Upcoming Alumni Events

Check back often as new programs continue to get added!
**Denotes RWU Law School Alumni Events

SEPTEMBER 2022:

22nd Annual RWU Law Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Tournament**
Sunday, September 11, 2022


Triggs Memorial Golf Course
1533 Chalkstone Ave
Providence, RI  02909

7:00 am - Registration
8:00 am - Shot Gun Start*
1:00 pm - Lunch
*Rain or Shine

All net proceeds benefit the RWU Law Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund.
Sponsorship opportunities are available!

Register Here


OCTOBER 2022:

Homecoming & Family Weekend
Friday, October 14 - Sunday, October 16, 2022

Registration and more details coming soon!


Roger Williams University Event Calendar

Cummings School of Architecture Events

RWU Law Campus Event Calendar

JUNE 2022:

24th Annual Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General Open Government Summit**
Friday, June 3, 2022

Alumni and Reunion Weekend 2022 - Includes special celebration of classes ending in 2 and 7
June 10-12, 2022

RWU Law Alumni Association Breakfast & Annual Meeting**
Thursday, June 23, 2022 


MAY 2022:

Champions for Justice**
Friday, May 6, 2022

A special evening that celebrates and supports the RWU Law School students, alumni, partners and friends whose exceptional devotion to social justice increases access to justice for all.


APRIL 2022:

The 2022 Bermont Talk with Sigrid Nunez, author of the 2018 National Book Award winner The Friend
Friday, April 1, 2022 at 7:00pm

Rogers Free Library - 525 Hope Street, Bristol RI

Virtual Book Talk with Author Deborah Tuerkheimer and Professor of Law Emily Sack**
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 from 6:15 - 7:15pm
Virtual Program (Zoom Webinar)

Equitea Book & Media Club
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

Selected Tea: Claude M. Steele's Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do

The RWU Equitea Book & Media Club is co-sponsored by RWU's Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion & the University Libraries

Racism Stops with Me: Virtual Event with Stephanie Akunvabey
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 from 6:00-7:00pm

Click here to learn more about the campaign: "Racism Stops with Me"
Click here to learn more about Stephanie Akunvabey

This event is being sponsored by the RWU Alumni of Color Network
 

Dr. Bruce Thompson Lecture Series in Public Health presents: 
Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH, Dean of Boston University School of Public Health 
Rethinking our approach to health after a pandemic: Lessons learned from Covid-19 

April 26, 2022 at 4:00 PM 
Via Zoom
Questions may be addressed to mmacphee@rwu.edu 

Integrating Doctrine & Diversity Speaker Series: Auditing Your Syllabus and Classroom Materials**
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 from 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual Program (Zoom Webinar)

This event is co-sponsored by Roger Williams University School of Law, City University of New York School of Law, and JURIST.

Hidden Truths: Stories of Race and Place Series for 2021-22
“Refugee Resettlement, Resilience, & Resistance: Southeast Asians Against State Violence” by Keith Catone, Executive Director of CYCLE, with Chanda Womack, of ARISE, and Sarath Suong, of Southeast Asian Freedom Network 
Thursday, April 28 at 7 p.m.

Click here for more information on the program.


MARCH 2022:

The 22nd Annual John Howard Birss, Jr. Memorial Program presents: “Two Places — the Inside Room and the Outside Room”
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 4:30pm

This virtual keynote panel, celebrating the work and life of author Carson McCullers, featured

  • Karen Allen (film actor and director)
  • Carlos Dews (ed. of McCullers’ unfinished autobiography and her Library of America collection)
  • Nick Norwood (Dir. Carson McCullers Center)
  • Jenn Shapland (author of the National Book Award nominated memoir, My Autobiography of Carson McCullers).


Thurgood Marshall Memorial Lecture Series**
"A Roadmap to Educational Excellence and Equity for Rhode Island"
Thursday, March 3, 2022 from 4:00-5:00pm

International Women's Day - Break the Bias
Tuesday, March 8 from 1:00-4:00pm

This year, RWU will participate in International Women's Day by celebrating women-identified students, staff and faculty through the lens of intersectionality and accountability. "Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias. Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality."- IWD 
 

Hidden Truths: Stories of Race and Place Series for 2021-22
“(Just)ice for Emmett” by Aaron Allen, Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies
Tuesday, March 8 at 7 p.m.

Click here for more information on the program.


Introduction to Mindfulness Practices for Focus and Stress Relief**
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 from 12:00-1:00pm

CLE Program sponsored by the RWU Law Alumni Association.
 

Providence Bruins vs. Bridgeport Islanders
Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 3:05 p.m.

Join other RWU Alumni to watch the Providence Bruins take on the Bridgeport Islanders. 


Open Door Speaker Series: Anatomy of a Commercial Lease presented by Michael A. Voccola, Esq. L'97**
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 from 5:00-6:00pm
This program has been approved for one (1) CLE hour in Rhode Island.
 

The 3rd Annual Women in Law Leadership Lecture featuring, Amy Barasch, Esq.**
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM ET

Amy Barasch Esq. is the Executive Director of Her Justice, a non-profit that connects over 7,000 low-income women and children who have legal needs in the areas of family, matrimonial and immigration law to pro bono attorneys every year. Ms. Barasch has devoted most of her career to the issue of intimate partner violence at nonprofits, government agencies, and law firms.


FEBRUARY 2022:

Equitea Book & Media Club
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.
Selected Tea: "You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame, Resilience, And The Black Experience" by Tarana Burke & Brene Brown

The RWU Equitea Book & Media Club is co-sponsored by RWU's Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion & the University Libraries

Hidden Truths: Stories of Race and Place Series for 2021-22
“Teaching Racial Democracy in a Latin American Studies Course” by Fernanda Righi, Lecturer of Spanish
Tuesday, February 16 at 7 p.m.

