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  • March 30th, 2015
    Holy Week/Easter and Passover Services

    During this week and next, Christians and Jews worldwide will be commemorating major religious holidays. Holy Week takes place this week and culminates with Easter Sunday on April 5. Passover begins on the evening of Friday, April 3, and runs through Saturday, April 11. Because these holidays occur during a long weekend, regular worship services on campus will not take place. A full list of churches and synagogues in the area is available at

    If you wish to attend Holy Week and Easter services, a list of churches in Bristol (all along bus routes) is provided here:

    For Jewish students who would like to attend a Passover Seder on April 3, please contact Rev. Nancy Soukup, Temple Shalom in Middletown has kindly offered to host RWU students but reservations are required.

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  • March 30th, 2015
    Shuttle this weekend

    The shuttle will be running on the Holiday/Weekend schedule on the following days and hours: Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. only, and on Sunday, April 5 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. only.

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  • March 30th, 2015
    MediaTech Service Hours for Easter Weekend

    MediaTech will reduce service over the Easter weekend as follows:
    Friday, April 3 (Good Friday): Closed
    Saturday, April 4: Closed
    Sunday, April 5: Open from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
    Monday, April 6: Return to regular service hours:
    Thanks and enjoy the Easter holiday weekend!

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  • March 29th, 2015
    Download Campus Safety App for a Chance to Win Prizes

    All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to download Rave Guardian – a new campus safety app available at the University that turns your phone into a personal safety device. The free app, available for both iPhone and Android smartphones, allows users to check in with family, friends, Public Safety or others you trust to help you stay safe.

    If you download the free Rave Guardian app and create an account with your school email address by March 31, you will be entered to win a number of prizes.

    • 1 Grand Prize winner will receive $1,000 to the RWU Barnes & Noble Bookstore.
    • 40 Second Prize winners will receive a high-performance fleece jacket.
    • 20 Third Prize winners will receive a stowaway day pack.
    • In addition to the individual prizes, the university or college that registers the highest percentage of their student body will win $1,000 for their student government.

    You can use the app to set a safety timer, create and send messages to your guardians, or initiate emergency help requests at the push of a button. Rave Guardian also can be used to send an anonymous tip to Public Safety if you see something on campus that looks out of place or dangerous.

    Find complete details and download instructions at

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  • March 28th, 2015
    Do You Believe in the Value of Your Education? Gifts to RWU Annual Fund to be Matched 5:1

    Put your money where your heart is and make a gift to the RWU Annual Fund! To encourage a culture of philanthropy on campus, Arlene Violet, an RWU Trustee, has generously agreed to make a $5,000 gift to the Annual Fund in order to match all student gifts 5:1.

    A gift of $5 will be matched with a $25 gift for a total of $30; a gift of $25 will be matched with a $125 gift for a total of $150. Your support, combined with that from other students, will make a lasting impact at RWU. Gifts to Roger Williams University have: Provided scholarships to students; expanded the number of Living Learning Communities in the residence halls; transformed the library into a Learning Commons; supported programs like Community Connections and the Community Partnerships Center (CPC); facilitated faculty/student collaboration.

    By making a gift to RWU, you demonstrate your belief in the value of your education. Put your money where your heart is and make your gift today at

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  • March 28th, 2015
    Faculty Regalia for Hooding Ceremony and/or Commencement 2015

    Do you need regalia for either the Hooding Ceremony and/or Commencement this year? If you are interested in renting your regalia, please notify the Bookstore by Thursday, April 30. Orders for faculty rental will be placed on Friday, May 1. Remember, the University pays for your rentals. If we have not heard from you by this date, regalia will not be ordered for you.

    Full-time Faculty: If you are interested in purchasing your regalia, please stop by the Bookstore for fabric swatches. You can choose between six (6) different fabrics for your custom regalia. Remember, in order to help defray the expense of purchasing your regalia, the University will pay $235.00 towards master's regalia and $410.00 towards doctorate regalia. Orders must be placed at the Bookstore by Thursday, April 16 to guarantee delivery for the Hooding Ceremony and Commencement.

    You will be able to pick up your regalia before the Hooding Ceremony on Tuesday, May 12. Please contact Michele at 401-254-3036 if you have any other questions.

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  • March 28th, 2015
    Graduating Students: Countdown to Commencement Week Information

    The Bookstore will hold its annual week-long event, Countdown to Commencement 2015, during the week of April 13 – 18. All graduating students are encouraged to come into the Bookstore during this time to pick up their regalia and take advantage of “in-store” special offers, including raffles for diploma frames, class ring discounts and a one-time discount off clothing [a special coupon is provided during “pick up”] for Countdown to Commencement week only!

    The Bookstore will continue to distribute caps and gowns every day from the start of this Countdown up until the day before Commencement on Friday, May 15. Save the date!

    For more information about the Countdown to Commencement 2015, or anything else about the Bookstore and Commencement, please pick up one of our brochures located at the following places on campus: the Bookstore, the Bursar's Office, the Career Center, the Hawk's Nest, the Library, the Commencement Office (Conferences), the Registrar's Office, and GHH Starbucks.

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  • March 28th, 2015
    Easter Weekend Fitness Center Hours

    The Fitness Center will be open from 12-5 p.m. on Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4. It will be closed on Sunday, April 5.

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  • March 22nd, 2015
    Summer Conference Staff Applications Available

    Are you looking for summer employment on campus? Do you enjoy being part of a team? Apply to be on the Summer Conference Staff by picking up an application from the Department of Residence Life and Housing. Applications will be available on March 30. All questions can be directed to or 401-254-3161.

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  • March 21st, 2015
    Winter Blowout Sale: 50% off All Fleece Jackets and Vests

    In celebration of spring, all fleece jackets and vest are 50% off at the Bookstore. Come into the Bookstore now for the best selection.

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