Roger Reunions

Roger Reunion Bristol 2021 will be held June 4-6, 2021.
Roger Reunion on the Road – June – August at a city near you!
Reunion Classes: 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, & 2016
We are also bringing back the Class of 2015 and Class of 1970 on this historic weekend! 

Over the summer, we are bringing Roger on the Road! Regional alumni receptions will take place, allowing those who are not able to make it to campus for Roger Reunion to have an opportunity to connect with their classmates and their alma mater while closer to home.

Golf tee times following the regional events are available at select event locations for an additional cost. Prices vary, reservations are required, and there is limited availability. If you are interested in playing golf please indicate on your registration or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@rwu.edu. Check out the prices detailed below in the "Roger Reunion on the Road" tab. 

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June 4-6Bristol, RIMain Campus (See schedule in tab below)Register Now
June 12Washington, D.C.Washington Marriott at Metro CenterRegister Now
June 13Southern NHLocation Coming Soon!Register Now
June 13Portland, MERising Tide Brewing CompanyRegister Now
June 26Miami, FLMiami Beach Golf ClubRegister Now
June 27Tampa, FLRiverhills Country ClubRegister Now
July 10Chicago, ILReserve 22 at Village Links of Glen EllynRegister Now
July 17Providence, RI Hotel ProvidenceRegister Now
July 17Worcester, MAAC hotel by Marriott WorcesterRegister Now  
July 22Long Beach, CAThe Reef on the WaterRegister Now
July 24Phoenix, AZRaven Phoenix Golf ClubRegister Now
July 31 Northern New Jersey Location Coming Soon!Register Now
July 31Fairfield, CT Metro Kitchen and BarRegister Now
August 7Albany, NYLocation Coming Soon!Register Now
August 7Hartford, CTRock Ledge Golf ClubRegister Now
August 14 North of BostonBlack Swan Country ClubRegister Now
August 14South of BostonPembroke Country ClubRegister Now
August 14Boston MetroCAPO RestaurantRegister Now
August 21 New York, NYLocation Coming Soon!Register Now
August 21Long IslandLocation Coming Soon!Register Now

*Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has implemented health and safety protocols for these events to keep guests and staff safe. We will adhere to public safety guidelines, including, but not limited to, contact tracing, required physical distancing, and mask-wearing at all times. Event protocols will be adjusted as needed in accordance with state and local guidelines. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. (as of March 30, 2021)

Questions? Please call the Office of Alumni Relations at (401) 254-3735 or email alumni@rwu.edu

Roger Reunion General Information

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Virtual Pre-Reunion Events


Thursday, May 6 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Classes of 2011 & 2015 Virtual Beer Tasting with Erika Johnson'15

Tuesday, May 11 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Class of 2016 Virtual Cooking Class with President Miaoulis

Monday, May 17 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Faculty Chat with Professor of Politics and International Relations June Speakman

 

Roger Reunion 2021 Schedule of Events*
*Subject to change in accordance with state guidelines

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Friday, June 4, 2021

9:00 am – 9:00 pm         
Check-in and Accommodations

North Campus Residence Hall, 1st Floor
Pick up nametags, event tickets, and room keys.

Opens at 9:00 am                                  
Reunion Headquarters and Hospitality Room

North Campus Residence Hall, Great Room, 2nd Floor
The Reunion Headquarters and Hospitality Room is a meeting place to catch up with fellow RWU alumni.  Find your reunion banner and check out your yearbook photo!

Alumni Memorial Wall
North Campus Residence Hall, Great Room
A Memorial Wall displaying the names of alumni lost, but not forgotten, in the past two years will be available during Roger Reunion. We encourage you to visit and share a memory or reflection.

9:00 am - 4:00 pm                                 
Barnes and Noble Bookstore

Lower level of the Commons
The bookstore will be open for alumni to stock-up on RWU apparel and merchandise. There will be an in-store coupon to apply to your entire purchase of clothing and giftware only.  Barnes & Noble will be offering a free car decal for the first 100 RWU alumnicustomers who purchase a minimum of $10.00 at the bookstore.

9:00 am – 4:00 pm                                
Alumni Career Advising Sessions

Available by appointment only; individual career advising session only to all Roger Reunion participants via Zoom. Meet with our Center for Career & Professional Development staff to review/update your resume, sharpen your interview skills, discuss career transitions, develop your personal branding and more.

11:00am - 5:00pm                              
14th Annual Ray Cordeiro Alumni Golf Classic ($)
Montaup Country Club, 500 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, RI

Shuttles will be available from North Campus Residence Hall beginning at 10:30 am.  Registration will begin at 11:00 am at club with 12:00 pm shotgun start.

11:00 am - 5:00 pm              
Campus Recreation Center

The Fitness Center hours: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm;
Swimming Pool hours: 11am- 1pm
Facilities are available for Roger Reunion participants. (subject to change)

9:00 am – 8:00 pm                               
Lawn Games
on the North Campus Residence Hall Quad all weekend

Disc Golf Course – check out the new 18-hole registered disc golf course on our waterfront. Bring your own equipment and play as you please!

