Summer News Update

Move-In Day

  • New students: Check-in will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3.
  • Returning students: Check-in will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4.

Students should report directly to their assigned residence hall or apartment. Residence Life staff will not be available to assist with check-in until the scheduled time. Learn more about what to bring, what not to bring and things to coordinate with your roommate(s).

Transfer and international students: Incoming transfer students have the option to move in Thursday, Aug. 31 to attend Orientation on Sept. 1. International students arrive Sunday, Aug. 27 for international student orientation.

Early arrivals: Early arrivals to campus are permitted only for students with exceptional travel distance (outside the Northeast) or students who are required to arrive early for a University-sanctioned event, sport or activity. Learn more about early arrivals.


Explorientation helps new students meet people, learn about Salve Regina and its campus and prepare for a successful year in college. During Explorientation, students meet their First Year Experience peer mentor, who co-facilitates the First Year Transitions (FYT) course with an instructor. Peer mentors are current students who have volunteered to support new students as they transition into our social and scholarly community. The week also includes the academic Convocation, Day of Service, Club Rush, student employment job fair and many other events.

Important Dates

  • Friday, Sept. 1: Orientation session 6 (transfer and international students)
  • Sunday, Sept. 3: Move-in day for the Class of 2021
  • Monday, Sept. 4: Move-in day for returning resident students
  • Monday, Sept. 4-Friday, Sept. 8: Parking permit pickup
  • Tuesday, Sept. 5: Convocation
  • Wednesday, Sept. 6: First day of classes for the fall 2017 semester
  • Tuesday, Sept. 12: Drop/add deadline

See the full University calendar of events at

Campus Offices and Services


Miley Hall garden level
(401) 847-9086

The bookstore will be open Sunday, Sept. 3. Standard hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Hours for the first two weeks of the fall semester and non-academic periods will be posted to the bookstore website.

The bookstore provides a wide variety of course materials for purchase or rent (including new, used and digital titles), along with Salve Regina apparel, school and dorm supplies and more. Textbooks for the fall 2017 semester are available in-store and online and can be shipped or held for pickup. The textbook rental program offers deep upfront savings and allows students to highlight and make notes in their rented books. Students who change their mind can convert their rental to purchase by simply paying the difference before the due date. Digital titles are available through BryteWave, which provides access via a laptop or mobile device.

Career Development

Walgreen Hall administrative wing
(401) 341-2913

The Office of Career Development assists students in bringing together their educational and career goals. We offer extensive resources on a variety of topics such as choosing a major, preparing a resume, practicing for interviews, finding an internship, applying to graduate school and, of course, landing that first job.

Some of the programs and services available to students include:

  • Individual career advising sessions
  • "Do What You Are" online career assessment
  • Workshops on resume writing, interviewing skills and job search strategies
  • Student employment program
  • On-campus interviews and employer information sessions
  • "Career Connections" networking events
  • Federal Government Career Fair (fall 2017)
  • LARC Boston Career Fair (fall 2017)
  • Rhode Island Educator's Career Conference (spring 2018)
  • Career Hub @Salve Regina, our comprehensive online career system offering an up-to-date calendar of career events along with an extensive database of full/part-time jobs, internships and student employment options

Center for Student Development

Miley Hall garden level
(401) 341-3288

The Center for Student Development (CSD) serves as a nexus between student and academic affairs and works collaboratively across the campus community to promote student development and engagement at the University. The CSD provides a dynamic four-year co-curricular trajectory for students to cultivate holistic growth, leadership and the tools to create positive social change. Through the work of the CSD, students will understand the intersection of the University mission and their roles as leaders in the local and global community.

The CSD is home to the following programs:

First Year Experience: The CSD provides transitional support for new students as they embark on their first year at Salve Regina. All new students are enrolled in a First Year Transitions (FYT) course in their fall semester. The course is designed to support students' transition into college life and to promote an exploration of self-awareness and personal identity. FYT courses are instructed by staff and faculty and are co-taught by peer mentors who are current Salve Regina students. All students taking a FYT course are also enrolled in the same University Seminar course in the fall semester.

