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RWU Law is the only Sea Grant Legal Program north of the Mason-Dixon Line and only one of 4 in the country.

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The Office of Alumni, 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 Law Alumni Association. 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

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 take place on March 4, 5 and 6 from 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Student regalia will be available in the School of Law Bookstore at the end of April.  Stay tuned for an announcement regarding regalia pickup dates from the Bookstore. All regalia must be returned to the School of Law Bookstore table following the ceremony in the Field House. Please contact the Bookstore directly at (401) 254-4592.

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

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. Commencement Parking Map

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