Skip to Content

RWU’s Rhode Island Tribute Triumphs at Bristol Parade

For the third year in a row, the RWU Orientation Advisors’ float has captured the Best in Parade Award

BRISTOL, R.I. – Among the hundreds of floats and attractions marching in the oldest Fourth of July celebration in America, Roger Williams University students once again distinguished themselves via their creativity and ingenuity by receiving top honors in the Bristol parade for the third year in a row.

Their theme, “Great Things Come From Small Places,” brought onlookers a visual journey from Newport to Providence, depicting the landmarks and highlights of the Ocean State, including the Mount Hope Bridge, Newport mansions, Providence skyline, a working lighthouse and real carousel horses.

For more than two decades, the undergraduate Orientation Advisors have joined forces with the facilities staff to construct floats that consistently exceed audience expectations.