Fall Orientation is how we welcome new students to the RWU community. It's designed to ease your transition and help you get connected to other students. All steps are key to setting you up for a successful year!
From the excitement of move-in day to the rewarding feeling of our Feinstein Community Connections Day of Service, you will be off to a great start as part of our community.
Specific room locations and small group break downs will be available via the Guidebook App.
Friday, August 23rd
1:00 – 3:30 pm Move-in for designated residential students, Recreation Field House
4:30 – 7:00 pm Residential Community Dinners (for students living on campus who have arrived Friday), Upper Commons
7:00 pm Brief Residential Community Meeting (for students living on campus who have arrived Friday), location TBA
8:00 – 10:00 pm, Welcome to RWU Social, sponsored by the RWU Student Senate and Hawks’ Herald, location South Campus
Saturday, August, 24th
8:00 – 11:30 am, Move – in for remaining residential students, Recreation Center Field House
10:00 – 11:00 am Check-in for commuters, Recreation Center Field House
11:00 am – 1:30 pm, Lunch, D’Angelo Commons Tent
New students eat for free. Families can purchase tickets in advance.
2:00 pm, New Student Convocation (students meet at 1:00 pm to process, Cedar Hall basketball court) Members of the RWU community welcome new students and families.
3:30 p.m. Community meeting for Commuters All Commuters will be meeting in CAS 157
4:30 – 6:30 pm, Dinner, Upper Commons, residential students follow hall schedule, commuters meet in the Stonewall Commuter lounge; dinner is free for commuters.
7:00 – 8:30 pm Community Meetings for South Campus Residential Students Locations to be announced.
8:30 pm, Music and Pizza, sponsored by Campus Entertainment Network (CEN) and WQRI 88.3, Cedar Hall Basketball Court
Sunday, August 25th
8:00 – 10:00 am, Breakfast, Upper Commons
The Academic Experience – These two sessions are designed to assist students in making a smooth transition as new college students by introducing academic expectations, providing strategies for success as well as campus resources and beginning to get to know their new classmates, faculty and staff. Students will be assigned a small group meeting location based on their Roger Seminar (or Foundations of Architecture class) with some groups meeting at Time 1 and some beginning at Time 2; Check Guidebook for locations. The two sessions are:
*Reacting to the Past (RTTP)- Students will participate in a unique interactive experience that will introduce you to what it means to be an experiential learner. RTTP will draw you into the past, promote engagement with big ideas, and help you improve intellectual and academic skills while having a lot of fun!
**Making the Transition: Strategies for Success – Learn about academic expectations, strategies and resources to begin your college experience ready for success.
Time 1 (Small group meetings; Guidebook for locations)
9 a.m. Academic Welcome
9:30- 11:00 am, Reacting to the Past*
11:15 am – 12:15 pm, Lunch
12:30 – 1:45 pm, Making the Transition: Strategies for Success **
Time 2 (Small group meetings; Guidebook for locations)
10 a.m. Academic Welcome
10:30 - 11:45 am Making the Transition: Strategies for Success **
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Lunch
1:15 – 3:00 pm, Reacting to the Past*
4:15 – 6:15 pm Dinner, Upper Commons, residential students follow hall schedule, commuters meet in the Stonewall Commuter lounge; dinner is free for commuters.!
6:00 – 7:30 pm, Healthy Sexual Relationships, Recreation Center Field House
8:00 – 11:30 pm, Shopping Trip to Target in Seekonk sponsored by Student Programs and Leadership
Buses leave from in front of the Recreation Center or meet us there!
Monday, August 26th
7:00 OR 8:00 am- Community Connections Day of Service – Start times will be assigned at Check-In. Report to the area behind the Recreation Center at the assigned time. (Showering facilities available in the rec center if needed so commuters can stay on campus for the evening).
4:30 pm – 7:00 pm Dinner, Upper Commons, residential students follow hall schedule, commuters meet in the Stonewall Commuter lounge; dinner is free for commuters.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, The Hawk Hawk!, Recreation Center Field House
8:30 pm, Duck Duck Moose meet IRHA Social, sponsored by the Inter Residence Hall Association (IRHA), Maple Residence Hall
Tuesday, August 27th
9:00 – 11:00 am, Peer Mentor Campus Tours
11:00 am – 12:00 pm, New Tutor Orientation
11:00 am – 1:30 pm, Lunch, Upper Commons
1:00 pm, Math Retesting, rooms 222 and 223, Gabelli School of Business
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Student Accessibility Services (SAS); please get a description from SAS
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Building an Inclusive RWU Community, Recreation Center Field House
By popular demand Speaker and Trainer Rev. Dr. Sam Offer returns to campus to assist us in building an inclusive RWU community. He is a noted consultant, facilitator, and trainer on social justice education, religion, leadership, and community development.
3:30 – 4:30pm – Small Group Debrief of Building Inclusive Communities
Final Fall Orientation Meeting! Opportunity to reflect with your community connections group on your service experience, becoming an RWU member and what it means to build inclusive communities.
4:30 – 7:30 pm, Dinner, Upper Commons
8:00 pm, Welcome Socialsponsored by Interclass Council (ICC), Cedar Hall Basketball Court