Today’s Field Trip: December 2, 2016

Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island

The Hope Life Skills class traveled east on interstate Route 195 through Seekonk and Rehoboth, Massachusetts to the Bristol, Rhode Island Roger Williams University campus about 23 miles from Providence.   The field trip

mission was to learn a few things about the college search process, tour a university with a great reputation and ask any and all questions

that come to mind during the experience.

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a Roger Williams University student tour guide begins the tour through the campus

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The Life Skills class follows the RWU student tour guide to another building on campus.

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Inside a typical Freshmen dormitory room shared by two RWU students.


Students enter the Roger Williams University Intercultural Center to meet Don Mays, the Director of the Intercultural Center.

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Don Mays (right) introduces Dean Saldana, a Roger Williams University junior, to the Hope Life Skills class. Dean just happens to be a Hope High School graduate. He spoke about the importance of reading in college. He said students should expect a total of 100 pages to read a night from their professors. Dean also spoke about the importance and benefits of stepping out of your comfort zone once you arrive at college to meet new people and participate in new activities.  It’s a great way to expand your network, improve your skills and find out what you really like.

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Tatiana Williams, an Admissions Counselor at Roger Williams University, answers student questions during lunch at the school’s nationally ranked cafeteria.

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Gerardo Castenada leaves the University cafeteria after a sumptuous lunch with an ice cream dessert.

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Don Mays answers student questions about the college application and admissions process as well as financial aid possibilities.

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Yael Torres follows the Roger Williams University custom of shaking the hand on the statue of Roger Williams after inadvertently stepping on the school seal on the floor of the Business Studies Building. Stepping on the school seal is considered bad luck. In order to avoid the bad luck, custom requires one to shake the hand of Roger Williams.








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