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.

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

See What Makes RWU Unique
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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

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

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Due to the limited number of events and campus announcements during summer break, the university newsletter, "This Week at Roger," will not distribute during that time. The last issue will distribute on Wednesday, May 22, and will resume its normal weekly distribution schedule, on Wednesday at 3 p.m., in August.

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

What You Need to Know About 25Live Room Reservation System Merging with 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.

Dining's Summer Hours of Operation

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Upper Commons

Saturday, May 18 – Saturday, May 25: Closed

Sunday, May 26
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Summer Hours begin Monday, May 27* (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
Closed for summer.

Law School Bistro
Closed for summer.

Lower Commons
Monday, May 20 – Friday, May 24
Continental Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
*The Lower Commons will be open on Orientation days for lunch only*

Café Express, Global Café, C-Store
Closed for summer.

Hawk’s Nest
Closed for summer.
*The Hawk’s Nest will be open on Orientation days*

Summer Parking Restrictions

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If you are planning on leaving your vehicle here over the summer, please note: Parking garage will be closed for needed repairs and renovations. Park outside of the garage in lot A or B near the Annex building. Any questions? Please contact parking@rwu.edu.