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 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 tentative schedule for the Bristol Graduate Orientation on Monday, August 28, 2023. 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
Location TBD
9:15amContinental Breakfast
Location TBD
9:45am – 10:15amWelcome and Overview
Location TBD
10:15am - 11:00amDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conversation
Location TBD
11:00am - 12:30pmCliftonStrengths Session with a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach
Location TBD
12:00pm - 1:30pmBBQ lunch and Resource Fair
Bready Sailing Center
1:30pm - 2:00pmOptional Campus Tour
Departing from Bready Sailing Center
2:15pm - 4:00pmProgram Orientations
Various locations
4:30pm - 6:30pmHappy Hour (with food and drinks)
Bready Sailing Center

Below is the tentative schedule for the Providence Graduate Orientation on Thursday, August 24, 2023. 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.

4:30pm - 5:30pmInformal dinner and ID photos
Providence Campus, 3rd floor
5:30pm - 6:00pmWelcome, Introductions, and Important Information
Providence Campus, 3rd floor
6:30pm - 7:00pmLibrary Resources
Providence Campus, 3rd floor
6:00pm - 6:30pmInformation Technology and Bridges Overview
Providence Campus, 3rd floor
7:00pm - 8:00pmProgram Orientations
Various locations - 3rd Floor