First-Year Students

Our June Orientation program is designed to welcome our first time in college students to our campus and to give a glimpse into the everyday life of a student at Roger Williams University. The Orientation program will provide you with ease as you transition by providing information regarding your academic and college life. It’s also an opportunity to meet and interact with your fellow Hawks. 

Dates for June New Student Orientation:

  • Session 1:  Monday, June 12th and Tuesday, June 13th
  • Session 2:  Thursday, June 15th and Friday, June 16th
  • Session 3:  Tuesday, June 20th and Wednesday, June 21st
  • Session 4:  Thursday, June 22nd and Friday, June 23rd

Orientation Registration will open in Spring 2023

If you have questions please feel free to email our office at or contact at 401-254-3385

Incoming students will make connections with each other, connect with our undergraduate student leaders (called Orientation Advisors), faculty, and staff. We offer four two-day overnight sessions throughout two weeks in June where students will stay on campus, select their Fall courses, learn about campus and academic life. and learn a little about themselves.  All Students will be staying in one of our first year residence halls; families can look at our local hotels listing to make their reservations

Throughout this two day program students will be given a glimpse into all that RWU has to offer, ranging from out outstanding academic programs to vibrant campus life. All of this pairs beautifully with our dedicated and supporting community of faculty, staff, and our Orientation Advisor staff. RWU will open you up to countless opportunities to explore and achieve both inside and outside the classroom.  Roger Williams University will open students to countless opportunities to explore and achieve both inside and outside the classroom.

Families will have a chance to attend our Family Orientation program, which will be a one day on the first day of each student session.  Family members will have the opportunity to learn about required courses, your student's academic major, and connect with the Student Life Division to learn about outside of classroom resources, support and staffing.

We ask that if you have questions regarding travel to and from our orientation sessions you please reach out to our New Student & Family Orientation office prior to June 1 so that we can assist with accommodations. 

The Orientation team is hard at work preparing the schedule for your session; students will receive our Orientation newsletter upon registration for their session.   Our Orientation newsletter will provide information on our program, what to bring for the overnight experience, and other details you will need.  Orientation Schedules and student resources will be sent out the week prior to your session.