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm                            
Waterfront Recreation Service

Kayaks are available for Roger Reunion participants or just enjoy a leisurely stroll along the shell path. (subject to change)

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm                             
Lobster/Steak Dinner
($)

Enjoy the most popular dinner on campus – are you a lobster or steak fan?
Upper Commons Dining Hall

10:00 pm – 12:00 am                         
Live Acoustic Music with Jay Dias

Great Room, North Campus Residence Hall

8:30 pm – 12:30 am                           
Shuttles to Bristol

Shuttles will run continuously from North Campus Residence Hall at walkway to the Judge Roy Bean at corner of State and Thames Street.

11:00 pm – 12:30 am                           
Late Night Pizza Party

North Campus Residence Hall, Great Room
The weekend wouldn’t be complete without pizza!
 

Saturday, June 5, 2021

9:00 am – 7:00 pm                                
Registration

9:00 am - 4:00 pm                                 
Barnes and Noble Bookstore

Lower level of the Commons
The bookstore will be open for alumni to stock-up on RWU apparel and merchandise. There will be an in-store coupon to apply to your entire purchase of clothing and giftware only.  Barnes & Noble will be offering a free car decal for the first 100 RWU alumnicustomers who purchase a minimum of $10.00 at the bookstore.

9:00 am – 8:00 pm                               
Lawn Games
on the North Campus Residence Hall Quad all weekend
Disc Golf Course – check out the new 18-hole registered disc golf course on our waterfront. Bring your own equipment and play as you please!

9:00 – 10:00 am                                  
Campus Tour (Student guide)

Visit your old stomping grounds and check out the new places on campus!

10:00 am – 11:00 am                            
Faculty Chats: Marine Biology & Wet Labs Tour (Associate Professor of Biology, Koty Sharp)

11:00 am - 5:00 pm                               
Campus Recreation Center

The Fitness Center hours: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm;
Swimming Pool hours: 11am- 1pm
Facilities are available for Roger Reunion participants. (subject to change)

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cooking Demonstration with Chef Jonathan Cambra (limited capacity of 20 registrants)

Outside of the Upper Commons(Rain location:  North Campus Residence Hall, Great Room)
Learn all about smoking proteins, vegetables and other items on RWU’s new outdoor smoker.

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm                              
Waterfront Recreation Service

Kayaks are available for Roger Reunion participants or just enjoy a leisurely stroll along the shell path. (subject to change)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm                             
Lunch – Upper Commons Dining Hall ($)

1:00 pm  - 2:00 pm                           
Faculty Chat 

RWU Future: Master Planning & More (Dean Steven White and Assistant Dean Greg Laramie)  (subject to change)

2:30 pm – 4:00pm                                
Roger Reunion Class Receptions ($)

45th Reunion (Class of 1976) – Bready Sailing Center/Deck
40th Reunion (Class of 1981) – Bready Sailing Center/Deck
35th Reunion (Class of 1986) – Bready Sailing Center/Deck
30th Reunion (Class of 1991) – Bready Sailing Center/Deck

25th Reunion (Class of 1996) – Bready Sailing Center/Deck

3:00 pm – 4:30pm                              
Roger Reunion Golden Anniversary Class Celebration
(Class of 1970 & 1971) ($)
Reception at the Residence with President Yannis Miaoulis (45 Ferry Road, Bristol, RI).
 Celebrating 50 years in Bristol with the first graduating class on campus and classmates. Reminisce on the Providence and Bristol college days while enjoying the company of fellow Golden Hawks!

4:45 pm – 5:45 pm                               
Alumni Awards Ceremony

GHH Atrium
Join President Miaoulis and guests as we celebrate the accomplishments of our amazing alumni at the Alumni Awards Ceremony. Outstanding individuals will be recognized with the Distinguished Alum of the Year Award and Young Alumni Achievement Awards. In addition to, new awards for reunion attendees.  (*Awards will also be presented on the road for reunion awardees)

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm                                
Taste of Rhode Island Dinner ($)

Join President Miaoulis for the All Reunion Classes Celebration during dinner. Designated tables for each class will be reserved.  
Upper Commons Dining Hall

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm                             
Roger ReunionClass Receptions ($)
5 Year Reunion (2015) MNS Atrium/Patio
5 Year Reunion (2016) GHH Atrium/Patio
10 Year Reunion (2011) Bready Sailing Center
15 Year Reunion (2006) Bready Sailing Center
20 Year Reunion (2001) Bready Sailing Center

8:30 pm – 12:30 am                             
Shuttles to Bristol

Shuttles will run continuously from North Campus Residence Hall at walkway to the Judge Roy Bean at corner of State and Thames Street.

10:00 pm – 12:00 am                           
Trivia Night

North Campus Residence Hall, Great Room

11:00 pm – 12:30 am                           
Late Night Party

North Campus Residence Hall, Great Room
The weekend wouldn’t be complete without some late night snacks!  With chicken fingers and mac ‘n’ cheese, your stomach will be pleased.


