Parents & Families

Welcome to the Roger Williams University Family!

At Roger Williams, we strive to develop relationships that last throughout your student’s entire college experience. Our families of current students and families of alumni are part of the RWU community from the admissions process to their time on campus and beyond.

Parent and Family Resources

Bristol Ferry Lighthouse

Helping Students and Families to Navigate Their Course

The RWU community is working hard to ensure that your academic needs and overall well-being guide your return to campus following these challenging pandemic years.

When questions or issues arise, please know that I am here to support you. By providing students and families with robust resources, I seek to empower students with the confidence to succeed as evolving, independent adult learners. When you have specific questions, unique circumstances, or if you are unsure of where to turn, I can be reached at 401-254-3042 or

Best wishes for your success and wellness,
Debbie Knapman 
Director of Student & Family Assistance

Student and family member at an event.

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