Class of 2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony and Grad Walk

Live Grad Walk

In the Gymnasium

8-8:30 a.m. University College

8:30-9 a.m. School of Architecture Art & Historic Preservation

9:30-11:30 a.m. Feinstein School of Social and Natural Sciences

noon to 2 p.m. Feinstein School of Humanities, Art & Education

In the Field House

8-9 a.m. School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management

9:30-11:30 a.m. Mario J. Gabelli School of Business

noon-2 p.m. School of Justice Studies

National Anthem

Zuri Maria Soto '21

Welcome

President Miaoulis

Dr. Ioannis N. Miaoulis is the eleventh president of Roger Williams University.

Timothy E. Baxter, ’83, P’13, P’15, H’15

Chairman's Remarks

Excellence in Teaching Awards

Maija Benitz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Engineering

Ashley Phenix

Adjunct Professor, Biology, Marine Biology and Environmental Science

Anjali Ram, Ph.D.

Professor, Communication and Media Studies

Student Address

Shannon Leigh DeFranza '21

Student Commencement Speaker

Keynote Commencement Speakers

In addition to delivering Keynote Addresses, Lorén Spears and Sagamore Winds of Thunder will receive honorary degrees.

Lorén Spears

Executive Director, Tomaquag Museum

Sagamore Winds of Thunder

of the Council of Seven Royal House/Pokanoket Tribe/Pokanoket Nation

Welcome to the Alumni Association

Nibal Awad ’12

Alumni Association President

Turning of the Tassel

Kady Breanne Long ’21

Congratulations from the Deans

Dean Susan McTiernan

Mario J. Gabelli School of Business

Dean Stephen White

School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation

Associate Dean Jeffrey Meriwether

Feinstein School of Humanities, Arts and Education

Interim Associate Dean Janet Baldwin

School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management

Dean Eric Bronson

School of Justice Studies

Dean Benjamin Greenstein

Feinstein School of Social and Natural Sciences

Dean Gena Bianco

University College