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

Nantucket

Nantucket

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RWU and Beyond

We hope you have had a chance to meet one of our Admission Counselors on the road this Fall. If you haven’t please refer to our website at www.rwu.edu under Admissions, click on RWU on the road. We list by State and Country our high schools visit lists and college fairs. If you don’t see your high school listed or college fair near you call our office and we will be able to tell you if and when we will be in your area. We offer tours 3x a day, Monday through Friday and 2x on Saturday. Just call our office to schedule your visit or register online for a tour and information session. We have two remaining OPEN HOUSES this Fall scheduled for October 20th and November 3rd. Our campus could not be more beautiful this time of year which is surrounded by two bays of the Atlantic Ocean in the historic village of Bristol, RI. The Fall foliage is at its peak right now so come and enjoy our campus, meet our faculty, students and staff. While traveling to RWU or just if you are interested in knowing what our State has to offer please enjoy the suggested tour listed below which was developed by, Eric Schmigle, a member of our Admission staff. We look forward to meeting all of you and sharing with you what RWU has to offer…..

If you will be visiting RWU’s campus we highly recommend you visit the historic downtown of Bristol. Roger Williams University is located only a few minutes away and you will be pleasantly surprised of what Bristol has to offer. Visit Historic Bristol to learn more about one of New England’s hidden treasures.

If you cannot get enough of the beautiful coastline of Rhode Island we suggest traveling only 30 minutes up the road to Newport, RI . Newport has its own feel with fine dining, shopping on Thames Street and scenic walking tours of historic mansions. If you feel adventurous you can always make reservations on one of the many sailboats that offer tours of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. Weather and season permitting.

Lastly, when leaving RI and if time allows visit Providence, RI. It has its own shopping Mall at Providence Place which is a 3 level upscale shopping center, visit Thayer Street, Federal Hill for Italian food and WaterFire which is a must when visiting RI.

PS. Use our campus visit page to sign up for a student guided campus tour!!
Our website is: www.rwu.edu . Should you wish to contact us, please call 1(401)254-3500.

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Fall 2013 Updates!

Come to us or we’ll come to you!  Our first open house of the season is coming up quickly on Sunday, September 29th 1:00pm- 5:00pm so don’t forget to register!  Our Admissions team as well as several faculty and staff members, coaches and students from the RWU community will be attending and available to answer your questions.  It’s also a great opportunity to hear from President Farish, tour the beautiful waterfront campus and attend one of our information sessions.  Additional open house events will be taking place on October 20th and November 3rd so sign up today!

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WELCOME TO RWU ADMISSION

WELCOME TO RWU ADMISSION

Only a few more days of travel for the Admission staff before we settle in to review your application. It’s been a great travel season. We have traveled to 14 states and 21 countries. Sunday, November 13th will be our last OPEN HOUSE till April 2012 so please come and join us. The OPEN HOUSE is held from 9:00-1:00pm. You can register online or call our office. We are also open Monday –Saturday and our tour times are posted on our webpage as well. Don’t hesitate to call us if you have any questions.

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Early Action One or Two???

Early Action One or Two???

Hi everyone!

I am writing to you from the lovely area of Fairfield County, CT where I have been visiting high schools all week. This is one of my absolute favorite places to visit – the students are super nice, the guidance counselors are welcoming and there are about a million Panera’s (much love to Panera Bread for their Asian Chicken Sesame Salad which keeps me from going hungry!)

Anyway, I wanted to let you know the difference between our two Early Action application deadlines. I’ve been getting alot of questions regarding why would we have deadlines two weeks apart. Here’s the situation – if you can apply for Early Action One (by 11/1) we will send your decision by December 15. Alternatively, you can apply for Early Action Two (by 11/15) and we will send your decision by January 15. Now I’ve been working in Admissions at RWU for 5 years and I can promise you that as soon as you hit send on the Common App you are going to want to know your decision. Knowing around December 15 gives you and your family more time to think it over as deposits aren’t due til May 1. Also, it is not binding to apply early action meaning you do not need to commit to RWU.

If you have any questions at all, big or small, we are here for you. Most of us counselors are hitting the road hard visiting high schools around the world but you can email us at admit@rwu.edu or call into the office at 401-254-3500. My email is jwinthrop-oney@rwu.edu if you want to ask me something – I love to help!

Best of luck with your college application process!!! Remember by this time next year you will be happily settled into your new home :) We hope it’s RWU!

Jessica

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Adventures in Asia

Adventures in Asia

Just this past week I returned from a month of travels in Asia, a month spent meeting students and their families that brought me to some truly amazing places and in contact with some truly amazing people. Here are a few of the places and sights that I was able to see and of course I had to take Swoop the Hawk, our mascot with me as well! In Kolkata, India I was able to visit the home and then the orphanage where Mother Teresa spent her life before traveling to the outskirts of the city to see rural fishing villages. In New Delhi, India I was able to take to the streets to explore the shops and restaurants. In Beijing, China a group of daring counselors and myself woke up at 4:30 in the morning to make it to the Great Wall before our afternoon college fair and gazing over the amazing structure as it rolled on in the hills in both directions was worth every second. In Hong Kong the lights at night both from the top of Victoria’s Peak and from the middle of the harbor were truly stunning. Not to mention the whirlwind experience of being interviewed on a television network in Vietnam, speaking with fellow counselors about how to choose a university and how to apply. And that is just a few of the places and images from my travels that will stay with me now that I am home.

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