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Move-In and the Residential Experience

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To allow for social distancing, move-ins for new and returning students will be scheduled in shifts over multiple days. First-year and transfer students will move in Tuesday, Sept. 1 and Wednesday, Sept. 2, while returning students will move in Sunday, Sept. 6 and Monday, Sept. 7. Students living at the Newport Marriott will move in Monday, Sept. 7 and Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Two family members from the same household will be allowed to accompany each student during the move-in process. Students and families will be required to wear face coverings during all move-ins.

Move-In to the Residence Halls

On their move-in date, students should arrive on campus within their designated time slot and go directly to their assigned residence hall. After they are directed to a parking area, students will be directed to Rodgers Recreation Center to receive their student ID (new students only) and complete the COVID-19 testing process. Once they have completed the testing process, students will be directed back to their residence hall, where they will check in with Residence Life staff and move their belongings into their room. Upon moving in to their space, all students will be required to log in to MyHousing and complete their initial move-in room condition report.

Move-In at the Newport Marriott

Move-in shifts are scheduled for 3-5 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 7 and 9-11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8. These move-in times have been negotiated to allow adequate time for the Marriott to clean rooms prior to arrival.

Prior to arriving at the Newport Marriott, students should stop at the Rodgers Recreation Center on campus to complete the COVID-19 testing process. Upon arrival at the Marriott, students will be directed to designated parking spaces and will proceed to the check-in desk staffed by Residence Life. Parking spaces will be available near unloading areas. Once students have removed their belongings from their cars, they should move to another parking space.

What to Bring (And What Not to Bring)

All residence hall rooms are furnished with the following items (one per student): bed, closet or wardrobe, bureau, desk and chair. Rooms are also equipped with an internet jack and have access to wireless internet.

Salve Regina's list of what to bring and what not to bring has been updated, and students should also remember to bring a supply of face coverings, a thermometer for daily temperature checks and a "go-bag" with clothing, toiletries and learning materials should they need to quickly quarantine or isolate outside of their residence hall room. All belongings should fit in one vehicle.

Life in the Residence Halls

Students will be required to wear face coverings in common areas and encouraged to wear them in their rooms when others are present. Non-Salve Regina guests will not be allowed in residence halls, and while Salve Regina students will be able to visit other campus residences, room occupancy will be limited to double the room residency.

Residence halls and the rooms at Newport Marriott will remain open for Thanksgiving, spring and Easter breaks to give students the opportunity to remain on campus rather than travel. Students will be asked to complete an extended stay form in order to track those who remain on campus. Although travel is not prohibited at this time, non-essential travel is strongly discouraged. Students should not travel to areas that require a quarantine upon return to Rhode Island.

All residence halls will be deep cleaned and disinfected before students return to campus. Once students have moved in, all common bathrooms will be cleaned and disinfected at least once per day, and high touch locations will receive extra service. Cleaning and disinfecting supplies will be available to all resident students through their Resident Advisors, and soap will be provided in all bathrooms, including private bathrooms.

Life at the Newport Marriott

Students living at the Newport Marriott will receive a 20 percent discount at the spa and MainSail restaurant, and will have access to the fitness center and indoor pool. Fitness center hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 9-11 p.m. daily and pool hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Juniors and seniors who have been relocated to the Marriott will be upgraded to the 14-meal plan at no additional cost. The Marriott will have small refrigerators in each room, along with microwaves in the common areas near the ice machines. Students may bring their own microwave (up to 1,000 watts). 

Salve Regina will not require students living at the Marriott to purchase a resident student parking decal. Students may choose to purchase a decal, which will entitle them to parking in a designated University lot. Students who do not purchase a decal will not be permitted to park on University property and will be required to utilize public street parking on a first come first serve basis. Parking on public intervening streets throughout campus is strictly enforced by the Newport Police Department and all violators are subject to ticketing and towing by the city of Newport.

All students living at the Marriott will be required to display a hotel parking pass in their vehicles at all times when parking on hotel property. The Marriott will issue those parking passes independent of the University and all students will be subject to parking regulations as set forth by the hotel.

Philo Streaming Service

Beginning this fall, resident students, including students living at the Newport Marriott, will have access to live and on-demand TV through Philo, which features more than 50 channels and unlimited DVR. To learn more and register, visit and log in with your Salve Regina email address.