Navigator Leadership Development Program: The Navigator program is designed to develop students as leaders through social responsibility at the individual, group and societal level. Students participate in a number of co-curricular programs that promote the exploration and development of values drawn from the Social Change Model of Leadership Development. Each year is themed to align with core values of the social change model – individual, group, community and global. First-year students who are interested in the program should submit the interest form. For more information, email

Portfolium: An electronic portfolio with social networking features, Portfolium allows students to create an organized, visual documentation of their academic, co-curricular and professional stories and work. The CSD works with offices and departments across campus to help students develop their digital portfolio.

With Portfolium, students can upload work samples to showcase their curricular and co-curricular learning, skills and accomplishments; connect with fellow classmates and alumni, as well as students from other universities; continue to access their Portfolium profile after graduation; and share their portfolio with peers, faculty, future employers, graduate programs and other outlets.

Students receive an invitation to join Portfolium, which is sent to their Salve Regina email address. To ensure that their profile is connected to the Salve Regina network, students should follow the link in the email to create their account. Students may contact the CSD with any questions regarding Portfolium.

Community Service

Wakehurst, Room 201
(401) 341-2440

The Exploratory Day of Service will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5. The Day of Service provides a common experience for incoming students that encourages a commitment to service and creates a shared opportunity for reflection and learning. Volunteers will be dispersed throughout Aquidneck Island to support and meet the needs of local community agencies and individuals.

The annual service fair will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7 on the Wakehurst lawn. During the fair, local community partners will share their various volunteer opportunities and events for the year.


54 East Bowery St.
(401) 341-2935

Salve Regina uses Cox Communications for Internet and cable TV service. If you experience any issues with your cable equipment or Internet, contact Cox directly at (866) 402-0901.

Students should use SchoolDude to report an issue in the residence halls or a campus property. To access SchoolDude, log in to the portal and choose "Request Building Repair" under the "Links" section of the menu. If necessary, students may reach facilities by calling (401) 341-3499 and leaving a message, however the office is unable to confirm receipt of calls.

For after-hours emergency repairs, call the Office of Safety and Security at (401) 341-2325 or (401) 341-5555.

Health Services

Miley Hall garden level
(401) 341-2904

Students can make appointments with nurse practitioners beginning Tuesday, Sept. 5. Appointments are available Monday through Friday and can be scheduled by calling (401) 341-2904. Students with medical emergencies should call the Office of Safety and Security at (401) 341-2325.

New students who have not returned their health forms to Health Services should do so as soon as possible. Students who do not submit a completed health record will be unable to register for spring 2018 courses until the form is received.

McKillop Library

(401) 341-2330

McKillop Library has some new additions to the second floor: Eight rolling whiteboards/room dividers, which students may use to study, innovate and create their own study nooks. Whiteboard markers and erasers are available for checkout at the first floor circulation desk. In the Makerspace, check out the new Cricut electronic cutting machine, which joins a mechanical diecutter. Use these tools for class and club projects or just to blow off steam, and keep an eye out for our "Crafting in the Makerspace."

The library helps students gain the research skills they need to excel in college and beyond, become savvy and ethical consumers of information, and successfully utilize scholarly research materials in their field. Librarians teach customized research instruction sessions in classes and provide one-on-one research help at the information desk or by phone, email or chat. Students will find what they need in the library's 65 research databases, 67,000 online journals, 290,000 ebooks and 160,000 print books. If the library doesn't have it, interlibrary loan services can usually get it.

Library spaces include technology-equipped study rooms, the Makerspace, quiet study areas, collaborative work stations and a classroom equipped with laptops. Students can also search thousands of online videos, including documentaries and feature films, through the databases Kanopy and Films on Demand.

Mercy Center for Spiritual Life

Our Lady of Mercy Chapel

(401) 341-2326

The Mercy Center for Spiritual Life welcomes students of all beliefs. Through prayer, community service, retreats, celebrations of the sacraments, community events and other activities, students develop and share their gifts and talents, assume leadership roles, form bonds of friendship and strengthen their relationships with one another and with God. Everyone is welcome regardless of religious affiliation.

