Student Life

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Get Involved

Explore more than 70 student clubs and organizations, ranging from academic honor societies to ballroom dance to reporting for The Hawks' Herald and putting on fun events with the Campus Entertainment Network. Want to create change in local and global communities? Try Engineers Without Borders, the Foundation for the International Medical Relief of Children or help address food waste with the Food Recovery Network.

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Identity, Culture and Spirituality

At RWU, we are committed to diversity in all aspects of university life. As an open, accepting and affirming campus community, we welcome and value all expressions of diversity, identity and faith. With the Intercultural Center located in the heart of campus, and a wide array of cultural and spiritual programming, as well as comprehensive support services, we are citizen scholars actively promoting inclusion and raising the collective social conscience.

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Living and Dining at RWU

We know that heading off to college is a big leap, and at RWU we work hard to make you feel at home. By starting out within one of our Living Learning Communities (LLCs) — residential communities organized around academic programs or common interests like Environmental Sustainability and Pop Culture — students quickly discover a sense of family here. And between our residence halls — the 6 on-campus ones boast spectacular views of Mount Hope Bay and Mount Hope Bridge — and our nationally top-rated dining halls, you'll never want to leave campus.

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Events

From your first days to Commencement, there's plenty of events rich in RWU history to make you feel like a Hawk! Discover new friends while exploring campus with the 40+ events mounted for all incoming students during Weeks of Welcome, then keep up the spirit all year with RWU traditions like Late Night Breakfast and Spring Weekend featuring a sell-out concert with performances by artists like B.o.B., Krewella and Big Sean. And that's just a small sampling of the many ways we bring together the RWU family.

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Student Services

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Health Services and Education

We provide on-campus wellness visits, vaccinations, pharmacy services and health education programs focused on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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Counseling Center

Our professionally licensed staff offer confidential individual and group counseling sessions.

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About Student Life

The Student Life Division strives to empower students to reach their full potential and to succeed as active and engaged scholars.

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