Alumni & Reunion Weekend 2023
REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Join us June 2-4, 2023. Drive down One Old Ferry Road and take a walk down Roger Williams memory lane!
Alumni & Reunion Weekend 2023 is open to all alumni,
this year we will pay special tribute to the following Reunion classes:
Class of 2018 - 5th Reunion (Committee chairs: Katharine Marlow and Anna Walther)
Class of 2013 - 10th Reunion (Committee chairs: Theresa Agonia, Kyle Casserino, Sofia Giovannello, Alexandra Isham and Kevin Manuel)
Class of 2008 - 15th Reunion (Committee chairs: Robert Carlson, Elizabeth "Libby" Renner Longley, Meghan McGrath Cameron, Samantha Hurd Powers, Patti Behen Ruch and Eric Rollo)
Class of 2003 - 20th Reunion
Class of 1998 - 25th Reunion (Committee chairs: Kathy Kolek Earle and Kyle Lloyd)
Class of 1993 - 30th Reunion
Class of 1988 - 35th Reunion
Class of 1983 - 40th Reunion
Class of 1978 - 45th Reunion (Committee chairs: Matthew Egan, Jeanne Cacchillo Kehoe and Barbara "Lovie" Love McLlarky)
Class of 1973 - 50th Reunion (Committee chair: Elizabeth "Liz" Hallenbeck)
Volunteer Opportunities: We are still looking for class chairs in years of 1983, 1988, 1993, 2003 and 2018. Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (401) 254-3005 or email@example.com
Registration Questions: Contact the Office of Special Events at (401) 254-3166 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Make Your Class Gift Update Your Contact Information Alumni/Reunion Weekend Schedule
During the weekend, you’ll be able to reconnect with classmates, visit your favorite campus spots, and see some of the incredible new additions to the campus.
Popular events returning to the weekend are the 16th Annual Ray Cordeiro Alumni Golf Classic, Lobster/Steak Dinner, BBQ Buffet & Beer Garden with live music, Wine and Cheese Networking Event, Newport International Polo Match, Cooking Demonstration Class, Shuttle Trips to Downtown Bristol, Late Night Karaoke and the Alumni Dinner & Awards Ceremony.
New additions to the weekend are the First Annual Athletic Hawk Tailgate Party featuring a Dave Matthews Cover Band the So Damn Lucky Band (first 100 to register for this event will receive a signature athletic alumni t-shirt), Alumni Theatre Graduate Gathering, Alumni Network of Color (AOCN) Family Reunion, Engineering/Construction Management Connection Hour and the All-Reunion Year Celebration Reception featuring the Adam Go Band, Firepits, Cocktails and other surprises!
Pre-registration will be 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.
Cancellations will be accepted with full refunds until Friday, May 19, 2023 (two weeks prior). No refunds will be given after May 19, 2023, for any reason, including inclement weather.
We look forward to welcoming you back to campus. Below is general information along with policies for the weekend.
If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Special Events at email@example.com or 401-254-3166.
Alumni and Reunion Weekend General Information/FAQs
Alumni & Reunion Weekend accommodations will be in the North Campus Residence Hall. Each room will be outfitted with pillows, sheets, blankets, and towels. Alumni may want to bring personal care items such as bathrobes, alarm clocks, slippers, shower shoes and an extra blanket as it does get cold in the rooms. The Office of Alumni Relations will do its best to accommodate alumni requests but reserves the right to make changes based upon the needs of the University.
All alumni and their guests must check in at registration room located on the first floor of the North Campus Residence Hall. Guests will receive their nametags, room key cards (if applicable), and giveaways. There will also be Alumni and Reunion Weekend t-shirts for purchase.
Alumni are welcome to bring their children. All children are required to register for the weekend. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for discounted pricing.
There is no enforced dress code. Many alumni follow the casual approach: button up shirts, golf shirts, or Hawaiian shirts, with shorts, slacks or dress pants for men; dresses or blouses or casual shirts with slacks, capris, or skirts for women. Feel free to “dress up” or “dress down,” according to your own preference.
