Dec. 1 - To the Salve Regina community: End-of-semester resources and information

Dear Salve Regina community,

We hope that you were able to carve out some time for rest and relaxation during the Thanksgiving break. With the fall semester quickly drawing to a close, today’s update contains key information and resources to keep in mind as we head towards winter break.

For the latest information on campus offices and services during this time, visit the campus updates page of the Back to Salve website. As always, general comments, questions or concerns may be submitted to or (401) 341-2329.

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. 

Questions? Call (401) 847-9086 or email

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.

Questions? Call (401) 341-2235 or email

Health Screening Survey

Undergraduate students who submitted the “Option to Learn Remotely After Thanksgiving” form will be removed from the health screening survey next week and will not receive daily notifications. Resident students who have remained on campus, off-campus students who did not submit the form, and all faculty and staff must continue to complete the Salve-Health screening survey daily.

Symptomatic Testing on Campus

All undergraduate students, including off-campus students, may utilize Health Services for evaluation and symptomatic testing through Friday, Dec. 18. Students who are experiencing symptoms should make an appointment as soon as possible. During business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday), call Health Services at (401) 341-2904. Outside of business hours and on weekends, call the Office of Safety and Security at (401) 341-2325.

Quarantine and Isolation Housing on Campus

Salve Regina strongly encourages students to return to their permanent residence to complete any mandated 14-day quarantine due to close contact with a positive case and/or 10-day isolation due to a positive test.

For those students who are unable to return home, the final day to begin a 14-day quarantine on campus is Friday, Dec. 4, and the final day to begin a 10-day isolation on campus is Tuesday, Dec. 8. After these dates, housing availability for partial quarantine and/or isolation periods will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. All quarantine and isolation housing must be vacated by noon on Friday, Dec. 18.

We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding this fall as we navigated a shifting landscape amid this global pandemic. We wish you a healthy and safe end to the semester, and we look forward to welcoming you back to campus for the spring semester.