The annual Convocation is a formal ceremony that welcomes and celebrates new students and their families as members of the Roger Williams University community.

Faculty and administrators process in full academic regalia and new students and their families are greeted by leaders from the University community. Students will take the Academic Integrity Pledge in the presence of family members, fellow students, and the University staff and faculty.

Convocation 2023 will be on Friday, August 25th at 2:30 p.m.

Ceremony Information

WHEN: Friday, August 23rd, 2024 at 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Campus Recreation Center Baseball Field

We realize that some family members will not be able to join us in person for the Convocation Ceremony; families will be able watch our live stream here and enjoy the ceremony.  We recommend that you start the link at 2 p.m. to witness our students process onto the field.

We encourage families to determine a meeting place after the ceremony in the vicinity of the Campus Recreation Center or Commons to say their goodbyes.

Requests for any type of accommodations for hearing, mobility, or other needs should email or contact Robin Lancaster in Student Programs, Leadership, & Orientation at or by phone at (401) 254-3088 by August 4th.

Refer to the Convocation Parking Map for parking.

For more information regarding the Convocation ceremony, please contact the Department of Student Programs, Leadership, & Orientation at (401) 254-3088.

Convocation Lunch

WHEN: Friday, August 23, 2024, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Details on the Convocation Lunch will be available in June 2024