First Generation

Welcome to the First Generation Community Page!

The CCPD supports students and alumni as they navigate their career and professional development – we offer one-on-one advising, resume and cover letter reviews, workshops, networking opportunities, career fairs and moreThrough our services, we are committed to serving and supporting students and alumni of all identities – in collaboration with our RWU community partners, we have designed the Identity/Affinity Communities to support, celebrate, and recognize students’ unique diversity and have curated spaces with helpful tools, resources and staff.  You may identify with multiple communities, so we encourage you to explore the groups to find information that might be useful to you. The resources featured in these communities are not exhaustive, so feel free to contact us with any additional questions, resources, or information you think might be useful.  

Find Academic Support

The Center for Student Academic Success (CSAS) is committed to supporting all RWU students as they take on the challenges of their undergraduate or graduate degree. The Center is made up of the Advising & Peer Mentorship Office, International Student & Scholar Services, Student Accessibility Services and The Tutoring Center, which includes the Writing, Math, and Science centers. The Center is located on the first and second floors of the University Library.

Visit the Center for Student Academic Success

Get Career Ready

The Center for Career and Professional Development helps students and alumni flourish in work and in life by providing lifelong career education assistance, resources, and connections, powered by a strong network of alumni, employers, faculty, parents, and staff. Through the CCPD you can attend career events, meet with a career advisor, and get all the resources and support you need to embark on your career journey!

Meet with a Career Advisor

Understand your Financial Aid

Financial Aid can be a confusing process to navigate at any stage in your college career. RWU’s Financial Aid office can help you understand your unique financial aid and financing options and provide resources to support your financial well-being while at Roger Williams.

Learn more about Financial Aid

Get Support

The RWU Counseling Center supports students by providing an affirming, confidential, equitable, and safe environment encouraging self-exploration, reflection, and resiliency. Current students can make an appointment and find resources for navigating college life.

Meet the Counseling Center



First Generation Foundation

The First Generation Foundation encourage first-generation college students to pursue academically rigorous postsecondary educational experiences, and provides easy access to …

First in the Family

A collection of advice and stories written by first-generation college students for other first-generation college students.

I'm First!

I’m First!, an initiative of Strive for College, is an online community celebrating first-generation college students. Check out video stories …


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Bristol, RI 02809


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Tuesday 9:00-4:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00-4:00 PM
Thursday 9:00-4:00 PM
Friday 9:00-4:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

The Center for Career and Professional Development's service hours are Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm.

The CCPD does not offer same-day appointments with Career Counseling Staff.

Drop - In Career Lab Appointments with a Career Peer Advisor occur 10:00am-3:00pm in GHH 117.