Reunion 2024 * APril 19-21 * Providence,RI

You Belong Here.

WELCOME back to campus! This weekend promises to fill the day with opportunities for you to reunite with your classmates, network, and have fun!  Come see the evolution of our programming which prepares the next wave of alumni to become future industry leaders. It's our JWU Community coming together and we hope you join us to be a part of this exciting journey.

Make sure take advantage of the campus tours, see new program spaces with the latest technology, network with beloved faculty, and make lasting alumni connections.

Want to connect with your classmates? Stay connected at JWU Connect, a closed community portal exclusively for JWU alumni.

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 19

Good to See You Back on Campus!

CAT Team Tours 
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

JWU Players Showcase
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
If you're a fan of theater, you won't want to miss out on the incredible performances by the talented student actors at JWU. Get ready for an unforgettable experience that will leave you in awe of their skills and creativity.

Wildcat Welcome Gathering
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Get ready to catch up with your classmates and forge new alumni connections at this fun and relaxed gathering. 

Saturday, April 20

Welcome Registration & CAT CampusTours 
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Downcity: John J. Bowen Center for Science and Innovation, 75 Chestnut St, Providence
Harborside: Cuisinart Center for Culinary Excellence Lobby, 333 Shipyard St, Providence

JWU's Sharkfest!
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. -
Xavier Academic Center, Room 402
Come see students from the Larry Friedman Center for Entrepreneurship present their innovative business ideas in a Shark Tank-style showcase. This is an impressive display of our future entrepreneurs.

4/20 with Dr. Bud (Michael Budziszek, Ph.D.)
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. -
John J. Bowen Center for Science and Innovation, Room 200
Learn about specialized business practices in the cannibus industry.

Cybersecurity: The Future of Tomorrow
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. -
John J. Bowen Center for Science and Innovation, Room 215 & 216

Join Professor Anthony Chavis to explore the fascinating and mind-expanding world of digital warfare.

Taste of JWU
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. - Harborview Patio, 1150 Narragansett Blvd, Cranston, RI 
The signature event you don't want to miss! Connect with leadership, faculty, and fellow classmates to experience cuisines featuring local restaurants owned and employed by JWU Alumni.

Wildcat Cheer - JWU Baseball Game
2:00 p.m. *Time Change Due to Weather 
Cheer on JWU baseball athletes as they play in a double-header!

Culinary Beverage Workshop
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.- Harborview, 1150 Narragansett Blvd, Cranston, RI 
Join Professor Michael Sabitoni, Chair of The Department of Food & Beverage Management, and Professor Brian J. Warrener, Director of The Center for Beverage Education & Innovation,
in learning how to make unique delicious cocktails and mocktails and pair them with specilized menu offerings.

Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. - Cuisinart Center for Culinary Excellence Lobby, 333 Shipyard St, Providence
An awards ceremony celebrating fellow alumni who are recognized for their notable impact in their industry and outstanding leadership in the JWU Community.

Casino Night
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. - Culinary Arts Museum, 315 Harborside Blvd, Providence
It's time to celebrate! Come together to network and have fun, while enjoying an exceptional, lavish dinner prepared by Campus Dining and Catering.

Sunday, April 21

Brunch By the Bay
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Harborview, 1150 Narragansett Blvd, Cranston, RI 
Enjoy a full breakfast spread featuring a variety of stations that offer a variety of mouthwatering dishes as well as an alumni owned coffee bar pop up, all while being surrounded by breathtaking views. This is the perfect way to wrap up an incredible weekend, leaving you feeling refreshed and energized for your trip home.

Latin Inspired Coffee Highlight - part of Brunch!
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Harborview, 1150 Narragansett Blvd, Cranston, RI 
Join fellow alum, Andrea Moreno '16, '20 MBA of Cafe Ava, to learn and experience delicious specialty Latin coffees for a perfect start to your morning.

Wildcat Cheer - JWU Softball Game
12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Make sure to stop by and cheer on our softball team as they play a doubleheader on campus!

Need to stay overnight?

We have reserved rooms at discounted rates at the hotels listed below. Please mention JWU Reunion Weekend when booking your reservation.

Aloft Providence
191 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 252-0710

Code: JWN

Graduate Hotel
formerly known as The Biltmore

11 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 421-0700

Hampton Inn & Suites Providence Downtown
58 Weybosset Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 608-3500


Radisson Hotel Providence Airport
2081 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 298-2294


Residence Inn by Marriott Providence Downtown
100 Sabin Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 279-8008