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Veterans Day Ceremony

Join the Student Veterans Alliance, Military and Veteran's Law Association, ROTC and President Donald Farish in honoring our veterans with a ceremony in front of the Administration Building. Please join us in honoring those within our community who have served. The ceremony will include remarks by Mr. Farish, invocation by the Reverend Nancy Soukup, a performance by student group Drastic Measures, and serving as master of ceremonies will be Kevin Hayden, Director of Study Abroad Programs. Guest speaker will be Jennifer Conole, RWU Career Advisor. Conole, an NROTC graduate from Holy Cross, is a US Navy veteran and has subsequently worked as a civilian with the US Coast Guard before joining the University. For more information, contact Scott Yonan at or 401-254-3389.

Homecoming and Family Weekend: Comedian Hal Sparks

Currently starring in the Disney XD show, LAB RATS, actor/comedian Hal Sparks began his professional career as a teenager in Chicago. As a member of the famed Second City Troupe, his quick wit and affable personality quickly gained him recognition and acclaim and he was named the “Funniest Teenager In Chicago” by the Chicago Sun Times. Sparks went on to host the Emmy Award- winning “Talk Soup” on E! Entertainment Television, winning rave reviews from fans and critics alike. He starred for five seasons on Showtime’s hit series “Queer As Folk” and appeared in the films “Extract,” “Spiderman 2” and “Dude, Where’s My Car?” Sparks recently starred in his own one hour Showtime comedy special, “Charmageddon,” which is now a best-selling DVD.

Homecoming & Family Weekend to Feature Fun, Friends

October 21, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I. – Whether you’re a dedicated Hawk who never leaves campus or an alumnus/a seeking to reconnect with old friends, get ready to turn up your blue and gold at Homecoming and Family Weekend! The celebration that conjures RWU pride in students, alumni, families and faculty/staff alike will take place from October 24 to 26. 

Finding something fun to do this weekend won’t be hard – with a jam-packed schedule of lively events, there’s something for everyone. Get in the Hawk frame of mind by supporting winter sports teams at the Midnight Madness pep rally, or by attending any number of games and matches happening on campus. Alumni can revisit their college sports days by playing in the Alumni Softball Game or registering for the Homecoming 5K Race, which is also open to all students, families, and faculty. Families can get to know the area better with tours of campus and of scenic Bristol, and by noshing on candy apples at Autumn Fest on the Commons Quad. Special musical and comedic performances will also be an option for entertainment.

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Third Annual Second Eid Dinner

Join the RWU Muslim Students' Association for the third annual Second Eid Dinner. Second Eid is the most sacred of Muslim religious holidays, which commemorates Abrahams obedience to God. Enjoy traditional Middle Eastern and South Asian foods prepared from menus created by Chef Reuben Haag of Bon Appétit and RWU students Manveer Singh and Faihan Alfahani. Music and dancing follows dinner. Note: MSA/ELS Students, if you have a meal plan, please swipe your card for the dinner. If you do not have a meal plan, you can get a ticket (no fee) from Rev. Nancy Soukup, by emailing For all others, the cost of meal is $11. Sponsored by RWU’s Bon Appétit, the MSA, the Spiritual Life Program.

An Hour with Islam

Learn about Islam from our Muslim Student Association. Light snacks will be provided for you to enjoy. This is a merit point program for students living on campus. All RWU students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend.

"Just Beat WIT" Spirit Soccer Game

Support the men's soccer team as they "Just Beat WIT (Wentworth Institute of Technology)" under the lights! ICC, Hollerin’ Hawks, and Athletics are teaming up to support the men's soccer team in their quest to "Just Beat WIT." Wear white and get your face painted by Hollerin’ Hawks! Limited number of Spirit Week shirts will be distributed.

Spirit Lunch

Blue and Gold lunch in Upper and Lower Commons to support RWU athletics — thenbring that spirit to support the men's soccer team in their "Go Roger!" game against Wentworth Institute of Technology on Wednesday. Limited number of Spirit Week shirts will be distributed.

Picture Yourself With the Homecoming Court

Stop by Lower Commons to take your picture in the photo booth and cast your vote for the 2014 Homecoming Court. Limited number of Spirit Week shirts will be distributed.

Fall Classic

Get your 2014 Spirit Week shirt and cheer on your friends as they compete for bragging rights and the 2014 Fall Classic Trophy. It all happens under the lights on the turf field. Did we mention that the winning team gets a $250 cash prize? Limited number of Spirit Week shirts will be distributed.

Social Justice Week: "Girl Rising" Documentary & Discussion

Girl Rising is a documentary about about nine unforgettable girls striving beyond circumstances, pushing past limits. Their dreams, their voices, their incredible stories are captured in a film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Please join us for this powerful documentary and discussion.