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Commencement 2012

Fast Facts

RWU Law provides students a broad range of marine resource and maritime courses taught by full professors as well as expert practitioners.  The curriculum includes courses in admiralty, fisheries, piracy, ocean and coastal law, ocean policy, and climate change.

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Graduates must get measured for their Law School regalia, consisting of a robe, hood, and tam, ordered through the School of Law Bookstore.  Measurements will be taken in late February/early March.  Stay tuned for an announcement regarding measurement taking and regalia pickup dates.

Class Rings
Class rings may be ordered online at or for an appointment with the Balfour representative, contact:

The Office of Programs & Events will have a professional photographer in the Field House prior to the ceremony for a class photo. The photo will be taken at 11:45 a.m. If you are not assembled at that time, you will not be included in the historic photograph. Graduates will receive a 5 x 7" print from the Office of the Dean. Additional prints may be purchased directly from Commencement Photos, Inc. at 978-851-5924. Due to safety regulations, family members and friends must remain in their seats throughout the ceremony. No guest will be permitted to stand in the aisles during the ceremony. Members of the audience using cameras may take pictures or videos from their seat.

Live Stream
The School of Law’s Commencement will be available via UStream (live feed) during the ceremony using this link: Family and friends unable to be present at the ceremony will be able to tune in on that day. Following the ceremony, the video will be archived and you will receive a link to access it at a later date.

Commencement Video
Roger Williams University Media Services will record the ceremony. Graduates will be emailed a link to view the ceremony online at a later date. Send email address updates to

A professional florist, Commencement Flowers, Inc., will be on campus before and during our Commencement ceremony.  Flowers may be purchased on Commencement day near the front entrance to the commencement tent.  For your convenience, you may pre-order flowers ahead of time, and have them available for pick-up at our location at Commencement.  Please visit their website at:

Parking is available at no charge. All graduates and guests should enter through the North Gate for parking. Public Safety will direct vehicles. Traffic will be heavy, please allow extra time to arrive on campus. 

General Information
Any law graduate or family member having questions relating to the School of Law Commencement, please contact the Office of Programs & Events at 401-254-4659 or