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

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

Thanksgiving Outbound and Inbound Shuttle Service

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Looking to get home for Thanksgiving?  

The University provides outbound shuttle service when the residence halls close to Greyhound Bus terminal, Amtrak, Peter Pan/Bonanza Bus Terminal and TF Green Airport and the New London Ferry

Reservations are required. Complete the online Outbound (Tuesday, November 20) and Inbound (Sunday, November 25) transportation forms by clicking on the word Outbound and Inbound.

Outbound transportation will depart from the Main Shuttle Shelter located at the Main entrance between the School of Law and Admissions/Alumni Center. 

Inbound Shuttle Transportation pick up order on Sunday, November 25 and is as follows:

Shuttle pick up order: (1) TF Green, (2) Peter Pan/Bonanza Bus Station, (3) Amtrak, (4) Greyhound Bus terminal. Allow approximately 20 minutes from TF Green to the next pickup and approximately 10 minutes between the other stops. When there are no scheduled pickups at a terminal the shuttle does not stop.

Any questions? Please contact shuttleservice@rwu.edu.

"This Week at Roger" Newsletter Will Not Distribute During Thanksgiving Break

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Due to the limited number of events and campus announcements during the Thanksgiving break, the university newsletter, "This Week at Roger," will not distribute on Wednesday, Nov. 21. "This Week at Roger" will resume its normal weekly distribution schedule — Wednesday at 3 p.m. — on Wednesday, Nov. 28.

To view RWU events, visit the University Events Calendar. Visit the Campus Announcements page to view current announcements for the campus community.

How to Submit Your Event to the University Events Calendar

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The University Events Calendar is your resource to share campus events that are open to the greater campus community. When you submit an event, it's promoted to the entire campus community -- Bristol and Providence campuses -- on the University Events Calendar page and via This Week at Roger, the weekly newsletter of Roger Williams University. Visit the University Events Calendar to view all events and access the event submission form. Or go directly to the event submission form here.