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Commencement 2013: Full Coverage, Live Stream Available Here

BRISTOL, R.I. -- On Saturday, May 18, another class of Roger Williams University students will cross the Commencement stage to receive their hard-earned degrees and officially become college graduates. Joining them will be honorary degree recipient and keynote speaker, John M. Barry, an historian and author whose recent book details the work of university namesake Roger Williams. A day earlier, preeminent civil rights attorney and founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center Morris Dees will address the RWU Law graduating class in a separate ceremony on the Bristol campus. 

This year, both Commencement ceremonies will be livestreamed on the web for those unable to join us on campus. The ceremonies will only be streamed in real time, and an archived version of the events will be made available via YouTube at a later date. Click here to watch Commencement 2013. 

In the weeks prior to Commencement, this page will be updated to direct PDQ@RWU readers to stories, slideshows and other coverage related to this year's exercises. Check back regularly for information updates and new content.

  • The view from the Commencement stage is sure to be just as sweet as Kathleen Kiely's View From the Top, the senior thesis that the media communications (journalism) graduate shared with readers.
  • As Commencement closes the chapter on their lives as undergraduates, seniors reflect on their time at RWU and offer their best advice to the Class of 2017
  • This news release details the honorary degree recipients and commencement speakers -- John M. Barry and Morris Dees -- for each of the commencement ceremonies.