For those of you that applied Early Action 1, the wait is almost over! This week, we will begin rolling out decisions for applicants that completed their admission requirements by November 1, 2014. So exciting! The admissions staff has really enjoyed reading the applications thus far and look forward to welcoming the next class of RWU Hawks!
As for my friends that applied Early Action 2, we started reading your applications and look forward to learning more about your interests in RWU.
Below, please find a few friendly reminders:
If you are interested in the Honors Program, the deadline for your application is February 1st, 2015. I highly encourage all of our applicants to apply for the Honors Program as it truly is a great experience! For information on the program and how to apply, please follow this link: http://www.rwu.edu/academics/honors-program
Happy holidays everyone,
You are welcome to visit RWU anytime, register for a tour, met with our students and staff but better yet we are offering an OPEN HOUSE on December 7th. Meet with faculty, staff and current students, take a tour of our water-front campus, speak with coaches and student athletes, learn about our overseas programs, internships and learn more about our 80+ clubs and organizations.
So..at this time… The Admission staff wishes to extend to you and your family a wonderful holiday season. Stay safe and enjoy.]]>
Some of my favorite moments were running into students at visits or fairs who were dressed in RWU apparell, it provided a rush of an internal “WOOOOOOOO YOURE CLEARLY INTERESTED IN ROGER!!!!!!!”. Huge visits with thirty to fifty people were awesome. I got to basically perform and attempt to be funny (which if you know me then you i succeeded) and getting the group to respond to me. But, I loved having small, intimate visits with a couple of students more. Being able to answer their specific questions and getting to know them and what they want in a school was wonderful.
My first travel season was everything I could have hoped for and more, now lets hope reading the applications of the prospective students I met on the road measures up.]]>
1. What is the weather like?
2. What are your application deadlines?
3. Do you have any performing arts?
4. Is the food any good?
5. How far from Long Island is RWU?
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!
RWU Transfer Application:
Contact: Dana Clark, firstname.lastname@example.org, 401.254.3532]]>
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.
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.]]>
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!]]>
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:
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com or call us at (401)254-3500!]]>
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us 401-254-3500.]]>
There is a ton of research on the factors that contribute to an overall successful college experience. One of the key factors is that crucial first year. If a student has a positive experience in the first year, he/she will be more likely to succeed academically, progress toward graduation in four years, and take advantage of the resources and opportunities available to them during their stay. The likelihood of having such an experience is directly related to the students’ ability to make strong, meaningful connections to the campus community (peers, faculty, administrators and staff).
For many incoming freshmen, it is their first time away from home, family, lifelong friends and a familiar environment. Their newfound independence can be overwhelming, intimidating and even frustrating. In the face of such concerns, it is understandable that some would like to be able to take off and get away from it all and go back to that which is comfortable. If the student has the opportunity (transportation) to go home every weekend (or more often), there is the chance that he/she will not make the connections to become fully engaged with the campus community. Not that there is anything wrong with going home and visiting family and friends but research has proven, the student is much better served by facing and working his/her way through the challenges. There are generally two schools of thought on going home in the first semester of freshmen year: on the short side, it is suggested that freshmen should not go home before the Columbus Day weekend, on the long side, it is the Thanksgiving Holiday.
So, the reason that freshmen cannot have cars is not because of lack of space, or that you are the last in seniority but most importantly, because we want you to be successful… Wait until your sophomore year to begin amassing parking tickets…]]>