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All classes and labs are being offered remotely for the remainder of the semester. Final exams will be offered remotely as well. Residence halls will remain open for the remainder of the semester, and students who previously opted to remain on campus are able to stay if they so choose.

Faculty who have bandwidth issues at home will have the option to teach remotely in their assigned classroom. Employees will telecommute whenever possible during Rhode Island's two-week "pause" (Nov. 30-Dec. 13).


While online ordering is still preferred, customers are welcome to visit the bookstore to shop for course materials, essentials and more. All customers must wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

Textbooks are always available to rent or purchase in digital or printed format from the bookstore website. Students are encouraged to consider rental or digital options to help lower the cost of textbooks. You may highlight and make notes in both used and new rented textbooks. You may also convert a rented textbook to a purchase any time during the semester by paying the difference between the rental and purchase price.

Textbook Returns

Rented textbooks must be returned to the bookstore by Monday, Dec. 21. Students who live within driving distance are welcome to return their books in person. Rented textbooks may also be shipped to the bookstore using the carrier of your choice. Shipping is at your expense and a trackable service is recommended.

Textbook buyback will be available Dec. 14-21 at the bookstore.

To generate a packing slip for rented textbooks:

  • Log in to your bookstore account, then click “My Account,” then “Rentals.”
  • Scroll down to view your rental history and click “Return by Mail” or “Return all Rentals by Mail.”
  • Follow the steps to print your packing slip. Print two copies – one to pack in the box and one to take to your shipping carrier.
  • Take note of your tracking number (if provided by the carrier). You will receive an email confirmation when your rental return is processed. 

For more information, call (401) 847-9086 or email

Dining Hours

Dining hours for the remainder of the semester are:

Miley Dining Hall

  • 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday
  • 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday
  • 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Starbucks/Miley Mart

  • 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

McKillop Library Cafe

  • 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday
  • Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday
  • Noon to 9:30 p.m. Sunday

Health Services

Health Services hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday by appointment only. Telemedicine is the primary method of care and staff will evaluate the need for in-person appointments. Health Services is also open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for symptomatic COVID-19 testing by appointment only.

To schedule an appointment, call (401) 341-2904 or email

Health Services works with Newport Hospital to assist students outside of office hours. In emergency situations, students should go to the Newport Hospital emergency room or call 911 or the University's emergency line at (401) 341-2325.

Mail and Packages

For students who have returned to their permanent residence: All unclaimed packages have been removed from the mailroom. Mail and packages delivered via the U.S. Postal Service will be forwarded. Packages delivered via UPS, FedEx, FedEx Ground, LS Service or courier will be returned to sender. Due to the volume of packages, it may take up to two weeks for all packages to be forwarded/returned. The U.S. Postal Service is also experiencing delays, so it may take an additional two weeks for your package to arrive at your permanent residence. Please be patient during this extremely busy time.

For students who are remaining on campus: The package pickup area has been moved indoors. Please follow the signs and stay socially distant while waiting. Pickup hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Mailing address for students:
Full first and last name
100 Ochre Point Ave.
Newport, RI 02840

Masks on Campus

All members of the Salve Regina community are expected to follow state and University guidelines on wearing masks. You are required to wear a mask while in campus buildings, common areas and public outdoor campus spaces, and should wear a mask when off campus as well. Your mask should fit snugly but comfortably over your nose, mouth and chin without any gaps.

Masks with two or more layers of a washable, breathable fabric are recommended by the Rhode Island Department of Health. Remember that the use of gaiters or face shields is not recommended. If you choose to wear a disposable mask, please be sure to dispose of it properly. There has been a recent uptick in littering around campus.

McKillop Library

Current hours are posted on the library's website. Many services are now contactless, including hold pickup, which is self-serve at the circulation desk, check in and check out. The library is also offering curbside pickup for holds. Librarians are available via chat, phone, email and in person for research help. For more information, visit the library's research and support guide.

