Homecoming & Family Weekend

Friday, October 14-Sunday, October 16, 2022

The Homecoming & Family Weekend Logoplanning committee is hard at work to ensure a great weekend for all who attend and participate. This fun-filled fall weekend includes events such as, Casino Night, the Autumn Festival, and our 5K Road Race, along with games and matches of our Athletics teams, student performances, campus tours, networking opportunities, as well as other family-friendly events and outdoor activities. With such a variety of things to do, there's sure to be something for everyone to enjoy. 

Register here for your Homecoming & Family Weekend 2022 tickets, we ask that you register for the complimentary events to assist us in planning purposes.

Please see below on how to create an account to purchase your tickets and details on the schedule of events.

For information on local accommodations, restaurants, and Bristol, visit Explore Bristol

Click here to see the full schedule of events for the weekend

A majority of our Homecoming and Family Weekend events are complimentary but do have space capacity, and we ask that you register for those events that you are interested in.  We welcome everyone to our athletic competitions.

Families and Alumni will need to check in at our Registration Table during the weekends events.

RWU utilizes the RWU Tickets webpage for Homecoming and Family Weekend Ticket purchases.  

If you have purchased tickets for a previous event, you are able to log in and purchase tickets.

Guests who need to create a new General Public account should follow the instructions below:

1. Click Register as New Customer
2. Complete the information listed under General Public
3. Click Register as General Public
4. Set up your Customer Information, Billing Information and Shipping Information
5. You will see all of our available events, select your event that you wish to purchase
6. Click Get Tickets
7. Select the number of tickets needed for quantity and click Find Tickets
8. Please complete all necessary information
9. Select in Delivery Method: E-Ticket
10. Finally, select Checkout under Secure Payment

Please note that you will have 20 minutes to make your selection or the tickets will be removed from your Cart.

The 2022 Athletics Hall of Fame Induction will take place on Friday, October 14 in Global Heritage Hall (GHH).

Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of:

  • Paul Alzapiedi ’98 – Men’s Soccer
  • Joanne Carberry ’87 – Women’s Basketball
  • Bill Curtis ’92 – Men’s Lacrosse
  • Mariah Kaiser ’16 – Women’s Soccer
  • LeEllen Lewis ’08 – Softball (has deferred until 2023)
  • Team – 1992 Men’s Lacrosse Team

We will have a reception at 6:00 (cash bar), with dinner and the ceremony beginning at 6:30p.

Please use the link below to register. 

Athletics Hall of Fame 2022 Registration

Alumni Games

We are excited to welcome back our Alumni for several games taking place over the course of Homecoming and Family Weekend. Alumni from any of these sports who are interested in playing should contact the head coach listed below for more information. 

  • Field Hockey: Fri Oct 14 @ 6pm, Turf Field - Jill Reeve (jreeve@rwu.edu)
  • Women's Soccer: Sat Oct 15 @ 11am, Turf Field - Tim Moody (tmoody@rwu.edu)
  • Softball: Sat Oct 15 @ 11am, Softball Field - Joyce Maudie (jmaudie@rwu.edu)
  • Men's Ice Hockey: Sat Oct 15 @ 3pm, Portsmouth Abbey - Brian Torello '94 (btorello@rwu.edu)
  • Women's Lacrosse: Sat Oct 15 @ 5pm, Turf Field - Amanda Magee '10 (amagee@rwu.edu)
  • Men's Lacrosse: Sat Oct 15 @ 6pm, Turf Field - Kevin Gould (kgould@rwu.edu)
  • Wrestling: Sun Oct 16  @ 10am, Field House - Jon Egan '05 (jegan@rwu.edu)
  • Swim: Sun Oct 16 @, 10am, Pool - Matt Emmert (memmert@rwu.edu)

The 18th Annual Captain's Cup Regatta will be held on Saturday, October 15th.

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.

Per the usual, all the boats will be rigged by the undergrads, and the day includes continental breakfast, lunch, and awards dinner.

All proceeds from the Captain's Cup Regatta will go to the Sailboat Replacement Fund. Thanks to the generosity of the McGraw Family and many others we were able to place an order for a new fleet of Zim FJs which are expected in August 2023.

Additionally, we are looking to turn over our fleet of 2014 z420s. A new fleet of 6-420s, a $60,000 investment, will ensure that RWU Sailing has the equipment we need to continue to compete at the highest levels of College Sailing.

Email Head Coach Amanda Callahan (acallahan@rwu.edu) with any questions.

Click here to register or sponsor the event

Schedule of Events

9:30am - Competitor's Meeting  
Bagels donated by Bristol Bagel Works

10:00am-3:00pm - Racing
Lunch provided by the Alumni Office, soups donated by Blount Fine Foods

6:00-7:00pm - Raw Bar/Cocktail Reception
Smart casual attire is recommended.

7:00-10:00pm - Dinner/Awards

**All sponsors will be recognized on event marketing materials and signage at the event.**

The Homecoming & Family Weekend Planning Committee continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will be following recommendations set by the University and the Rhode Island Department of Health.

Complete information regarding health and safety protocols can be found on our Reopening Roger website.