Welcome New Hawks!

You've just made a big decision and we are so excited to welcome you to campus this fall! This site is your resource for your next steps and important deadlines listed in sequential order to help you complete each task at just the right time as you prepare for arrival.  We will send you monthly email reminders to keep you up to date on what you've yet to complete.

If you have just submitted your enrollment deposit, here are a few initial next steps that you can get started on:

  • Visit the orientation website and register for the August orientation session 
  • Check out the the full list to-do's by month listed below. If you are a student who has committed to RWU after the start of this timeline, we recommend you navigate through each next step for the month(s) passed until you reach the current month.
  • You'll need your RWU Student Portal login credentials before you can login and start working on most of the checklist items. You can expect to receive your RWU Student Portal and email login credentials no later than two weeks from the date you submitted your enrollment deposit. We'll send them out to you via email and snail mail.

As you progress through these next steps, stay connected and feel free to reach out to the Office of Undergraduate Admission (admit@rwu.edu or 401-254-3500) anytime!

Reopening Roger

Check out our Reopening Roger website to review the preparations being made for the semester ahead.

Q&A Recordings

Class Advising and Registration Update

Click here to view your next steps in the class advising and registration process.

August Orientation Session Update

If you did not attend a June Orientation session, click here to register for our August Orientation Session.

Billing FAQ

Click here to view frequently asked billing questions and answers. 

2020-21 Academic Calendar 

Click here for the most up-to-date calendar. 

Guide to Navigating RWU Logins
We know that you have a number of new systems to log into as you complete checklist items. We want to make the process as easy as possible, so we've put together a guide with helpful links, login and password information, and tips! 

RWU Login Guide

Our Information Technology department begin setting up your email account and student portal access once you've submitted your enrollment deposit. You will receive an email when your accounts are ready. 

June is an exciting month. We are hosting four June orientations, and are excited to reconnect with many of you during these events. Here are a few other steps to take this month.

Housing Application Guide   Roommate Selection Guide

Helpful Billing Information Guide

July is a great month to sit back, relax and enjoy the summer. Hit the beach or the pool which provides a great opportunity to read the first year common reading that you will receive at orientation. 

August is the month when it all happens! At the end of the month you'll be meeting your classmates, meeting your peer mentor, moving in to your new residence hall, going to convocation and starting your college career. It's time to pack your bags, and button up a few final to-dos before move-in weekend.

Helpful Campus Contacts

OfficeContact InfoTopics

Academic Placement Testing


Academic placement tests

Admission Office


Contact your counselor

Advising and Peer Mentorship Office


Academic planning, placement tests, peer mentorship, and first year transition

Athletics Department


Sports and recreation



Billing and payments

Commuter Student Resources


Commuter Life, Resources, Transportation & Parking Info

Financial Aid Office


Aid and loan questions

Health Services


Health insurance and immunization forms

Information Technology


Technology questions and support

Intercultural Center


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

New Student Programs, Leadership and Orientation


Student & family orientation, campus involvement

Registrar's Office


Transcripts and transfer credit

Residence Life & Housing


Housing assignments and Living Learning Communities

Student Accessibility Services


Support for students with disabilities

Tutoring Center


Peer and faculty tutoring

Math, Writing, and Science Center