Student Support Services

Johnson & Wales University offers a supportive, caring environment where faculty, staff and students work together to help you adapt to college life and succeed academically, personally and professionally.

"We're catering to more diverse learners, and our students are flourishing academically and socially. They feel so empowered and confident."
-Joseph Barresi Jr., PhD, LICSW, LCDP, Associate Dean of Student Affairs

From your first day at JWU, you have access to a broad range of services including tutoring and mentorship programs, health and counseling services, accessibility accommodations and many more. There’s an entire JWU community behind you to help you thrive and make the most of your potential.

All students have access to these support services throughout their JWU experience:

Accessibility Services

JWU is dedicated to providing reasonable accommodations to give students with learning disabilities, physical challenges, and chronic medical conditions the opportunity to succeed in their academic pursuits. Services and assistance for accessibility, and academic, classroom and housing accommodations, among others, are available.

Alan Shawn Feinstein Academic Success Center

The center offers a variety of services including peer and professional tutoring, online tutoring, writing laboratories and study skills workshops for topics such as time management, memory and test-taking tips, and stress management.

Centers for Academic Support

JWU students can take advantage of the tutoring and study skills workshops at all four of our campuses. The "CAS" is the perfect study space and a quiet environment for small group meetings with comfortable seating and WiFi.

Campus resource websites:

Counseling, Health & Wellness

Inclusive confidential professional services are offered to provide support for students to manage their emotional and physical well-being through Health Services, Counseling Services, Health Education and the Gender Equity Center.

Gender Equity Centers

The center is a welcoming space for support, education and confidentiality around topics including sexual orientation, gender identity, violence prevention and more.

Campus resource websites:

Student Academic Services

SAS helps you stay on track through its academic planning, counselors, advisors and other offerings.

Student Financial Services

SFS helps students and their families finance higher education at JWU with help from a financial planning representative to guide them every step of the way.


Student Profile

JWU's student support services program served as a benefit for Kaitlin Donohue

"Since about second grade, I’ve been dealing with a learning disability and have had an individualized education plan (IEP) to help with my classes. Thanks to JWU’s Accessibility Services, I found services to help me succeed during my college career. After being at JWU for a full three years now, I am beyond proud of myself and how far I have come. I am graduating two terms early and have made the dean’s list multiple times."

— Kaitlin Donohue ’18, Baking & Pastry Arts and Food Service Management