RWU Takes on NACAC Long Island

On October 5, 2014, Roger Williams University participated in the NACAC Long Island College Fair. For those unfamiliar with the event, this fair was held at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (home of the NY Islanders) and hosted hundreds of colleges plus thousands of prospective students and families. The fair was a wonderful event and provided many of our Long Island students with the opportunity to learn more about Roger Williams. As the rep for this territory (Hi! This is Steve Alibrandi by the way), it was fantastic to meet so many new families as well as say hello again to individuals I have met thus far in my travels. The fair lasted from 11:00am until 3:00pm and we were busy the entire time! I thought it might be helpful for those unable to attend to hear my answers to commonly asked questions:

1. What is the weather like?

  • The weather in RI is typical for New England. Yes, you will need a winter jacket. No, you will not need to brace yourself for an arctic tundra. The nice thing about RI weather is that you get to experience all four seasons.

2.  What are your application deadlines?

  • Early Action 1: November 1st
  • Early Action 2: December 1st
  • Regular Decision: February 1st

3. Do you have any performing arts?

  • We certainly do! We offer a variety of majors, including: Theater, Music, Dance, and Performing Arts. Fun fact – students within these majors typically study abroad in London, England during their junior year of college. While there as a cohort, the students will see five to six shows per week!

4. Is the food any good?

5.  How far from Long Island is RWU?

  • For my Long Island residents, it will take you approximately 3.5 hours to get to the beautiful RWU campus. You can also drive your car right onto a ferry and cut down on the commute that way as well!

 

That’s all from me for now, folks! Don’t forget that our Early Action I deadline (Nov. 1st) is less than a month away!

 

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Spring 2014

Welcome to the Roger Williams University Admission blog. If you are as anxious as we are for the return of warm weather good news only 10 calendar days till Spring. This week (March 10th) our students are on Spring break, some have returned home, others chose to take vacation to warmer climates, some are involved in internships or working and a few have opted to be involved in RWU’s alternative Spring break (Swapping Sun for Service).

Admission Decisions & Accepted Student Events

In the meantime, our Admission team is continuing to make admission decisions for Fall 2014 and planning for our next Accepted Student Day programs. If you have not visited RWU before or visited us in the past consider visiting us again. We realize making a final decision of where you will be attending college in the Fall is a very important decision to make. Our Student Acceptance Days are designed for you and your family to meet our faculty, students and staff, attend sessions on internship and overseas opportunities, hear about the programs we offer that will help you transition from high school to college,  learn about our community Outreach and Engagement programs, meet our staff from our Tutorial Support Services, Student Accessibility, Student Advocacy and the University Advising Center, tour our campus, set up an individual appointment to meet with a member our Financial Aid staff and at the end of your day you are invited to attend a Presidential Reception to meet the President of RWU, Dr. Don J. Farish and his wife, Maia Farish, chat  with staff from campus services, representatives from our clubs & organization and athletic coaches. It is a great event so if you have not registered yet please visit our website at www.rwu.edu , you can register online at: https://rwu.edu/admission-financial-aid/undergraduate-admission/asd or call our office at 1(800)458-7144 Ext 3500.

High School Juniors

In February we began our Spring Travel season visiting high schools, attending college fairs and mini programs in New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Washington, DC, Chicago and overseas. Contact your Guidance office to inquire if we are scheduled to be in your area or call our office at any time so we can assist you. We offer tours Monday – Thursday, 9:00, 12:30 and 2:00pm. We are also open most Saturdays (please call to verify) and offer information sessions/tours at 10:00 and 12:00pm.

You are also invited to attend one of our OPEN HOUSES in April. They are scheduled for April 16, 12:30-4:00pm and April 23rd, 12:30-4:00pm. So if you are interested you can register online.

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The final countdown (to the end of the semester)

With the end of the semester only 16 days away (when did that happen!?) all of our faculty, staff, and students are busy preparing to wrap up their Fall semesters.

Coming up this week we have our Annual Winter Illumination on Wednesday, while Dance Theatre in Concert will start on Thursday and run through Sunday.

Our Varsity sports teams are hoping to end their semesters on a strong note as our Mens Basketball, Womens Basketball, Mens Ice Hockey, Wrestling, and Mens and Womens Swimming and diving all are competing over the next two weeks.

Here in the Admission Office we are working hard to read and process all of the Early Action 1&2 applications we’ve received. If you missed our Early Action deadlines, no worries! We still have our Regular Decision deadline coming up on February 1st. In the mean time consider coming to visit us on campus over your winter break as we will be offering tours at 9 am, 12:30 pm, and 2 pm throughout the winter.

 

Happy holidays and go Hawks!

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Application Time!

Hello everyone!

Most of the RWU Admission Counselors are off the road for the fall season which means reading season has commenced! For those of you who have applied Early Action I and II- great job! We are amidst reading your applications in order to get your decisions to you around the New Year. So far I have personally read some fantastic essays, glowing letters of recommendation and some very impressive extra-curricular activities and community service! Keep up the great work!! By the end of this week we will be emailing all applicants a login username and password so you can check the status of your application.

For those of you who have not yet applied, our Regular Decision deadline is February 1, 2014. We are a member of the Common App with a one page RWU Members Page as our supplement. We are anxiously awaiting your applications so keep them coming! Below is the link to get started on your application:
https://www.commonapp.org/Login

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at admit@rwu.edu or call us at (401)254-3500!

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Admission Updates

Hi everyone!

I have updates for you from the Admission Office at RWU! First, our last Open House of the fall was on Sunday, 11/3. To all the 550-plus of the amazing prospective students (not to mention their families and friends) who came to visit campus, thank you!!! We hope you had as wonderful a day as we did! It was a little chilly but we believe a beneficial, informative and fun introduction to RWU.

If you couldn’t make it for an Open House, don’t worry! We are hosting a College Week Live chat on Tuesday, 11/4, from 12pm-8pm. College Week Live is a virtual college fair where students have an opportunity to connect with colleges. Our students and counselors will be chatting live and we are also hosting various presentations…check out my session Admissions 101 at 4pm EST. I’d love to take any questions you have! Of course, you are always welcome to come for a visit. We have tours Monday – Saturday. You can book a tour online here.

Lastly, just a reminder that we extended our Early Action 1 deadline to November 7, 2013 so you have a little more time to submit your applications. We had our annual “Application Reader Training” this past Friday and are so excited to begin reviewing your application! Should you have any questions, feel free to contact us anytime. Our admission email is admit@rwu.edu or call us 401-254-3500.

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The Ending of Fall Travel Season and Application Deadlines are fast approaching!!

The Ending of Fall Travel Season and Application Deadlines are fast approaching!!

It’s hard to believe that the ending of our Fall travel season is fast approaching. I have had the pleasure of visiting schools in Texas as well as the Boston and Cape area this season.

Just a few weeks ago we had our October Open House! If you were unable to attend our October Open House don’t sweat it because we have one coming up on Sunday, November 3rd from 1:00pm-5:00pm. During our Open House you will have an opportunity to meet with our dedicated faculty, admissions and financial aid counselors, coaches from our 20 varsity sports, clubs and organizations, current students, and even tour our beautiful Bristol campus.

Friday, November 1st is our first of two early action application deadlines. If you will not be able to make our Early Action 1 deadline by Friday; please make sure to apply by Friday, November 15th for our Early Action 2 deadline.

I am excited about leaving the road to start reading applications from students I have had the opportunity to meet while on the road. If you have any questions about our application deadlines or requirements please feel free to contact our Undergraduate Admissions office at 800-458-7144 or email us at admit@rwu.edu.

GO RED SOX

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