Library staff have instituted distancing measures in study spaces to keep the campus community safe. Properly worn masks are required throughout the building at all times. Food may be consumed on the cafe side of the first floor and individuals can remove their masks while actively eating. Food is not permitted anywhere else in the library, but beverages can be consumed throughout. Individuals are asked to drink beverages through a straw under their mask or briefly remove their mask to sip and then put it back on.

Rodgers Recreation Center

The Rodgers Recreation Center's fitness centers and locker rooms are closed for the remainder of the semester. Student-athletes who are remaining on campus may access the building to meet with coaches.

Salve Regina ID

All students and employees are required to carry their Salve Regina ID at all times while on campus. Students and employees who need to obtain a new Salve Regina ID can visit the card office, located in the garden level of McKillop Library, Room 002. Regular hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students who need a new ID should call ahead to (401) 341-2985 and enter the library from Lawrence Avenue.

Graduate students who do not live locally may send a passport-like photo that meets these guidelines to from their Salve Regina email address. IDs will be mailed to the address on file with the Office of the Registrar (please note that we cannot mail to P.O. boxes). If you have recently moved, please submit a change of address form to the Office of the Registrar.

Travel and Travel Advisories

The University is strongly discouraging all non-essential travel at this time. Travel heightens your risk of exposure and, by extension, the spread of disease on campus. Remember that Rhode Island’s travel advisory includes any state with a significant rate of transmission (positive test rates over 5 percent).

If you are traveling to a state on Rhode Island's travel advisory, you will need to quarantine off campus at your own expense upon return. If Rhode Island is included in the travel advisory for the state you are traveling to, you are responsible for knowing that state's guidelines and for your own testing prior to arrival in that state.


The CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund provides federal funding to colleges and universities for specific expenses that are a direct result of the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Institutional Aid

Salve Regina received approximately $1.7 million from the Department of Education relating to the CARES Act. Funding came with the stipulation that 50 percent must first be given to students (see the student aid section below) and 50 percent could be used by the institution to defray extraordinary operating costs relating to the pandemic. Institutional aid was used to partially fund off-campus housing necessary in the dedensification of our residence halls and to partially fund costs associated with changes in instructional methodology. Details are available included in the link below.

CARES Act institutional funding

Student Aid

Student aid (as of Oct. 20)

Final reporting - all funding has been exhausted as of Oct. 20.

  • Total funds received: $857,705
  • Total funds distributed: $857,705
  • Total number of undergraduate students eligible: 1,763
  • Total applications completed: 696
  • Total number funded: 739

To receive funding through the CARES Act, undergraduate degree-seeking students must:

  • Have been enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program for the spring 2020 semester as of May 8 (last day of spring classes)
  • Have been enrolled in at least one face-to-face class as of March 13 (last day of classes before spring break)
  • Have completed a 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), be federally eligible and determined to have financial need

Students enrolled in a program that was offered exclusively online during the spring 2020 semester were not eligible for emergency grants. Students who were in default on a Title IV loan (or who owe refund money on a Title IV grant) were also ineligible for CARES Act funding.

The following expenses were considered for grant assistance if they were related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus: Food, housing (such as having to move off campus when residence halls closed), course materials, health care, child care, technology-related expenses (such as having to buy a computer when courses were moved online) and/or transportation (such as having to fly home because classes were canceled or having to return from study abroad because of program cancelation).

This funding was separate from any institutional financial aid and priority was given to those with the greatest demonstrated financial need based on the FAFSA. These funds could not be used to pay for tuition and related fees. The U.S. Department of Education did not allow these funds to be used for international students, undocumented students, non-matriculated students or students enrolled in distance-only degree programs.

Eligible undergraduate students were emailed on May 14 with more information and a link to the application form. The survey closed May 31 and only students who applied were considered. Study abroad students with additional expenses were considered a special population and additional costs were reimbursed.