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Commencement

Commencement and Senior Week

Based on guidelines from the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Salve Regina has no choice but to postpone Commencement and cancel Senior Week activities. Our hearts go out to the Class of 2020 and those who expected to proudly celebrate with them in May. We will honor your accomplishments during the months ahead, and you will have a Commencement. As details for the new date become available, we will share them with you so that you and your families have time to prepare for this delayed, but nonetheless momentous and joyful occasion.

Commencement fee: All full-time, traditional undergraduate students are billed $350 as a Commencement fee, which includes $100 for regalia. All other students, including graduate students, are billed $250. As the new Commencement date has not yet been determined, Salve Regina will refund the $100 regalia portion of the Commencement fee to all who were charged $350 and allow them to arrange their own regalia for the rescheduled ceremony.

Regalia: All regalia orders have been canceled. Once a Commencement date has been set, information and instructions will be distributed to all graduating students. Instructions for ordering regalia through Jostens will be part of that communication.

Honor cords: Students will be eligible for Latin honors as soon as final grades are received and posted to the transcript, as is customary. We plan to make cords available to all students that have achieved these honors. Depending on the timing and student participation in the rescheduled ceremony, we may either mail or hold the cords. That has not yet been determined.