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

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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.

Join Us for an Event
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

Looking for Your Parking Permit? Residents and Commuters Should Read This!

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Welcome back students! Looking for your parking permit? 

Resident Students:

If you are a resident student living in University Housing and you ordered your permit after August 3rd stop by the Parking and Transportation office (located at the main entrance in the building behind the fountains). Bring your ID and vehicle registration with you.  Need to order your permit? Go to and your permit will be ready for you the next business day!

Commuter Students:

Haven't ordered it yet? Go to Make sure to choose or add your local address! Do not use 1 Old Ferry Rd. Permit direct ships the permit from the manufacturer to your local address. Print out your receipt or confirmation and place it on your dash. This will be your temporary permit until your real one ships to you!    


Annual Notification of Alcohol and Drug-Free School and Workplace Policy

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As part of the University's annual notification to employees, Roger Williams University and Roger Williams University School of Law (collectively referred to as the "University") established this Alcohol and Drug-Free School and Workplace policy (the "Policy") in response to and in conformity with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (41 U.S.C. § 701) and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments or 1989 (20 U.S.C. § 1011i).  The policy can be found at: