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  • Catch the Wave: Welcome Event

    - Cedar Hall

    Join the Student Senate and the Hawks' Herald at this open social to meet members of the Class of 2021. Enjoy Food trucks and making friends.

  • Convocation

    - Main Athletic Field

    The annual Convocation ceremony is a traditional gathering of learners that celebrates and marks a student's entry into the Roger Williams University community. Full of tradition, it provides a formal...

  • Playfair

    Campus Recreation Center Field House

  • CEN & WQRI Present Pizza & Music

    - Cedar Residence Hall

    Following Playfair, new students are invited to the Cedar Basketball Courts to meet our student radio station WQRI 88.3 and our campus programming board, the Campus Entertainment Network.

  • His Matters @ RWU: Understanding Sexual Violence & Alcohol Use

    Recreation Center Field House

    We strive to create a safe and respectful campus for all students to learn and thrive. Reducing sexual violence and negative consequences from alcohol use matter at RWU! Students and staff will discuss the components of sexual consent, strategies to help reduce sexual violence and information to make healthy choices around alcohol use. This is a required event for all new RWU students.

  • Class of 2021 Target Take-Over

    Bus leaves in front of Rec Center

    Join the Orientation Staff and Student Programs in this annual New Student Traditions. Buses will leave from the front of the Rec Center and bring you to Target for late night shopping, music and other surprises.

  • Community Connections Day

    All Day Multiple Locations

    The Class of 2021 kicks off the first year at RWU with Community Connections day, an annual day of service. Some 1,200-plus volunteers from RWU will bring the region's largest single-service volunteer...

  • Building an Inclusive RWU Community

    Recreation Center Field House

    By popular demand, we have invited Speaker and Trainer Rev. Dr. Sam Offer to return to campus. He is a noted consultant, facilitator, and trainer on social justice education, religion, leadership, and community development. He has a way of engaging participants that fosters community and effective change. This is a required event for all new RWU students.

  • Health and Safety Begins with YOU!

    Recreation Center Field House

    Students’ health and well-being is our top priority at RWU. This presentation will highlight important health and personal safety tips. Students will hear from representatives from Health Services, Public Safety, Health Education, Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution and Environmental Health and Safety on how to keep healthy and safe at RWU. This is a required event for all new RWU students.

  • CEN Presents Magician Jay Mattoli

    - Rec Center, Field house

    Join CEN as they host magician Jay Mattoli — our opening event for our annual 1,2,3 Weekend!

  • CEN Presents "Finding Nemo"

    - Global Heritage Hall Lawn

    Come watch a classic that everyone loves: "Finding Nemo"! Enjoy some snacks as well provided by CEN!

  • IRHA Bingo in the Halls

    Cedar, Baypoint and North Campus Residence Halls

    Join the Inter Residence Hall Association (IRHA) for their Bingo in the Halls night. Bingo will be played in Cedar Hall, Baypoint and North Campus Residence Halls; prizes will be awarded.

  • CEN Presents Electrik Bonfire

    - Lower Rugby Field

    A major welcome-back tradition, join CEN as they host our annual bonfire. Come see 30' tall flames, enjoy food, games, and a fantastic students DJ.

  • MSU Comedian: Francisco Ramos

    Upper Commons

    Join the Multicultural Student Union (MSU) as they welcome comedian Francisco Ramos to campus for a night of great comedy.

  • WQRI Outdoor Concert

    GHH Lawn

    Join WQRI 88.3 FM as they host Samuel Lee for an outdoor concert behind GHH. Samuel is a singer and songwriter who will perform original songs and covers.

  • CEN Presents Capture the Flag

    - Campus Recreation Center (Turf Field)

    CEN is welcoming you to come play a childhood classic. With music, glow in the dark items and markings, and snacks- your friends will love this throwback event.

  • Undergraduate Open House

    - One Old Ferry Road Bristol, RI 02809

    Come visit our busy, beautiful campus when you and your family will: Take a guided tour of our water-front campus, including Global Heritage Hall and the Alumni and Admissions House Attend admission i...