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 is here?

Well, while the calendar shows that spring has sprung, we really aren’t seeing it…are we? But as the flowers bloom and weather gets warmer we will be in for a real treat. High school seniors will be attending prom, throwing their hats up at graduation and deciding what to do once high school has come to end. Planning for the future is certainly no easy task. In fact, even current college students are in the same boat in trying to determine what should be their next steps. Maybe the college they are attending is too close to home or classes are too big…it’s hard finding the perfect fit. Well, we have good news. RWU has extended our transfer application deadline to April 15th. All you need is your official high school and college transcripts along with an application to apply. You can come to campus any time for a tour, info. session or meeting with our Transfer Admission Counselor. So while spring is has begun, remember you can have a new start to the fall season which is just around the corner.

RWU Transfer Application:

Contact: Dana Clark,, 401.254.3532

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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 , you can register online at: 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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