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 2022 will be on Friday, August 26th at 3 p.m. and we welcome family members to witness this ceremony

Ceremony Information

WHEN: Friday, August 26, 2022 at 2:30 p.m.
Seating for guests will open at 1:45 p.m.

WHERE: Athletic Field directly behind the Campus Recreation Center

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 Krystal Sweet in Student Programs, Leadership, & Orientation at or by phone at (401) 254-3088 by August 5th.

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 26, 2022, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Tent on the D’Angelo Commons (in front of the library)

RWU students eat for free. Family members can purchase tickets in advance for lunch; ticket link will be added in mid June