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The Marine Affairs Institute holds a major symposium every other year. These events draw national and international experts in their various fields to RWU Law. Students can attend these symposia for free. Past topics range from fisheries law, climate change and the legacy of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

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FAQs

Regalia
Graduates must get measured for their Law School regalia, consisting of a robe, hood, and tam, ordered through the School of Law Bookstore.  All measurements are to be completed by March 7, 2016.  Contact Sandra at lawbookstore@rwu.edu if you have not had your measurements taken.

Class Rings
Class rings may be ordered online at www.balfour.com or for an appointment with the Balfour representative, contact: Peg.mead@balfour.com

Photography & Commencement Video
Roger Williams University Media Services will record the ceremony. Graduates will be emailed a link to view the ceremony online after the ceremony.  The Office of Programs & Events will have a professional photographer at the ceremony. 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: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/rwu-law-commencement. 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.

Graduate Arrival
Graduates should arrive to campus by 11:15 am and should report directly to the Field House in the Campus Recreation Center.  An official Class of 2016 will be taken in the Field House at 11:45 am sharp.  If you are not assembled at that time, you will not be included in the historic photograph. The graduate procession will begin at 12:50 pm.

Flowers
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: http://www.commencementflowers.com/index.php/RogerWilliams.

Parking Information
Parking is available at no charge. All graduates and guests should enter through the North Gate for parking. Public Safety will direct vehicles. Handicap parking and seating should be requested by May 1 using the 2016 Request for Handicap Parking or Seating online form.  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 lawevents@rwu.edu.