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: Fall Orientation Schedule  Academic Calendar  Student Handbook  Contact Us

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Helping Students and Families to Navigate Their Course!

The RWU community is working hard to ensure that your academic needs and overall well-being guide your return to campus following these challenging pandemic years.

When questions or issues arise, please know that I am here to support you. By providing students and families with robust resources, I seek to empower students with the confidence to succeed as evolving, independent adult learners. When you have specific questions, unique circumstances, or if you are unsure of where to turn, I can be reached at (401) 254-3009 or

Additionally, you will find helpful resources under the yellow Support Your Student button (below).

Best wishes for your success and wellness,
Renee Vachon Danho
Director of Student & Family Assistance

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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.

Support Your Student
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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.

RWU Admissions

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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

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

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