Visit RWU

There is no better way to get to know RWU than by visiting. We have a range of ways to show you around our waterfront campus where you will talk with students, faculty and staff and learn about all RWU has to offer. If you can't make it in person, then try our Virtual Tour. See you soon.

Where to Find Us

Roger Williams University's Bristol Campus is located at One Old Ferry Road in Bristol, R.I., about a half-hour south of Providence and a half-hour north of Newport.

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Campus Tours & Information Sessions 

Join us for a student-led campus tour and admission presentation.  The 30-minute presentation will allow you to discover what makes Roger Williams University distinctive, and will cover information and tips about the application, scholarship, and financial aid processes. Our one-hour campus tour will allow you to explore all corners of the campus with a current student who will share personal experiences and stories about the RWU community. 

We offer an information session followed by a campus tour Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. We also offer information sessions and campus tours most Saturdays at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.

Register for a Campus Tour

Open House

Every fall we welcome hundreds of students to campus for our Open House events. Join us and you and your family will:

  • Take a guided tour of our waterfront campus, including Global Heritage Hall and the Alumni and Admissions House
  • Attend admission information sessions to gain tips on the process
  • Meet with faculty, staff and current students
  • Learn about our majors and undergraduate research projects
  • Talk with current student leaders to learn more about our 80+ clubs and organizations
  • Speak with our coaches and student athletes about our record of success

In Fall 2017, we'll host open houses on September 24th from 9am-1pm, October 15th from 1pm to 5pm, and November 12th from 9am-1pm.

Register for an Open House

Shadow Visit

Are you a student trying to figure out where you’ll be calling home for the next couple years?  Visiting our beautiful waterfront campus and attending class led by our attentive and experienced faculty is the best way to know if Roger Williams University is the right choice for you.  Join the experts – our students and experience life at RWU from a student’s perspective.  On your shadow visit you’ll have the chance to attend class, meet students and explore campus.

Please note: Shadow visits are available to any high school student in the fall semester (September-December) and applied or admitted students ONLY in the spring semester (January-May).  Please remember high school vacation weeks fill up quickly and shadow visits are coordinated on a first-come, first-served basis.  We request you submit all shadow visit requests a minimum of 2 weeks in advance of your desired visit date. We look forward to seeing you on campus!

Email us at to set up your shadow visit.

Virtual Tour

From academic offerings to cutting-edge athletic facilities, residence halls, our top-rated dining commons and more, you’ll get a glimpse of what’s in store for you on our waterfront campus.

Take our Virtual Tour

Group Visits

RWU welcomes groups of students from schools and community organizations. If you are trying to schedule a group visit to our campus, we'd love to see you! Register your group today to learn what it’s like to be a Hawk! We will tailor a group visit to meet your needs and make the most of your time on campus --  whether it’s taking a campus tour, speaking to current students on their experiences or even hearing from a faculty member in a specific major to learn more about a program.  Take a look at what we offer here at RWU and register your group for a visit today!

Please note: High school vacation weeks fill up quickly and group visits are coordinated on a first-come, first-served basis. We request you submit all group visit requests a minimum of 2 weeks in advance of your desired visit date.

Register for your Group Visit