The Mercy Center invites students to the following events:

  • Mass to welcome the Class of 2021: 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, Our Lady of Mercy Chapel
  • Opening Mass for the 2017-2018 academic year: 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, Our Lady of Mercy Chapel
  • Ice cream party hosted by Mercy in Motion: 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, Mercy Center
  • Mercy Week: Sept. 20-27
  • Mercy Heritage Night: 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27
  • Fall retreat: Friday, Oct. 13 to Sunday, Oct. 15 (off campus)
  • Waffleween: 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, Mercy Center
  • All Saints and All Souls Day: Wednesday, Nov. 1 and Thursday, Nov. 2

Mass schedule for Our Lady of Mercy Chapel:

  • Weekday Mass at 12:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday
  • Sunday Mass at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. (student liturgy)
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation: Contact Father Saji before or after Mass
  • Classes for the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation): contact Anna Mae Mayer at (401) 341-2444

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to enjoy quiet time for rest and reflection in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, which is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Safety and Security

Tobin Hall
(401) 341-2325

Parking regulations: Freshman residents are not permitted to have any motorized vehicles on campus or within the city of Newport during the academic year, including motorized bicycles, scooters and mopeds. All upperclassmen must register their vehicles with the University and will be assigned parking in the vicinity of their residence halls. Learn more about Salve Regina's parking regulations.

Parking permits: All motorized vehicles (including scooters) parked on Salve Regina property must have a valid permit. All previously issued resident and commuter decals have expired. Students must register their vehicle online through the portal. The registration form is located in the User Account section of My Information. Commuter students are reminded to enter and update their local address when prompted.

The cost is $125 per year for undergraduate automobiles and motorcycles, $62 per year for graduate students and $75 per year for scooters, which will be automatically billed to the student account.

Students may pick up their parking permits in the Office of Safety and Security beginning Monday, Sept. 4. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A valid registration, proof of insurance, and Salve Regina ID is needed to pick up parking permits. All students must have a valid parking permit by Monday, Sept. 11. Failure to have a valid permit may result in ticketing and towing.

RIPTA trolley: Free transportation is provided for students with a valid Salve Regina ID. Two RIPTA trolleys run simultaneously through campus. Monday through Friday, the outbound trolley leaves the Gateway Center for campus at 7:40 a.m., while the inbound trolley leaves from the corner of Ruggles and Bellevue avenues at 7:38 a.m. and then goes through campus. On Saturdays, the outbound trolley begins its route at 8:40 a.m., while the inbound trolley begins at 8:54 a.m. On Sundays, both trolleys begin their routes at 9:40 a.m.

Students with valid IDs may also use any statewide RIPTA service. Trolley and bus schedules are available in the offices of Safety and Security and Residence Life, Miley Hall, Wakehurst and the O'Hare Academic Building.

Salve Regina shuttle: Salve Regina provides regularly scheduled shuttle service to and from designated stops on and off campus via the campus shuttle system. Students can track the shuttles and find shuttle stops through the "SmartTraxx" app, which features a real-time map that displays shuttle locations, estimated arrival times and an alerts and messaging center to relay important service information from the University. Learn more about the campus shuttle system.

Bicycles on campus: Students who bring bicycles to campus are encouraged to register them, free of charge, with the Office of Safety and Security. Bicycles with motors are considered a motorized vehicle and will be subject to the same online registration process as other vehicles. There are approximately 15 bicycle racks located throughout campus, and bicycle storage rooms are located at Hunt, Reefe and Walgreen halls. Bicycle locks are recommended. In addition, all RIPTA buses, with the exception of the local trolleys, are fitted with racks that hold two bicycles.

Student Health Education

All new students participate in MyStudentBody, a three-part, computer-based prevention education course that addresses issues related to alcohol, drugs and sexual violence. Structured around a motivational self-assessment in each area, the program incorporates audio, video and interactive tools and lessons to teach students key concepts and skills. All new students must complete the course by Friday, Sept. 8. Learn more at