Fall Orientation

Fall Orientation will have sessions that will support your success Roger Williams University; and provide you the foundation and information to transition into the start of your academic career. You will not need to register for Fall Orientation sessions as all first year and transfer students are required to attend.

Fall Orientation will have sessions that will support your success Roger Williams University; and provide you the foundation and information to transition into the start of your academic career. You will not need to register for Fall Orientation sessions as all first year and transfer students are required to attend.  Fall Orientation begins with New Student Check in and the move in process.


Students will receive information regarding Resident and Commuter Student Check In over the summer from respective offices.  Students will receive their specific arrival time window in this communication. To make Move In Day run smoothly, student will be asked to come at specific times during our Move In Day.  All students will check in at our Campus Recreation Center to receive important information prior to Resident Students heading to their specific residence halls.  Commuter students will check in and attend the commuter student opening meetings.


Move in is Saturday, August 29th and Fall Orientation will be Sunday, August 30th through Tuesday, September 1st.  All new students should be available for all required sessions which will take place each day.

Fall Orientation will be made up of some of the following sessions:    
    New Student Convocation
    Residence Hall Floor Meeting and Commuter Student Meetings
    Welcome Sessions hosted by the Orientation Advisor student staff
    Academic Experience Sessions hosted by Faculty and Academic Affairs Staff
    Tours of campus with your Peer Mentor
    Student Life Sessions on This Matters at Roger
    Community Sessions on Student Responsibility and Safety;
    Community Session on Building an Inclusive RWU Community
    Nightly Socials hosted by Student Organizations for you to meet members of your class

Questions on Fall Orientation can be sent to the Orientation Office at (401) 254-3385 or orientation@rwu.edu