call or text friends, to hear their stories and catch up on what is happening in each other’s lives. Write thank you letters and email updates to the university faculty and staff who have worked with you and who will continue to work with you as job references and advisors for the decisions that lie ahead. Don’t let yourself lose touch as you move forward, because the network you have built during your college years will be instrumental in your life both personally and professionally, and have an impact on the amazing places I am sure you will all go. In the wise words of Dr. Seuss:
“You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”

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What A Difference A Day Makes…

What A Difference A Day Makes…

In the last blog I reported no snow. Well… Tower with Snow

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Oh, the weather outside looks- Wait, it’s actually kinda nice…

Oh, the weather outside looks- Wait, it’s actually kinda nice…

If anyone is looking to return to campus for the start of the spring semester to the quads covered in a blanket of soft, white, powdery snow, you might be disappointed. Although there is snow in the forecast (not sure how much), but for the light dusting last week, which disappeared by midday, the surprise October storm has been it for snow this winter. So what does that leave us? Well, on these brisk, sunny days, with crystal clear skies above the barren trees, the unobstructed views of our pristine campus, the panoramic views of the bay and Mt. Hope Bridge, our snowless campus is spectacular! Late afternoon sunsets bathe the library, GHH and Gabelli in a postcard-worthy warm glow. Snow or no snow, winter at RWU is still quite the wonderland…4GHH View

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