Orientation

Congratulations once again on your acceptance! To best prepare you for your studies, we invite you to attend one of our upcoming Graduate Orientation events. Each event is geared toward specific degree programs; please select the best event for you and your needs:

Fall 2022 Orientations

Providence - Thursday, August 25, 2022 | 5:00 - 8:00pm
RWU Providence Campus - 5th Floor Conference Room
For students in the M.S. Criminal Justice (part-time students), M.S. Leadership, Master of Public Administration, Health Care Administration certificate, Leadership certificate, and Public Management certificate programs.
 
Bristol - Monday, August 29, 2022 | 9:30am - 4:00pm (Optional Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm)
RWU Bristol Campus
For students in Architecture, Business Administration, Criminal Justice (full-time students), Forensic Mental Health Counseling, Preservation Practices, and Special Education. 
Register to Attend

These events are for all incoming graduate students who began studies in Summer 2022 or will begin in the fall 2022 semester.
 

Please contact our office for further information: 401-254-6200 or gradadmit@rwu.edu.


During the Graduate Orientation, you will:

  • Learn about all of the student services available and how to pay your bill, secure your financial aid, buy books, access library resources, connect with the RWU portal, and more
  • Talk to your program advisor and ask questions
  • Meet your new classmates and other new graduate students for the first time 

Orientation Schedules

Below is the schedule for the Bristol Graduate Orientation on Monday, August 29, 2022. This Orientation is for students in Architecture, Business Administration, Criminal Justice (full-time students), Forensic Mental Health Counseling, Preservation Practices, and Special Education. 

9:00amOrientation Check-In with COVID Rapid Test
Global Heritage Hall (GHH) Lobby
9:15amContinental Breakfast
GHH Atrium
9:45am – 10:15amWelcome and Overview
GHH Atrium
10:15am - 11:00amDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conversation
GHH Atrium
11:00am - 12:30pmCliftonStrengths Session with a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach
GHH Atrium
12:00pm - 1:30pmBBQ lunch and Resource Fair
GHH Atrium
1:30pm - 2:00pmOptional Campus Tour
Departing from Global Heritage Hall
2:15pm - 4:00pmProgram Orientations
Various locations
4:30pm - 6:30pmHappy Hour (with food and drinks)
Bready Sailing Center

Below is the schedule for the Providence Graduate Orientation on Thursday, August 25, 2022. This Orientation is for students in the M.S. Criminal Justice (part-time students), M.S. Leadership, Master of Public Administration, Health Care Administration certificate, Leadership certificate, and Public Management certificate programs.

4:00pm - 5:30pmCovid Rapid Test (Required regardless of vaccine status - allow approximately 15-20 minutes total)
Providence Campus, Location 2nd floor
4:30pm - 5:30pmInformal dinner and ID photos
Providence Campus, 3rd floor
5:30pm - 6:00pmWelcome, Introductions, and Important Information
Providence Campus, 3rd floor
6:00pm - 6:30pmInformation Technology and Bridges Overview
Providence Campus, 3rd floor
6:30pm - 7:00pmLibrary Resources
Providence Campus, 3rd floor
7:00pm - 8:00pmProgram Orientations
Various locations - 3rd Floor