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International Orientation is mandatory for all new international students, and is designed to provide you with an early start on your RWU experience.

Not only will you prepare to face college life, but you will also make friends that will last throughout your college years and beyond. During orientation you will have the opportunity to meet many of your new classmates and university staff members who will assist you during your first year.

Our program provides the unique opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues with officials from throughout the University, including staff from health services, campus safety and academic departments.

International Ambassadors & Orientation Advisors

You will also get to know the International Ambassadors & Orientation Advisors - returning RWU students who will help you make a smooth transition to RWU. These experienced international and U.S. students will be there to answer any question you might have about this exciting new part of your life. Before you begin to think orientation is all work and no play, know that the program includes some great social activities as well, such as trips, social meals and nightly activities. Your International Ambassadors will meet with you throughout the sememster to help you have a smooth transition into the university. In addition, they will be available to answer any questions you may have. 

At the time you check-in for International Student Orientation, you will officially become a Roger Williams University student. It is not only a time for you to learn about Roger Williams University, but also to learn more about yourself. Our extensively trained orientation staff will be available during the program to answer any questions you may have and make you feel at home. Orientation is an exciting way to start your life at Roger Williams.

During Orientation you will:

  • Learn about what it is like to live and study in the U.S.
  • Get tips on succeeding academically
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Take placement tests and register for classes
  • Receive information on your immigration status
  • Go shopping to get essential items for your dorm room
  • Learn about campus job opportunities
  • Meet faculty to discuss your course of study
  • Find out about getting actively involved on campus
  • Learn about campus policies and available student services
  • Participate in campus traditions and events
  • Get valuable advice on making a successful transition to college life

For more orientation information visit the Orientation Website, or email them at: