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    Beginning Friday, May 1, 2015 at noon, the RWU Colleague system will be unavailable for a short time due to system upgrades. This will mean that you will not be able to register online, access your grades, request transcripts, etc. until the system is reactivated. We anticipate that the Colleague system will be available again by May 11, 2015. We will notify you when the system upgrade is complete and access is restored.

    Please submit all requests to and they will be processed based upon the date of receipt.

    To ensure that you are enrolled in the Summer and Fall course(s) of your choice, you are encouraged to register online for courses prior to May 1st. Students who cannot register by May 1st can take advantage of the following options:

    1. Contact your academic advisor who will complete the Summer and/or Fall registration form(s) on your behalf and document your request so SCS can manually enroll you in the course(s). Students who have questions regarding their assigned advisor can contact Mary Cooney at 401-254-4805 or
    2. Register online when the system upgrade is complete and access is restored.


    Jamie ScurryThe School of Continuing Studies (SCS) is one of the six academic schools at Roger Williams University, each has a specific mission, and all are united in a shared commitment to “Affordable Excellence.”   The University is uniformly dedicated to providing an exceptional learning experience for all of its students.

    As the cost of education continues to rise and transformative change reshapes higher education, the School of Continuing Studies is helping to lead the way to ensure students have access to affordable, high quality education. The School of Continuing Studies was a pioneer  in Prior Learning Assessments, and remains a leader today, accepting up to 90 credits towards a Bachelor degree.  We also partner with industry and community based organization to offer programs that train the next generation of leaders. The SCS’s also offers flexible formats to meet the needs of our local and distance learning students. We always stay ahead of the curve to ensure that we are providing the best educational options and delivery modes.  Every step we take in this new and ever-shifting educational landscape is done with the intention of keeping us focused on being relevant, connected, and engaged in meeting the needs of today’s adult students.

    Both our degree and non-credit programs at SCS are designed to prepare our students for careers and industries that  exist today and to also instill students with the deep knowledge and skills they will need to help them be competitive when new jobs and industries emerge. We do this by creating critical thinkers who understand cultural and ecological context, have an open mindset, professional ethos, and by providing an education that delivers a transformative learning experience to each of our students.

    We are proud of our graduates and of their accomplishments. The education they received at Roger Williams University has changed their lives in many ways, both personally and professionally. Our commitment to an exceptional education matches yours. I invite you to learn more about Affordable Excellence and how our programs and certificates (credit and non-credit) can fuel the changes you most want to make in your future, career, and life.

    I look forward to the day I can call you a Roger Williams University alumnus.

    All my best,

    Jamie E. Scurry

    Dean of Continuing Studies