Learn, Work, and Serve

Customize Your Semester

RWU has designed a series of options for students that are seeking something a little different than the traditional classroom experience.

We're putting learners in control – how you learn and where you learn – with the right blend of in-person, online, and experience-based learning that meets your goals, budget and safety concerns.

Our LearnWork, and Serve opportunities provide ways to earn credit, whether on campus or remote. You can decide the best way to engage. 

No matter what your current circumstances are, your education can continue with RWU. 

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You determine where you want to learn: Live at RWU or join us remotely.
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Gain experience and credit through an internship, or design your semester around your work schedule.
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You can volunteer, do research toward a solution, or project-based work in your community.

Choose Your Path

image of RWU students working remotely and in classWhere do you want to be? 
  • I want to be on campus 
  • I want to attend RWU remotely
How do you want to earn credit?
  • Courses
  • Community Engaged Work
  • Volunteer Service
  • Research
  • Internship
  • Independent Study
  • Professional Certificate
What are you interested in studying?

We have more than 45 majors and more than 70 minors, check out all your options

image of student working with RWU advisorThink about which areas of study interest you most, where you want to be, and how you want to learn, then we'll connect you with an RWU advisor to build the details of your fall semester!

Advisors will work with you to meet your goals, your needs and your budget – whether considering a full-time or part-time fall semester. We're ready to meet you where you are.

Design Your Semester

There are many ways to mix and match your interests to customize a semester that works for you.

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  • Combine online learning and an internship.
  • Serve and help communities and organizations in most need by completing a meaningful research project.
  • Live at RWU, take a few in-person courses and work on a social justice or environmental issue through community-engaged work near campus.
  • Work a part-time job and take a few online courses.
  • Gain skills for your current job by working toward a professional certificate.

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Two campuses: On the water in Bristol, Rhode Island, and in RI's Capital city, Providence.
Why RWU?

Informed by our history and guided by our vision, we are a comprehensive University working to strengthen society through engaged teaching and learning across two campuses. Learn More About RWU

Student Support

The offices of Advising & Peer Mentoring and Tutorial Support Services help students meet their academic goals and succeed during their time at RWU. Learn More

Career & Professional Development

Whether it's discovering internships or writing your resume, the Center for Career & Professional Development (CCPD) will help guide you during your time at RWU and beyond. Learn More About CCPD