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Fall Festival Weekend

Calling all families and alumni!

Fall Festival Weekend
Friday, Oct. 29 - Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021

Join the Salve Regina community during a weekend packed with exciting events. Families, see what campus life is like for your students. Alumni, reconnect with old friends during our homecoming events.

Fall Festival Weekend features an array of events and activities for parents, families, alumni and students. Mark your calendars for this year's Fall Festival Weekend and find more details below on a schedule of events, hotel room blocks, and more! While on campus, be sure to visit our information center located in the garden level of Miley Hall. 

Join our Salve Seahawks at athletic events throughout the weekend! For a full schedule of home games, visit our Salve Regina Athletics website. Athletic events do not require registration beforehand. All are welcome to cheer on your Seahawks throughout the weekend! And be sure to grab all your Salve Regina gear before coming to campus! Shop online today at the Salve Regina University Bookstore.

During Fall Festival Weekend, our bookstore will be open during the following hours:

Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Please note: Due to the current state of COVID guidelines and availability of catering resources, advanced registration will be required for all events. Registration for Fall Festival Weekend will close on Friday, Oct. 22. Thank you for your understanding.


Schedule of Events

Hunger Concert
Friday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m.
Casino Theatre 
Rock out against hunger as you enjoy Salve Regina student musical performances while helping to support local soup kitchens. 

Family Brunch
Saturday, Oct. 30, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. 
Ochre Court
Families of all ages, students and guests are welcome to enjoy this brunch buffet in Ochre Court. Meet professors and other families before heading to the football game at 12 p.m. Have your photos taken with the Cliff Walk background and be sure to wear your Salve Regina gear! 

Seahawk Village
Saturday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Gerety Lawn 
The Seahawk Village is your one stop for fun, food and games. Connect with the Seahawk community at this event with something for the whole family. Seahawk Village will include carnival games, lawn activities, various types of food and a beer garden (for those 21+ only). These activities will be available on a first come- first serve basis from 11am-12:30pm ONLY for those who pre-registered through Eventbrite for the event. Upon 12:30pm, the event will open to the general public for all families, friends, and students to be able to enjoy the activities, food, and atmosphere of Seahawk Village until its end at 3:00pm. Any parties who were not able to pre-register are encouraged to come to Gerety anytime at or after 12:30pm

Entry will include checking in at the check in table, and getting a stamp for access to rides, games, and food. No stamp will mean you must just head to the check in table at the front of Gerety Hall to participate. 

Check in will be required as some rides and games will require a liability waiver to be signed and a headcount to be taken.

25th Reunion Celebration Tailgate & Cocktail Reception
Saturday, Oct. 30, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Ochre Court | Toppa Field | McAuley Lawn
Members of the  classes of 1995 and 1996 along with their families and friends are invited to kickoff the day with a tailgate before the Salve Regina Seahawks take on Curry College at the football game. After the game, attend a casual gathering on the back lawn of McAuley Hall. Overlook the cliffwalk while sipping on a cocktail and reminiscing with old friends.

Parent Reception
Saturday, Oct. 30, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Ochre Court
Parents, this one is for you! Come and enjoy an evening with other Salve Regina parents at Salve Regina's historic Ochre Court while learning about how to become more involved with the University. 

Alumni Homecoming
Saturday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
O'Brien's Pub, downtown Newport
It may be Halloween weekend, but it's never too late in the year for an OB's mudslide. Head downtown to reconnect with old classmates and other Salve Regina alumni at O'Brien's Pub on Thames Street.

Vinyasa Yoga 
Sunday, Oct. 31, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Rodgers Recreation Center
Venture into Rodgers Recreational Center for an all-levels 60-minute vinyasa yoga class with instructor Meredith Ewenson. A limited number of yoga mats will be available, but please bring your own if possible.

Sunday Mass 
Sunday, Oct. 31, noon
Our Lady of Mercy Chapel 
Conclude a wonderful weekend with Mass at the Our Lady of Mercy Chapel.

Fall Festival Alumni Awards Luncheon
Sunday, Oct. 31, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Ochre Court 
New this year, the Fall Festival Alumni Awards Luncheon will recognize some special alumni! Join us as we honor and acknowledge academic achievement, career success and those who live the University mission.


Hotel Room Blocks

Holiday Inn Express
(401) 848-7128
$119/night for king and queen rooms
Group Code: FAL

Hampton Inn and Suites
(401) 848-6555
$269/night plus tax for standard rooms
Code: SFF

Residence Inn by Marriott
(401) 845-2005
$279/night for studio suites
$289/night plus tax for one-bedroom suites
Code: SFF

Homewood Suites by Hilton
(401) 848-2700
$279/night plus tax for studio suites
Code: SFF