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:   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

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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.

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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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Explore a Career in the Defense Sector March 13 with General Dynamics

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Roger Williams University School of Continuing Studies and General Dynamics are teaming up for an evening dedicated to current military students, veterans in our community, and students interested in careers in the defense sector.

Please join to learn more about our Technology, Leadership & Management program and the many job opportunities at General Dynamics. 

Refreshments will be provided.


RWU Theatre: Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility at the Performing Arts Center

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RWU Theatre presents Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility -- an adaptation of her famous comedy of manners, love and romance.

Friday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 4 at 2:00 p.m.

Monday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m.

General Admission $10; Students and Senior $5. For reservations: 401 254 3666.

Spring Break Shuttle Schedule

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Shuttle service will go on call at 8 P.M. Friday, March 9.

Intersession schedule will be instituted March 10 - 17. On Sunday, March 18 normal Sunday shuttle service will begin at 6 P.M.  

Junior/Senior Dance Showcase to Present Student Choreography and Directing on March 23-24

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On March 23rd and 24th, the Juniors and Seniors from the RWU Dance and Performance Studies program will be presenting their work. The entire show is student-choreographed and directed, highlighting the individual talent from this group of students.

The performance will be held in the Performing Arts Center (The Barn) at 7:30 that Friday and Saturday.