New Student Events

Even before classes start, the campus is committed to welcoming incoming Hawks to RWU at Orientation and Convocation. Once you’re officially on campus and either settling into a Living Learning Community, or taking Roger’s Seminar, there are several opportunities beyond the classroom to acquaint you to the University, like participating in 40+ events during the Weeks of Welcome!


Students and parents will spend two days visiting campus and learning about all RWU has to offer from academics to student life, hosted by our Orientation Advisors. Meet your future classmates, register for classes and get ready for college! 

Learn About Orientation


An annual tradition that kicks the beginning of your time as a Hawk, students and families gather to be officially welcomed and celebrated by the University. Cue the bagpipes! 

Learn About Convocation

Weeks of Welcome

New students are welcomed with a series of fun events, for all interests! With over 40 events, our Student Programs and Leadership committee gives Hawks several opportunities to make friends and experience all RWU has to offer. 

Learn About Weeks of Welcome