Homecoming Events

Alumni from across the globe are invited to celebrate Roger Williams University’s Virtual Homecoming 2020!

Please visit our REGISTRATION PAGE to attend upcoming events

Students at a homecoming event
Ongoing events/contests throughout the month

October 1-21
RWU Pet Contest - Dress your furry/feathery/leathery pet up in RWU gear, snap a photo and submit it to alumni@rwu.edu or post on social media using #rwupetcontest. The top three submissions will be voted on during Homecoming week, and the winner will get a prize! Voting begins on October 21st. Results announced October 23rd.

Sept 25 – Oct 25 
Virtual Alumni Golf Tournament - The Virtual Alumni Golf Tournament will allow golfers to play on any course, anywhere in the world! Tournament players will have the chance to interact and virtually play golf with other RWU alumni, students & families. Post photos and scores on social media using #rwuvirtualgolf.

October 1 – 25 
Virtual Hawk 5K

You will have the opportunity to complete your 5K mileage right where you are. Post photos and your time using hashtag #myrwu5k!

October 20 
RWU Spirit Day: Wear your RWU or RWC gear today! Take a picture of yourself/family/friends in full Roger gear and submit it to alumni@rwu.edu or post on social media using #myrwuspirit. All are welcome to participate! Students, families, alumni, friends! Submissions will be voted on during Homecoming week and winners will get prizes! Don’t miss your chance to throw your college tee back on and pose with the best of them! 

Virtual Events

Thursday, October 15, 2020 
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Welcome to the City - Boston

Monday, October 19 
Job Search Strategies for the COVID Economy: Are you on the job search, hoping to transition or wondering how to navigate the current economic landscape?  Join the Center for Career & Professional Development to learn ways to modify your typical job search approach for the COVID Economy.  Walk away with three different job search strategies, tips/tricks and best practices to sustain and succeed in your search during these uncertain times. 

Monday, October 19 
5:30 pm
Keynote Address
All alumni, students, and families are invited to the keynote address by President Yannis Miaoulis and Provost Margaret Everett on the University’s progress over the last year and future plans.

Tuesday, October 20 

Classes of 50s, 60s 70s – Golden Decades Celebration: Celebrate RWU 50 Years on Bristol campus with a look back and an update on current campus happenings. 

Tuesday, October 20 
6:30 pm

Athletics Reunion
Join Athletic Director Kiki Jacobs for a Chat with Coaches. Join to hear from the coaches and re-connect with teammates.

Tuesday, October 20 
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Welcome to the City - Metro NYC  

Wednesday, October 21 

Trivia Night
Alumni teams to battle it out in trivia game on pop culture, music, sports, television, movies

Thursday, October 22 

Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, October 22 

Intercultural Center Reunion

Friday, October 23 

Planned Giving Webinar - Planning for your future. Hear from our experts Amy Berkeley, Vice President of Advancement, and Ava Lambert, Major Gifts & Planned Giving Officer, on how to invest in the future of RWU.  

Friday October 23 

Queer and Trans Networking Hour: Connecting Alumni with Current Students

Monday October 26 

Alumni of Color Network Conversation with Students 


On Demand

RWU Virtual Tour

Department of Performing Arts: Performances

Alumni Homecoming Preparations List

  • Mark your calendar for October 19-24, 2020
  • RSVP here to attend your favorite events
  • Find a comfy spot at home to tune in from
  • Charge your computer/phone
  • Grab your favorite snacks and beverages
  • Get ready for an engaging and “welcome home” RWU Homecoming experience

*Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations to participate in Virtual Homecoming 2020 should contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@rwu.edu or 401-254-3735 by October 1, 2020. 

Are you Zoom Ready?

Don’t miss the excitement of Homecoming because you aren’t Zoom ready! Below are helpful links to learn how to join a meeting by phone or computer. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to the Office of Alumni Relations at 401-254-3735 or email at alumni@rwu.edu.


Showcase your RWU Pride!
Showcase your RWU pride with a new shirt, mug or sweatshirt from the RWU Bookstore. Order online today so you can represent your alma mater during Virtual Homecoming 2020.