The annual Convocation ceremony is a traditional gathering of learners that celebrates and marks a student's entry into the Roger Williams University community. Full of tradition, it provides a formal welcoming to the University just as the Commencement ceremony provides a closing. New students and their families are greeted by the University President, Provost and Student Senate President, among others. During the ceremony, the faculty and staff are dressed in academic regalia, the University Mace and flags are carried in and students take the Academic Integrity Pledge. The ceremony takes places in the presence of family members, fellow students and the University staff and faculty.
Family and friends of new RWU students who can't be on campus for New Student Convocation, are invited to share in the celebration by watching at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/rwu-convocation-channel
Date: Saturday, August 22, 2015
Time: The student procession begins at 12:45 PM from the south end of campus as students exit their residence halls. Commuter students should assemble on the Cedar Basketball Court at 12:45pm so they can join the procession to the Campus Recreation Center. The full ceremonial procession begins at 1:40 PM from the Campus Recreation Center with the ceremony beginning at 2:00 PM.
Location: Tent on Paolino Field directly behind the Campus Recreation Center
Parking: Refer to the Convocation Parking Map
Watch it online: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/rwu-convocation-channel
For more information regarding the Convocation ceremony, please contact the Conferences Office at 401-254-3067.