Incoming Students

Welcome to RWU! We are excited to have you join our community.

As an incoming student, you will receive a username and password for our internal web portal, Roger Central, after you submit your tuition deposit.

You'll be able to fill out a roommate personality preference questionnaire to help us match you with your first college roommate. Once you receive your housing assignment, you can also use the Roger Central portal to make changes to your meal plan up to the second week after classes begin. If you’re worried about this – don’t be! We automatically enroll you in the Carte Blanche Gold dining plan. For other options, feel free to visit the Dining Experience webpage.

Questions? Call us at (401) 254-3161, or e-mail us at

What to Bring

Check out our suggestions for things you’ll want to bring for the residence hall, your classes and your new life on campus!

Pack your Bag

First-Year Housing

In your first year living at RWU, you'll be in South Campus with all of you fellow first-year students, making it easy to get to know your classmates as you transition to life at RWU.

First-Year Residence Halls

Living Learning Communities 

Our Living Learning Communities are designed to help you get the most out of your freshman year by strengthening the connection between the classroom and the residence hall, and helping you transition from high school to college.

Our Learning Communities