Sunday, June 6, 2021

8:00 am – 10:00 am                            
Room Check-out

North Campus Residence Hall, 1st Floor.                                                                 

7:00 am – 9:00 am                              
Alumni Breakfas($)

Upper Commons Dining Hal

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Cancellations will be accepted with full refunds until Friday, May 21, 2021 (two weeks prior to Roger Reunion). No refunds will be given after May 21, 2021 for any reason, including inclement weather.

Pre-registration is required for all events with a fee. No payments will be taken at an event. If you would like to attend an event during the weekend that you did NOT pre-register for, you MUST visit the registration room to check availability and pay prior to the event.

Pricing

Golf Package: The 14th Annual Ray Cordeiro Alumni Golf Classic and Lobster or Steak Dinner

$200/person

  • A round of golf at the Montaup Country Club in Portsmouth, RI.
  • Boxed lunch and a gift for joining the tournament.
  • Friday night Lobster or Steak Dinner.
  • $25.00 of your registration fee is a donation to the Blue & Gold Fund.

Roger Reunion Accommodations Package

Overnight Accommodations per person ……………….…………… $30 per night or $50 for two nights

Roger Reunion Meal Package
(Saturday breakfast, lunch and Sunday breakfast included)……………………………………………………………………………….………..$25 per person

Friday night Lobster/ Steak Dinner….…..……..……………………….………….. $55.00 per person

  • Children’s Dinner (10 and under)……………………………………………......…………………….…..…. $25.00 per child

Saturday Class Reunion Reception & Reunion Dinner  ……included in the Reunion Give and Go Campaign             

Additional guest…………………………………………….....……………………………$50 per person


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Roger Reunion on the Road features time with friends & fun along with brunch including a mimosa/bloody mary/beverage, alumni speaker, alumni presentation with prizes, and updates from President Miaoulis or University designee.

Brunch time: 10:30 am - 1:30pm

June 13     

Southern NH - Location coming soon!
Portland, ME - 
Rising Tide Brewing Company (103 Fox St, Portland, ME 04101)

June 12
Washington, D.C. - Washington Marriott at Metro Center (775 12th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005) 

June 26
Miami, FL - Miami Beach Golf Club* (2301 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33140)

June 27
Tampa, FL - Riverhills Country Club* (3843 Riverhills Drive, Tampa, FL  33604) 

July 10   
Chicago, IL - 
RESERVE 22 at The Village Links of Glen Ellyn*  (485 Winchell Way, Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137)

July 17
Providence RI - Hotel Providence (139 Mathewson Street, Providence, RI  02903)
Worcester, MA - AC Hotel by Marriott (125 Front Street, Worcester, MA 01608)
 
July 22
Long Beach, CA - 
Reef Restaurant (880 Harbor Scenic Drive, Long Beach, CA  90802) 

July 24
Phoenix, Arizona - Raven Phoenix Golf Club* (3636 East Baseline Road, Phoenix, AZ  85042)

July 31 
Northern New Jersey - Location coming soon!
Fairfield, CT - Metro Kitchen & Bar (52 Sanford St., Fairfield, CT 06824)

August 7      
Albany, NY - Location coming soon!
Hartford, CT - Rock Ledge Golf Club* (
289 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107)

August 14   
North of Boston - Black Swan Country Club* (258 Andover Street, Georgetown, MA 01833) 
South of Boston - Pembroke Country Club* (4 West Elm Street, Pembroke, MA 02359)
Boston Metro - Capo Restaurant (443 West Broadway, South Boston, MA  02127)

August 20 -21   
New York City - Location coming soon
Long Island, NY - Location coming soon

*Tee times are available for an additional cost; prices vary by location; reservations are required; limited availability. If you are interested in playing golf after the reunion brunch, please indicate on your registration form or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@rwu.edu 

Golf fees:

Miami - $129/pp
Tampa - $40/pp
Chicago -$68/pp (no cart) $89/pp (cart)
Phoenix - $45/pp
Hartford - $42/pp (no cart) $62/pp (cart) 
North of Boston - $84/pp
South of Boston - tba

Reunion Co-Chairs
Class of 2015: Mack Doyle, Jamie Warner
Class of 2016: Jim Kelley
Class of 2011: Patrick Byrne, Tom Maybury
Class of 1991: Mike Ayles, Michele Motta
Class of 1971: Daniel Dewey, John Card

Want to get involved in your Class Reunion? Below are some of the ways you can take part in your Reunion planning.

Roles
Reunion Co-Chair 
With support from the Office of Alumni Relations, plan your Reunion Reception and encourage classmates to attend, and make a Class gift!

Reunion Committee
Join the Reunion Committee to assist the Co-Chairs with planning and encourage classmates to attend!

Find your Class Facebook Page by clicking on your class year below. Join the page and reconnect with other classmates and get information about your Reunion.

1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, 20162015

For more information about Roger Reunion 2021, please email us at alumni@rwu.edu or call the Office of Alumni Relations at (401) 254-3735