Family Days

Homecoming and Family Weekend is a time-honored tradition at Roger Williams University. Our planning committee, in conjunction with the Division of Student Life, has reimagined Homecoming and Family Weekend 2020 to allow everyone to enjoy the festivities in as safe a manner as possible. 

We are excited to welcome our families to campus for Family Days, which will take place here on campus over the course of three Saturdays: September 26, October 3, and October 10, 2020. We ask that each family choose only one Saturday to attend so that each family can safely visit and enjoy our campus community.

On Family Days, we'll offer an array of experiences for students and families to enjoy, such as:

  • Scavenger hunt around campus and chances to win prizes 
  • "Make & Take" arts and crafts to-go bags for kids
  • Keepsake photos
  • A list of local attractions and restaurants to enjoy off campus

Questions about Family Days can be answered by contacting Student Programs, Leadership, & Orientation (SPLO) at (401) 254-3088 or studentprograms@rwu.edu

For information on local accommodations, restaurants, and Bristol, visit Explore Bristol

Students and family at Homecoming

Family Days Schedule

We've left the schedule open for students and their families to decide how they'd like to spend the day together. When you arrive to campus, please stop by our information tent on the D'Angelo Common, in front of the University Library, for more information. 

Registration for Family Days 2020 is now closed. Questions about Family Days can be answered by contacting Student Programs, Leadership, & Orientation (SPLO) at (401) 254-3088 or studentprograms@rwu.edu.

    • What are the dates and times of Family Days?
      • Family Days are Saturday, September 26th, October 3rd, and October 10th. There will be two time blocks on each Family Day from which to choose, one from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and another from 3 to 7 p.m. Families will be sent a confirmation email to confirm their specific day and time block.
         
    • How many Family Days can I register for?
      • Families can only register for one (1) Family Day, choosing only one (1) time block.
         
    • What are the hours of Family Days?
      • For each Family Day, there are two time blocks, one from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and another from 3 to 7 p.m.
         
    • Where do I check in when I arrive on campus?
      • You may park your vehicle in Lot H, where you will check-in with our staff. Park your vehicle, then come over to the check-in booth to get a parking pass and other information for the day. 
         
    • Can we check out our student’s room in their residential community?
      • No, family members are not allowed in the residential communities or academic buildings. Students will be able to give their families a tour of campus and we will have limited activities for families and students to participate in.
         
    • Since family members are not allowed in the residential communities or academic buildings, where can we use the restroom while on campus?
      • Family members can utilize restrooms in the Campus Recreation Center and The Commons (our dining hall building).
         
    • How many family members will be allowed to register?
      • Families who will be visiting on campus will be limited to a total of three (3) family members. There will be a limit of one ticket per family, which will admit up to three family members for your specific date and time block.