Emergencies While On Campus
Please contact Public Safety, 401-254-3611, who will then contact 911.
Parking has been reserved for alumni and guests will be in Lot D. Please enter the campus through the North Campus entrance and the parking lot entrance will be immediately on the left.
Wifi Network: AlumniWeekend
Additional Alumni and Reunion Weekend Policies
- All residence halls and other buildings used for Alumni/Reunion Weekend are smoke-free. Smoking is not permitted inside any campus building. Designated smoking gazebos are clearly marked and located throughout the campus and parking lots.
- Guest(s) shall not permit or participate in any hazardous activity which may cause, or contribute, to fire or other hazardous Conditions (inside or outside).
- Pets of any kind are NOT PERMITTED anywhere in the residence hall, unless they are service animals.
- Removing any furniture from the residence hall is strictly forbidden and alumni caught doing so may be asked to pay cleaning charges.
- The causing of a false fire alarm, unnecessary discharging of a fire extinguisher will result in immediate removal from the residence hall.
- Firecrackers and fireworks are prohibited anywhere on campus.
- Possession and distribution of narcotics, hallucinogenic drugs, controlled substances and drug-related paraphernalia are prohibited.
- Beer kegs are prohibited.
- “Beer Pong” is not allowed.
- Unauthorized musical bands are prohibited.
- Guests are responsible for the cost of repair for damage which he/she personally inflicts upon the living area or any other area of the University during the time of occupancy, including:
a. Damage to furniture, walls, doors, floors
b. Damage or missing smoke detectors or sprinkler systems
c. Rooms left dirty – excessive cleaning of floors, carpets
d. Repair/replacement of appliances.
- Check-out time for Friday-night guests is anytime on Saturday during registration hours (9:00 am – 9:00 pm). Saturday-night guests must check out before 10:00 am on Sunday.
- Guests are responsible for returning their room keys. If a room key is not returned, the alumnus/a will be billed $50 by the Alumni Office to cover the cost of replacing the key.
- For the enjoyment of everyone, please have respect for people who may be trying to sleep during late evening/early morning hours.
Please use this form to provide your preferred contact information with Roger Williams Alumni Office so we can share news about this year's program.
Any gift to RWU donated between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023 will be counted toward your 2023 Class Gift.
Commitments of any size help provide an increasingly diverse and impressive undergraduate student body with a world-class education. Your participation matters!
Participation is measured by the percentage of alumni who give to the RWU on an annual basis. Participation is a critical benchmark for foundations, corporations, and donors when making decisions about granting significant funds to RWU. Participation is also factored into important rankings by college guides that make RWU more attractive to prospective students. A high level of alumni participation communicates a university's success. As alumni build a stronger tradition of giving, it will set an example of philanthropy for new graduates. All students at Roger Williams have benefited from alumni giving and by supporting RWU's Hawk Fund annually, alumni are paying it forward.
Want to get involved in your Class Reunion? Why not become a Reunion Volunteer and be a part of your Reunion Class Committee.
Reunion Volunteers are the most important component of the reunion planning process. Alumni have helpful insight into the types of activities to plan for classmates, and that knowledge will make a difference in the quality of the experience for all. Volunteers assist in reunion planning by contacting friends to invite them to the festivities, working on the details of the class gatherings, and encouraging participation in class giving efforts. By asking fellow alumni to pledge financial support to RWU, volunteers play an essential role in preserving the Hawks experience and ensuring that it will be available for future generations of unique and driven individuals.
If you are interested in participating on the committee, email Assistant Vice President of Alumni Relations, Kelly Scafariello '99 at email@example.com.
Many graduates of Roger Williams have brought extraordinary credit to their alma mater through both professional and personal achievements. Each year, we are honored to recognize and celebrate members of our community who have had a beneficial impact on society and our campus, advancing the common good and inspiring others to address challenges with insight and creativity. The actions of award recipients communicate the dynamic excellence of a Roger Williams education and the importance of Service as one of our core values.