Life @ RWU

Roger Williams University is a tight-knit community of citizen scholars, leaders, world travelers, athletes, environmentalists, artists, music fans, thinkers and doers. We offer more than 70 clubs and orgs, 55 study abroad programs, 40+ majors and 22 varsity athletic teams. We are a vital part of the Rhode Island community, with our campuses stretching from coastal Bristol to the capital city of Providence. Discover your path and your passion here. At Roger Williams, you'll find everything you need to not only launch a great career, but also live a great life.

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Our Campuses

With campuses on the coast of Bristol and in the heart of Providence, RWU is connected to the best of Rhode Island and beyond. The 143-acre Bristol campus overlooks Mount Hope Bay and is a short distance from the historic downtown. And the capital city campus is nestled within Providence's thriving arts district. Take a bike ride on the East Bay Bike Path, catch a concert at Lupo’s in Providence, tour the mansions in Newport or hop a bus or train to Boston or New York City!

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RWU In the Community

Whether it's the entire freshman class deployed to lend a hand on the annual Community Connections Day or students working with nonprofits to find solutions to community challenges, RWU students and faculty are engaged in all facets of life in the local and global communities we serve. Explore the many ways RWU is committed to community.

RWU In the Community
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Diversity and Inclusion

At RWU, we welcome and value all expressions of diversity and identity. An integral part of our core values, we actively promote inclusion by offering institutional programs and supporting student clubs and organizations dedicated to diversity in all aspects of university life, and by hiring faculty and staff, and recruiting students, who mirror the diversity of our region.

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Athletics and Recreation

From varsity sports to club sports and just getting in a great workout, RWU has you covered. We've got 22 outstanding varsity athletic teams, everything from from baseball to sailing, and topped off with plenty of club and intramural offerings like cheerleading and rugby. Our top-notch recreational facilities boast a well-equipped gym, an aquatic center, fitness studios and summertime kayaking and paddleboard on our waterfront.

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