Commencement - Information for Guests

Information for Guests



Accommodations in the Newport area during Commencement weekend are always in high demand. Salve Regina recommends working with Discover Newport for your accommodation needs. They may be reached at (800) 326-6030. In addition, the University's hotel partners may be offering special discounts for this weekend.

Guests With Special Accommodations

Graduating students who have a guest with special accommodations should complete the Commencement activities RSVP form (available through March 17) to ensure that all necessary arrangements are made prior to Commencement weekend. The drop-off area for guests with special accommodations and their escorts will be located at the corner of Shepard and Ochre Point avenues. Security officers will direct you once you arrive on campus. In an effort to provide easier and safer access, a section in the tent will be designated to accommodate wheelchair guests and their escorts.

Food Service and Facilities

Jazzman Cafe, located in the O'Hare Academic Building, will have beverages and snacks for sale during Sunday's Commencement ceremony. Refreshments will be available from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Flowers will also be on sale at a table near the Commencement tent on Sunday. Restrooms will be available in the O'Hare Academic Building.

Photography and Videography

GradImages, Inc. will take close-up pictures of each graduate as degrees are being conferred. Information on how to purchase pictures will be sent directly to your home by the vendor. They may be contacted at (800) 261-2576 or

The Office of Strategic Communications and Public Affairs will livestream the Commencement ceremonies. Details on how to access this content will be made available on the Commencement website shortly before the weekend.