Congratulations, Class of 2020!

A Message from President Miaoulis

To members of the Class of 2020:

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YOU are now a Roger Williams graduate. Congratulations and welcome to the family of alumni of Roger Williams University.

This weekend, the RWU Community – students, faculty and staff,  in all the places we are – celebrates the Class of 2020, in small ways now, and we look forward to giving you the in-person Commencement ceremony you deserve at a later date.

Now, go change the world! And stay connected to each other and to Roger Williams. We can’t wait to have you back on campus next year for an amazing Commencement ceremony.

Yannis Miaoulis
President, RWU

Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony
Sunday, May 23, 2021

More information to follow on the Commencement website.

2020 Graduates

Here Mikayla Berteletti leads the Class of 2020 in the time-honored tradition of Turning the Mortarboard Tassel.

We congratulate all of our RWU graduates!

Your Graduating Class

Messages from the Deans

Deans from across the University salute this year's graduates. 

Hear from Your Deans

Congratulate the Class of 2020

Please share a congratulatory message for our graduating Hawks!

Share a Message

You can still have your cap & gown delivered directly to your home so you can mark this occasion with those that are close to you! If you’d like your cap & gown mailed to your home, please visit this website:  Your regalia is already paid for, you would just need to pay a $8.00 shipping and handling fee.  The deadline to order your regalia is Wednesday, July 15.  After this date, the website will reopen in April 2021.

We know this cannot make up for the postponed ceremonies, but hopefully gives you the option to mark the occasion in your own way.

Cords and/or stoles are distributed by the respective program or department.  Please contact your advisor for details on specific cords.

Please note: Keep your regalia in good condition and in a safe place. Students are responsible for replacing their lost or damaged regalia in their possession.

The campus is currently closed. Caps & gowns are shipped directly from the supplier.  If you choose to not have your regalia shipped, you will need to pick it up the day before the new ceremony date. Stay tuned on that date.

Questions regarding cap & gown?  Contact the Bookstore HERE.

Students’ honors will be calculated based on their cumulative GPAs at the end of their final semester.  Honors tassels will be mailed to students’ addresses with their diploma covers in September.  Please see the “Graduation with Honors” section under Academic Regulations and Policies in the Academic Catalog (click HERE) for questions regarding the calculation of honors.

Questions? Contact the Registrar's Office HERE.

The Registrar’s Office will begin conferring the degrees of May graduates in June, once all students have had the opportunity to choose the Pass/No Pass option for their Spring courses.  May diplomas will be directly mailed to students’ from the diploma company.  Students should expect to receive their diplomas in the mail in mid-July.   

Diploma covers will be mailed with any honor tassels in September, with the exception of students that have a financial hold.

Students can check the status of their degree conferral on their unofficial transcript on Roger Central.

Questions? Contact the Registrar's Office HERE.

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Please reach out to for EPS files or any questions regarding logo usage and guidelines. Thank you!

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Members of the Senior Class have been celebrating together on social media this week, especially on Instagram and Twitter, following these themes:

RWU Swag Sunday
Campus Memories Monday
Tag-A-Friend Tuesday
Get Involved Wednesday
Throwback Thursday
Favorite Event Friday