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    Student Parking Permits Go On Sale August 1

    Permits for the 2015-2016 academic year go on sale August 1 for eligble students. Parking permits cost $165.00.

    Please make sure you order the correct permit for your housing assignment, and verify that your mailing address is correct. All orders placed between August 1 to 15 will be mailed directly to your home address! DO NOT LIST YOUR MAILING ADDRESS AS 1 OLD FERRY ROAD.

    Campus residents and students living at Almeida or Baypoint who order their permits after August 15 can pick them up at the campus main entrance. Those students picking up their permit from the main entrance must have the vehicle registration and student ID ready for verification.

    Commuters and Law Students will continue to have permits mailed to them after August 15.

    Permits must be properly displayed on any vehicle parked on University owned or operated properties no later than September 1. Avoid citations and purchase your permit early. For the latest rules and regulations go to: 




    Pool Will Be Closed August 3-7

    The pool will be closed Monday, August 3 through Friday, August 7 for maintenance. Sorry for any inconvenience. We will re-open with an abbreviated schedule for lap swim hours on Monday, August 10. Please check the August lap swim calendar for schedule of days & times.


    Convocation Staff Volunteers Needed

    With the arrival of our new students just a short month away, it is time to ask for volunteers for New Student Convocation. This annual ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 22. Volunteers are need to help with day of preparation and the actual event, which begins at 2 p.m. on the athletic field. To volunteer, please email Deb Burgo in the Conferences Office at


    Undergrad and Law Clearance Clothing — Additional 50% Off

    Take an additional 50% off [on the lowest sticker price] on all Undergrad and Law School clothing from now until Friday, July 31!


    Faculty Reminder: Submit Your Fall Textbook Requests to the Bookstore

    How can we save your students money for textbooks? Place your textbook orders today to the Bookstore. Although the original deadline in April has passed, it is still not too late to get used textbooks into the Bookstore. Used textbooks save students 25% off of the new price. Plus, the textbook you choose may be available to rent, saving your students even more money. Keep in mind that late textbook requests may run into problems with publishers being "out of stock" or wrong shipments received at the Bookstore. We will do our very best to have your textbook request in stock before the start of class, but we will not be able to guarantee this for late orders. We begin to pull all of the students' textbook reservations during the first week in August. Any questions, please call Becky Reid at 401.254.3036 or email her at Thank you!


    Attention Students: Reserve Your Textbooks Now at the Bookstore

    Reserve your textbooks now at the Bookstore to make sure that you are getting the correct books for your classes. You have the options of choosing new, used, rental or digital. Last year, students saved $589,432 by renting their textbooks through the Bookstore. Over 89% of our textbook list is available to rent. And over 66% of RWU students have rented through the Bookstore. Reserve your textbooks early to guarantee that your order is filled before school begins on Wednesday, August 26. Last Fall, we fulfilled over 2,800 orders. Keep in mind that if you order your textbooks during the first week of class, fulfilling your order may take up to 24 to 48 business hours. So don't delay — order today! All textbooks are fully returnable within the first week of class with a receipt. Textbooks must be in the same condition as was sold to you.


    Kayaks and Paddleboards Available on the Waterfront

    Kayaks and paddleboards are available for use from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily (weather permitting) on the Waterfont. 

    Waterfront staff will give newcomers a brief orientation and provide tidal information before sending paddlers off on Mt. Hope Bay.

    For more information, visit


    Dining Summer Hours of Operation and Closures

    Upper Commons
    7 days a week
    Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
    Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Dinner: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


    Hawk’s Nest
    Tthe Hawk’s Nest will be closed for most of the summer with the exception of Orientation days*

    Lower Commons
    Weekdays, May 26 – Mid-August
    Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Closed weekends

    Global Café and Café Express

    Law School Bistro



    Shuttle Service Through Summer Intersession

    On Monday, May 18, the shuttle schedule begins for summer intersession. Please visit and click on the link to: Intersession Shuttle Schedule for Winter, Summer and Spring Week breaks. Please contact Shuttle Services at if you have any questions.