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. 

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June 4-6Bristol, RI*Main Campus (See schedule in tab below)Registration Closed
June 11Washington, D.C.Washington Marriott at Metro CenterRegistration Closed
June 26Tampa, FLThe C HouseRegistration Closed
July 9Chicago, ILMaggiano's Little Italy at Clark & GrandRegistration Closed
July 16Providence, RI Hotel ProvidenceRegistration Closed
July 22Long Beach, CAPortuguese Bend DistilleryRegistration Closed
July 23Phoenix, AZCulinary DropoutRegistration Closed
July 30Fairfield, CT 55 Wine Bar & Wood GrilleRegister Now
August 6Washington, D.C.Washington Marriott at Metro Center Register Now
August 14Boston MetroCAPO RestaurantRegister Now
Fall 2021New York CityTBD 
Fall 2021Long Island, NYTBD 
Fall 2021New JerseyTBD 




*Masking

  • For guests that are not vaccinated guests, masks are required at all indoor functions and strongly encouraged when in crowded situations outside when within six feet of others. 
  • For vaccinated guests, you have the option to wear or remove your mask in both indoor and outdoor settings based on your personal comfort and safety level.

The health and safety of all of our guests is our top priority and that is what allowed RWU to deliver in person classes all year long for our students this past year. As you visit this reunion weekend, we ask for you to show your Hawk community spirit and be respectful of each other as we navigate this time together. We want everyone to feel safe and comfortable while being together back on campus and enjoying the weekend.

Please refer to the guideline poster from CDC for vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/pdfs/choosingSaferAct.pdf

**Event protocols will be adjusted as needed in accordance with state and local guidelines. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. 

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

Roger Reunion General Information

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

Center for Career & Professional Development is offering the following for alumni: 

Thursday June 3rd, 11:00am-11:45am - CCPD Virtual Gallery on Three Resources Available for Alumni  

Hear from the Center for Career & Professional Development in a short series of virtual tutorials on three useful career-related resources available to you as an alumni!  

  • 15 minutes on The Roger Connection – Online networking platform exclusive to the RWU community  
  • 15 minutes on LinkedIn Learning – On demand video learning platform that provides
    thousands of video courses taught by industry experts on a variety of topics  
  • 15 minutes on Big Interview – An online program that offers interview practice and lessons for RWU alumni  


ZOOM WEBINAR LINK- https://rwu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hWRxqVjSTuuey3E1TpNk3A 


Thursday June 3rd, 2:00pm-2:45pm - CCPD Virtual Gallery on Three Resources Available for Alumni  
Hear from the Center for Career & Professional Development in a short series of virtual tutorials on three useful career-related resources available to you as an alumni!  

  • 15 minutes on The Roger Connection – Online networking platform exclusive to the RWU community  
  • 15 minutes on LinkedIn Learning – On demand video learning platform that provides
    thousands of video courses taught by industry experts on a variety of topics  
  • 15 minutes on Big Interview – An online program that offers interview practice and lessons for RWU alumni  

ZOOM WEBINAR LINK - https://rwu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_D_2m8qgPRNOeWfwzO7fCsA 


Friday June 4th, 45 minute 1:1 sessions -  CCPD 1:1 Virtual Career Check Ins – by appointment only, check in with Career Center Staff in a 1:1 virtual session.  
 

Roger Reunion Bristol Schedule 
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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 to run continuously from North Campus Residence Hall to the Citizens Banks at 464 Hope 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)
*closed toe shoes & pants required for the wet lab tour 

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)  
SAAHP Auditorium 

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

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

25th Reunion (Class of 1996) – Bready Sailing Center
20 Year Reunion (Class of 2001) Bready Sailing Center
15 Year Reunion (Class of 2006) Bready Sailing Center

10 Year Reunion (Class of 2011) Bready Sailing Center

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 Spirit awards for reunion attendees and a Hawk award for students. 
        Distinguished Alum of the Year - Sharon Castelli '86
        Young Alumni Achievement Award - Omar Bah '10 M'14
        Roger Williams Spirit Award - Mackenzie Doyle '15, Jamie Warner '15, Jim Kelley '16
        Roger Williams Hawk Award - Class of 2020 Officers - Mikayla Berteletti’20; Kevin Deeb’20; Allison Klein’20; Mia Joyce’20 and 
        Class of 2021 Officers - Kady Long'21, Judith Suffrard'21, Mia Bettencourt'21, Basia Bibbo'21, Ben Manning'21

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) GHH Atrium/Patio
5 Year Reunion (2016) GHH Atrium/Patio

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

Shuttles to run continuously from North Campus Residence Hall to the Citizens Banks at 464 Hope 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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Roger Reunion Bristol Policies and Arrival Information

Pre-registration is required for all events with a fee. 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


Register Now
 

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