Click here for more information on the program.


 

DECEMBER 2021:

Law Alumni Association Holiday Reception**
December 9, 2021 at 5:30pm
Citizens Plaza Rotunda, Providence


NOVEMBER 2021:

“Hidden Truths: Stories of Race and Place” Series for 2021-22
“Europeans in India: A Story of Race and Empire” by Rupayan Gupta, Professor of Economics
Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m
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View event here at scheduled time.

Equitea Book & Media Club
Wednesday, Nov 17 at 3p.m.
Mary Tefft White 

 
Selected Tea: Minor Feelings: An Asian-American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

RWU's Inaugural First-Generation Day
November 4, 2021


OCTOBER 2021:

RWU Virtual Fall Internship & Career Fair
October 6, 2022 from 2:00-4:00pm

Through the virtual internship & career fair hosted on Handshake, alumni and students will have the opportunity to meet with employers in group and 1:1 video sessions. This fair is best suited for alumni 0-3 years out as employers at this particular event will be looking for recent grads for entry level positions and/or current students for internships. 

RWU Arts Alumni Exhibit Opening Night at Herreshoff Musuem
October 7, 2022 from 4:00-7:00pm
In Cages with Lions
An interdisciplinary Arts Exhibition featuring creative works from the performing, communication and visual arts. Curated by Alexander Castro '14, Providence based writer and critic. Co-sponsored by the Roger Williams Alumni Association. For more information, please contact Liz Duffy at eduffy@rwu.edu.

“Hidden Truths: Stories of Race and Place” Series for 2021-22
“An Uncomfortable Truth: How Law is Used as a Weapon To Oppress and Subjugate The Indigenous Peoples of New England” by James Diamond, Visiting Professor of Law 
October 11, 2022 at 7:30 p.m
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Homecoming and Family Weekend
October 21-24, 2021
Homecoming & Family Weekend is a time-honored tradition at Roger Williams University and we are excited to welcome Families and Alumni to our events this year.   

17th Annual Captain's Cup
October 23, 2021
We look forward to welcoming all Alumni, Family and Friends of RWU Sailing back to campus for a great day of sailing and hanging out with new and old friends. All the boats will be rigged by the undergrads, and the day includes continental breakfast, lunch, and awards dinner.
 


MARCH 2021:

March 3, 2021 
Daughter of Dissidents - Jewher Ilham & Akeda Pulati
Virtual Event presented in conjunction with Scholars at Risk, and Scholars at Risk’s Student Advocacy Seminar Programs.

March 15, 2021
Talking About Race Through Storytelling & Music (The 21st John H. Birss Memorial Lecture)
Virtual event presented in conjunction with the Mary Tefft White Endowment.

March 22, 2021
Novelist Adam Haslett (The 8th Annual Bermont Fellowship Public Talk)
Virtual event presented in conjunction with the Mary Tefft White Endowment, and Rogers Free Library’s Jane Bodell Fund.

March 31, 2021
Career Fair


APRIL 2021:

April 6, 2021
Virtual Trivia

April 22, 2021
Lunch & Learn Series
Alumni Panel: Public Relations, Communications and Marketing


JUNE & SUMMER 2021:

June 4-6, 2021
Roger Reunion Bristol
Celebrating the classes ending in 1 & 6!

June-August 2021
Roger on the Road

DECEMBER 2020:

December 9, 2020
Alumni Holiday Reception – Virtual Wine Tasting

December 16, 2020
Lunch & Learn - Careering for Hawks with CCPD


NOVEMBER 2020:

November 10, 2020
RWU Alumni Book Club Lunch Gathering

November 12, 2020
Bingo Night

November 18, 2020
Lunch & Learn: From RWU to ESPN with Steve Ackels ’94

November 19, 2020
Lunch & Learn: Meet the Alumni Board and share your ideas 


OCTOBER 2020:

October 3, 2020
Magician Trent James

October 4, 2020
Alumni Volunteer Gathering with Admissions

October 5, 2020
A Cash Course: Managing your Finances in College & After

October 7, 2020
RWU Virtual Internship & Career Fair Experience

October 8, 2020
Robert Pinsky – Poet and Former US Poet Laureate

October 10, 2020
Grayson DeWolfe

October 13, 2020
RWU Alumni Book Club - The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

October 14, 2020
Lunch & Learn - What an Admission Counselor Looks For
Tips & tricks to help your student navigate the college search process - Felicia Greco ’17, Admission Counselor.

October 15, 2020
Virtual Welcome to the City – Boston

October 19 – 24
Alumni Virtual Homecoming Week
Events included:

  • Keynote Address with President Miaoulis and Provost Everett
  • Job Search Strategies for the COVID Economy
  • 1950s, 60s 70s – Golden Decades Celebration
  • Athletics Reunion
  • Virtual Welcome to the City – Metro NYC
  • Virtual Trivia Night
  • Intercultural Center Reunion
  • Planned Giving Webinar - Planning for Your Future
  • Queer and Trans Networking Hour: Connecting Alumni with Current Students

October 26, 2020
Alumni of Color Network Conversation with Students 


SEPTEMBER 2020:

September 21, 2020
Patrolman Gregory W. Bolden '98 M'05 Scholarship Event 
In lieu of an annual golf tournament and dinner, we held a virtual cocktail hour.

September 23, 2020
Responding to COVID-19: Lessons from the AIDS Epidemic
Former US Congressman Henry Waxman in conversation with Boston Globe reporter Edward Fitzpatrick

September 26, 2020
Winner of the Voice Javier Colon

September 28, 2020
Resume Day

September 29, 2020
Outside of Quarantine: The Economy, Jobs & Career in an Uncertain Time