Roger Williams University Commencement Ceremonies


We understand this was not how you expected to spend your final semester due to the current situation of COVID-19. Please know we empathize with you as we face the unknown as each day brings new changes and challenges.

We recognize Commencement is a special, celebratory time for you and your family and hope the situation dissipates so we are able to return to normal sooner rather than later. The Commencement Office, in collaboration with the RWU Emergency Response Team, is monitoring the current COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, no changes have been made to the schedule of Commencement ceremonies and events. If there are any changes, they will be posted here and communications will go out to students, faculty, and staff.

We encourage you to follow, which includes information on RWU’s planning efforts and links to public health resources including the website of the Centers for Disease Control.

Law students at commencementLaw Commencement

Roger Williams University Law students will be honored for their hard work and dedication by receiving their juris doctor degrees on Friday, May 15, 2020.


graduate studentsGraduate Commencement

Roger Williams University holds an expanded Graduate Hooding and an independent Commencement ceremony just for graduate students on Friday, May 15, 2020.


undergraduate students at commencementUniversity Commencement

Roger Williams University Undergraduate students will cross the Commencement stage and receive their degrees on Saturday, May 16, 2020.