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April 22 - To Class of 2021 graduate students: Commencement speaker and updates

Dear Class of 2021 graduate students,

We look forward to celebrating your achievements at Salve Regina on Thursday, May 6. The Commencement ceremony will be celebrated at 3 p.m. under the Commencement tent on the McAuley Hall lawn. If you have not done so already, please RSVP for the ceremony by Friday, April 23. You must RSVP in order to participate.

Commencement Speaker

Salve Regina graduate and board-certified family nurse practitioner Olivia Krampen, a frontline urgent caregiver at Perlman Clinic who also assists with COVID-19 vaccine administration and testing through Aya Healthcare for the University of California San Diego Crisis Response, will present the keynote address.

Krampen received her B.S. in nursing from Salve Regina in 2016 and worked as an RN at Yale New Haven Hospital while studying to become a nurse practitioner. She earned an M.S. in nursing from the University in 2019, specializing as a family nurse practitioner, and will receive her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree during Thursday’s ceremony.

Prior to joining Perlman Clinic, Krampen worked in the medical weight loss and preventive medicine setting, where she gained great appreciation for health literacy and health management through lifestyle modification. Most recently, she continues to work in the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial.

Testing Reminder

As a reminder, all participants will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test administered within 48 hours of the ceremony upon check-in. Per Rhode Island guidelines, this requirement applies even if you are fully vaccinated.

Commencement Regalia

If you have already ordered Commencement regalia, it is now available for pickup at the Salve Regina bookstore. To see current hours, visit the bookstore website. You may pay for your regalia during pickup or call the bookstore at (401) 847-9086 to pay and arrange shipping. If you still need regalia, you may visit the bookstore to place an order. If you do not live locally, please call the bookstore for further instructions. Doctoral recipients should email to arrange for their regalia.

Please visit the Commencement website for more information.