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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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.

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.

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

Faculty and Staff: How to Add an Event to the University Events Calendar

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As of April 8, the University Events Calendar has been merged with the calendar from the university's 25Live room reservation system. Now, when you reserve a space for an event on campus, it will be added to the University Events Calendar. You'll no longer have to submit the same information in two separate systems.

When reserving a space through 25Live, please write a clear event title so that anyone viewing your event on the calendar will easily understand what it is. We also ask that you add an event description, including any necessary information about cost, registration and whether it is open to students, faculty, staff or the general public. If your submission does not have a clear event title or it is lacking an event description, we may ask for more information before approving your event.

If you have any questions about how to use 25Live, please contact Deb Burgo at dburgo@rwu.edu.

Talking in the Library with Robert Boyers on Nov. 20

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Talking in the Library with Robert Boyers will be held on Wednesday, November 20th, 4:30 p.m. in the University Library's Mary Tefft White Cultural Center.

Public Intellectual, Editor of the quarterly SALMAGUNDI, and Professor of English at Skidmore College, where he has taught for fifty years and was the first Tisch Professor of Arts and Letters. The author of ten previous books, he writes regularly for such publications as The Nation, Harpers, The New Republic, Granta, Raritan, and many others.

From the perspective of a self-described “liberal intellectual and college professor,” Robert Boyers’ book asks questions such as, has academic life turned into a minefield? Why are a great many liberals, people who should know better, invested in the drawing up of enemies lists and driven by the conviction that on critical issues no dispute may be tolerated? Isn’t the tolerance of difference the heart of the liberal tradition?

Outbound and Inbound Transportation for the Thanksgiving Holiday

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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 and Inbound transportation forms.

Outbound transportation departs from the Main Shuttle Shelter when residence halls are closing.

Inbound Shuttle Transportation is usually on the Sunday after the break:

For sign up and information go to: https://www.rwu.edu/who-we-are/administrative-offices/public-safety/transportation/outboundinbound-transportation-sign

If you have questions, contact shuttleservice@rwu.edu.