RWU Spirit!!!

RWU Spirit!!!

We can feel it on the RWU campus……as Orientation is in full affect the RWU community is vibrant!!! Students and parents are making RWU their home away from home and it’s definitely exciting to witness it first-hand. Students are proud wearing their new RWU gear and building friendships that will last forever. For students, it’s the beginning of a new chapter as a young adult. There are lots to take in especially after just a day and a half of information overload but trust me you will love every minute of it. We look forward to your arrival in August!!!……………..KUDOS to the Orientation Team!!!

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Smiley Faces Everywhere!!!

Smiley Faces Everywhere!!!

This past weekend RWU held its Accepted Students Day back to back on Saturday and Sunday. It was our biggest turn out yet as there were tons of accepted students and their families gracing the RWU campus. It was a little chilly and the sun was out but most importantly students were able to witness first-hand what RWU is all about. RWU’s faculty, staff and current students came together to pull off informative academic presentations, tours and panels. Great Job Team!!!

Chocolate FountainSo for those accepted students who have yet to experience an ASD what are you waiting for…you still have a chance to register for April 9th or April 10th and attend. Don’t pass up the opportunity to celebrate your acceptance here on campus. If you have any questions about ASD give us a call at (401) 254-3500. I forgot to mention the chocolate fountain was once again a major hit!!! Hope to see you there :)

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Founders Day 2011

Founders Day 2011

Roger Williams University celebrated a new Valentine’s Day tradition with its first Founders Day, held exactly 55 years after the University’s original leadership team received its charter from the Rhode Island Secretary of State on Feb. 14, 1956.

Check out this video on the history of RWU.

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Love is…

Love is…

Hey Everyone!

Valentine’s Day is upon us once again, and whether you’re single or taken, it’s still a great time to reflect on the things we love.  With that being said, I thought I’d talk to you a little about the things that I love about RWU.

First things first…the students. I know I may be a bit partial because I work here, but RWU students are seriously some of the best around. What?  Still don’t believe me?  Fine…check out some examples.  Meredith, a senior, just scored an AMAZING job with a Big Four accounting firm. Aside from that, she has some pretty fantastic taste in music. Then there’s Kaila, a star student that’s currently a junior. Kaila works in our office and holds a couple other campus jobs. She’s always willing to help out in any way she can, even if it means delivering something cross-campus in a snow storm. There’s also Andy, a recent RWU grad who still keeps me updated on all that he’s doing.  He’s working as a teacher in Connecticut and recently got hired to be the track coach, as well. I could go on, but you’re probably saying to yourself, “So what? Who cares? Tell me what else you love.”

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IT’S A WINTER WONDERLAND!

IT’S A WINTER WONDERLAND!

Hello All,

My name is Eric Schmigle; Class of 2000, and I am thrilled to be back working with the Admissions Team at Roger Williams University, but more importantly working for my alma mater.   As an undergraduate I worked in the admissions office giving guided tours, answering questions at Accepted Student Day’s and Open House events.

Once I graduated, I was offered a full-time counselor position in the admissions house.  Almost six years passed and I decided that it was time to see what else the world had to offer. When I left admissions in 2006, I had the opportunity to work for my family’s construction business; designing and building homes, and just this last year work for a state university in South Carolina.  Since I have been back on campus, I have learned more about what’s new and exciting at RWU.  For example, the University Communications team created an awesome site, the “Media Room“, informing the local community of current news at RWU.

How is everyone holding up with our record breaking snowfall this year?  I know I am ready to see the green grass and the mercury start rising so I can enjoy a little kayaking.  That reminds me, I have not talked about our athletic programs. Our 2009-2010 school year was one of the most successful years in our school history. We had seven conference championships, one NCAA Tournament appearance, and two ECAC appearances.  More importantly, some of our student athletes were recognized as being Academic All-Americans.  Check out our athletic website to see how our winter sports are handling The Commonwealth Coast Conference.

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Lastly, if you have been keeping up with our blogs you know that all of our Early Action decision letters have all gone out.  Congratulations and welcome to the Class of 2015.  If you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at admit@rwu.edu.  This week we are excited to inform you that we will be sending out our first batch of Regular Decision letters, so keep a close eye on your mailbox.

If you still have questions about your application, please give us a call anytime at 401-254-3500.

Go Hawks!!

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It’s crunch time

Sorry it’s been so long. I’ve been totally slacking. There’s just been so much going on. For starters…the semester is almost over. I can’t believe it. It’s flown by! Between concerts, classes and catching up with friends…it feels like I blinked and now all of a sudden it’s December. Well…tonight is what CEN is hoping will become a new RWU holiday tradition–the Freezy Bikini Benefit Run. It’s a mile run through campus to benefit Toys for Tots–followed by hot chocolate and cookies in the Hawk’s Nest. Next week is the Winter Illumination, which is always fun–we light a tree in the middle of campus, have hot chocolate and cider, kettle corn and decorate our own gingerbread cookies. Then…it’s time for finals…yikes! But…the good news is–after finals, we’re all on break for a month! I can’t wait to see everyone from home!

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