The Transfer Student Experience


Mikayla Barnwell"With such an easy transfer process, transitioning to Roger Williams was everything I could have hoped for and more. I fell in love with the town of Bristol, embraced the small community atmosphere, joined the rowing team, and was even able to study abroad in Bermuda!"

MIKAYLA BARNWELL '18, beginning M.S. in Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science, University of Hawaii at Hilo.
Major: Marine Biology
More: Deepening her Learning, Educating the Community, Saving the Bay

Emma smiles and laughs"My favorite thing about Roger Williams is the community feels close-knit and my experience is personalized. I made some of my best friends at transfer orientation and I even live with them now. Also the beautiful view you wake up to and the amazing food of course."

EMMA GESUALDI '22, Cranston, R.I.
Major: Criminal Justice

Samantha looks at the camera and smiles"For me, the best part about attending RWU is the variety of opportunities that the university provides for students. I ran for my class’ president a short time after transferring to Roger and have since taken on the role, which has provided me with opportunities to strengthen my leadership skills and become more connected with my class."

Major: Psychology & Educational Studies