If you are visiting RWU’s campus this summer, I highly recommend visiting the historic downtown of Bristol. Roger Williams University is located only a few minutes away and you will be pleasantly surprised of what Bristol has to offer. Visit Historic Bristol to learn more about one of New England’s hidden treasures.
If you cannot get enough of the beautiful coastline of Rhode Island I recommend traveling only 30 minutes up the road to Newport, RI.
Newport has its own feel with fine dining, shopping on Thames Street and scenic walking tours of historic mansions. If you feel adventurous you can always make reservations on one of the many sailboats that offer tours of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay.
Lastly, when leaving RI and if time allows I recommend visiting Providence, RI. Providence has its own shopping on Thayer Street,Federal Hill for Italian food dining and WaterFire which I always take advantage of over the summer.
PS. Visit our campus visit page to sign up for a student guided campus tour!!
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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: http://www.visitrhodeisland.com/ 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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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!!!Read More
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!
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It’s summertime here in Admissions which makes for one of my favorite times of the year! Not only is the weather sunny and warm (for the most part) it also means exploring some of the best parts of Bristol with my WBFFL (Work Best Friend For Life) Kristina. Each Friday Kristina and I take lunch and try to go somewhere different in the Bristol area. Lemme give you the scoop on some of our adventures and the places you need to check out in the area when you come for a visit.
This is a place that we may have enjoyed a couple of different times…! The food here is delish and it’s operated by such friendly staff. Kristina and I went a few weeks back and sat and ate outside. It’s located right in the heart of downtown Bristol, which made for a nice spot to people watch. I highly recommend the quesadillas.
Mmmmmm……ice cream ::makes Homer Simpson drool face:: Anyone who knows me knows that ice cream is one of the few things I can’t resist. Gray’s is ice cream that doesn’t disappoint! All of the ice cream is homemade and boy does it taste it. My personal favorite is Peanut Butter and Kristina can’t leave without a cup of Coffee Chip. Gray’s has a few locations, one of which is located on a dock in downtown Bristol. Perfect for a warm, summer day!
Kristina and I went to this store a couple of weeks ago when I was looking for a gift for a friend’s birthday. The Knotty Dog is a gift shop where most items are made from reclaimed or recycled materials. The emphasis at the store is “hand-made pieces from American artists.” It’s great knowing that you found a truly unique gift! I can’t tell you exactly what I bought because I haven’t given it yet, but I’m sure my friend Rebekah will love it!
Kristina needed to get some stationary (ya know so she could write me notes about how amazing I am.) She found some really pretty, pink stationary with small polka dots. The store had a lot of other great cards and gift ideas, so I would suggest visiting next time you’re in Bristol. And, in case you’re wondering, I’m still waiting on that note from Kristina…
No matter how old you get, there’s still something about going into a toy store. We went in on a whim with really no purpose to buy anything. Flash forward to both of us leaving with a bag in hand. Kristina bought this pretend cake that she said reminded her of a toy that she and her sister played with when they were younger and I bought a sock monkey, because frankly, they’re super-cool.
I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit about some of the cool shops and restaurants located in Bristol! Remember, try to allot a little time after your campus tour to check out and explore some of the things our town has to offer!
Catch ya’ later!
Summer 2011!!!! Did you know that Bristol, RI is home to Roger Williams University and was settled in 1680? Since 1785 Bristol has hosted the oldest continuous July 4th parade in America!!! RWU is a ½ hour from Providence, a ½ from Newport, and an hour and ½ from Cape Cod and the Islands. Bristol, RI is surrounded by two bays of the Atlantic Ocean so if you plan a college road trip this summer combine it with a great family vacation destination. Should you wish to consider the affordable accommodations at our Baypoint Inn & Conference Center you can call 401.254.7300 for availability and rates.
Visit this RI tourism website. Enjoy your summer. We look forward to seeing you…..