Congratulations and Welcome to Roger Williams University!

As you begin the next chapter in your life, we are excited to have you join the Roger Williams University Community! New Student and Family Orientation is an amazing two-day program that provides an educational experience while building a strong bond with the Roger Williams University community. While Orientation is a required part of every new student’s transition (optional for family members, but highly encouraged), many years of experience have shown us that Orientation is an essential piece of every student and families experience becoming a part of the RWU community. 

As part of the Orientation program, students will meet with faculty members, learn about academic placement, and register for Fall semester courses. In addition, it is our goal for you to get acquainted with campus: learning traditions, policies, and academic requirements as well as being introduced to campus life and all of the resources available at Roger Williams University. 

Registration for January 2018 Orientation (January 22nd and 23rd)

New and Transfer students must submit their Admissions Deposit before registering for Spring Orientation, we will only send confirmations to those students who have paid their deposit. After completing our registration form (link below) you will receive an automated email confirming your payment of the Orientation fee. New Student & Family Orientation will send a separate email confirming your specific Orientation session assignment along with our Pre-Orientation Newsletter. 

January Orientation Registration

* Please note that Orientation has two concurrent schedules, one tailored specifically for students and one for family members. 

Registration for June 2018 Orientation

Registration for June New Student and Transfer Orientation Sessions will open in early Spring 2018. 

Meals During Orientation

Over the course of our program, meals and snacks are provided as a part of the Orientation Fee. We provide a continental breakfast during check-in for both families and students when you arrive to campus in our Recreation Center. Lunch and dinner are then provided in our nationally ranked dining facility.

Accommodations for Families

Families traveling far distances should make hotel reservations for themselves in advance of their stay.

If you would like to explore other local hotels, please visit our Accommodations page!


Orientation 2016