Parents & Families

Welcome to the Roger Williams University Family!

The Office of Student & Family Assistance focuses on developing lasting relationships that begin at acceptance and extend throughout your college experience. We are dedicated to supporting the overall academic success and well-being of our students.

It's a great day to be a Hawk!

Here Are A Few Helpful Links:   Academic Calendar  Student Handbook  Contact Us

Law Academic Calendar  Law Student Handbook

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A Guide for Students and Families

Renee Vachon Danho, RWU’s first-ever director of student and family assistance, helps empower students with the confidence to succeed as independent adult learners. Additionally, students and families in distress can seek the information they need to effectively navigate crisis situations, including medical leave of absence. Renee can be reached at 401-254-3009 or rdanho@rwu.edu.

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Current Families

Get the information you need to best support your current RWU student whether they are in their first year or their last.

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Prospective Families

Get useful information on RWU admission requirements, programs, majors, and other information to help your student decide on RWU. Also learn about visiting campus, parking on campus, and taking full advantage of your visit to our community.

New Student Parent & Family Information Form

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Student & Family Events

Orientation, Convocation, Commencement, Homecoming, and Family Weekend are wonderful times when families can get better acquainted with the Roger Williams campus and Bristol community.

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Parent & Family Association

Parent & Family Association

The Parent & Family Association invites parents to serve as ambassadors for RWU in the following areas: Admission, Advancement, Career Services, and Student Life.

Join the Parent & Family Association

Summer Dining Hours

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Upper Commons

Thursday, May 17 and Friday, May 18
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
*Continuous Service is available*

Saturday, May 19 – Saturday, May 26: Closed
Sunday, May 27: Dinner only, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.                                                

Summer Hours begin Monday, May 28* (7-days a week)

Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
*Fourth of July: no lunch service

Baypoint
Thursday, May 17 (last day of operation for the summer)
Continental breakfast only: 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Law School Bistro
Monday, April 30 - Friday, May 11: closes at 1:00 p.m.

Lower Commons
Wednesday, May 16: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 17 and Friday, May 18: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 19: 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 20: Closed

Monday, May 21 – Friday, May 25 (closed weekends)
Continental Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
*the Lower Commons will be open during Orientation weeks for lunch only*

Café Express and Global Café
Wednesday, May 16: closes for the summer at 2:00 p.m.

Hawk’s Nest
Wednesday, May 16: closes at 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 17: 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Friday, May 18: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 19: 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
*the Hawk’s Nest will be open during Orientation days*

C-Store
Wednesday, May 16: closes at 8:00 p.m.

FULL SUMMER HOURS OF OPERATION CALENDAR CAN BE FOUND HERE