Annual Events

Midnight Madness

The highly anticipated annual Midnight Madness pep-rally celebrates the winter athletic sports teams at Roger Williams University. Sponsored by the Campus Entertainment Network and Interclass Class Council organizations, Midnight Madness marks the start of Homecoming & Family Weekend, as well as the end of Spirit Week. Students, families, faculty, and staff are invited to support the winter athletics programs and participate in raffles, competitions, and entertainment throughout the night. Highlights of Midnight Madness include introductions to the Homecoming Court, performances from Dance Club, Dance Team, and Cheerleaders, and many other spectacular traditions.

Please join us for this year’s Midnight Madness on October 23, 2015 in the Gymnasium found inside of the Recreation Center and show your support of the RWU student athletes.

Midnight Madness is one of three pep rallies that the Campus Entertainment Network’s Pride Programs hosts throughout the year. The annual Bonfire pep rally celebrates the fall athletics programs, while the March Meltdown Pep Rally celebrates the spring athletics programs. Throughout the year, CEN Pride Programs strives to celebrate Hawk pride across campus through student sponsored events and activities.

Late Night Breakfast

Late Night Breakfast is a campus tradition at Roger Williams University. Sponsored by the Inter Residence Hall Association and paired with the Dining staff, each Late Night Breakfast is associated with a centralized theme and activities and prizes are given out throughout the night. Faculty and staff throughout the Roger Williams community are invited to serve breakfast foods to students and partake in the campus tradition. Highlight foods of Late Night Breakfast include milkshakes, root beer floats, ice cream sundae station along with popular breakfast favorites. Late Night Breakfast also allows students to appreciate the Dining staff by signing posters created by the National Residence Hall Honorary on campus. Late Night Breakfast is held in the Upper Commons and at Baypoint.

Fall Semester Late Night Breakfast:  Tuesday, December 8th

Spring Semester Late Night Breakfast:  Wednesday, May 4th

Spring Weekend

Each year the Campus Entertainment Network hosts major week of programming typically during the third week of April prior to the end of the Spring semester. This week is always themed, and you can find the campus decorated, students wearing themed t-shirts, and our classic Monster Boards in the D'Angelo Common and in front of the Recreation Center advertising all of the events we have going on for the week. Beginning on Monday and concluding on Saturday, the events vary from year to year- but some are campus traditions that you can expect every year!

This year's event will take place during the week of April 23rd

On Thursday, our annual Spring Concert is held in the Field House in our Recreation Center. Over the past few years CEN has brought B.o.B., Krewella, Big Sean, Sammy Adams, MKTO and a host of other supporting acts to entertain our student body.  This year's concert will feature Andy Grammer and R City.

Tickets for the Spring Concert will be on sale on April 18th; students will receive instructions via their myRWU email address.

On Friday, we host our annual QuadFest on the Commons Quad where we have inflatable obstacle courses, gimmick giveaways, and free food. Our Final Comedian fills our Field House again for a night of laughter and entertainment. Past comedians include: Nick Kroll, Anthony Anderson, Retta, and Jeff Ross. This year our Final Comedian will be Dave Cloutier from the hit show Full House; this event is free for RWU students.

On Saturday, our major Block Party & Fireworks Show take place, welcoming members from the community to enjoy rides, carnival games, food trucks and live entertainment. In the evening, our fireworks display is a way of us celebrating the end of not only Spring Week, but the semester.