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What to Bring

Salve Regina students dress casually for classes. Attire varies from shorts, T-shirts, skirts and thin blouses for hot weather to long trousers, jeans, warm shirts, jackets and coats for cold weather. There are special occasions for which formal attire is needed. For example, some students wear business attire for classroom presentations.

During September, the weather is mild. It becomes cooler during October and November. Winter (December through March-April) can be quite cold and snow is common. The snow usually melts and falls again several times during winter. The temperature moderates in March or April, and it is likely to rain during this time. Spring comes in late April or May. By June, the temperature reaches summer levels.

What will be available in your dorm room (if applicable) when you arrive: Bed, dresser, desk and chair. Sheets, blankets and pillows are not provided by the University. Please note that the bed size is 92 cm by 203 cm by 18 cm.

Below is a list of items that students have found to be a valuable packing reference. You will need these over the course of the year, but they can be purchased upon your arrival. There will be a shopping trip during orientation.

For more information, call the Office of International Programs at (401) 341-2372 or email

What to Bring


Comfortable trousers, casual shorts, T-shirts and polo shirts, casual shirts, dress shirts, sweaters and sweatshirts, casual dresses, dress shoes, casual shoes, tennis shoes, hiking/sports shoes, flip-flops and sandals, rain jacket, light jacket, winter coat, hat, gloves and snow boots, sportswear and equipment. We also recommend that you bring at least one traditional/national outfit.

Personal Care

Toiletries (enough to last until you find out what you like here), medicines (enough to last until you find out what you need here), umbrella, book bag and backpack or day pack (for carrying books, hiking or biking).

Reference Materials

Certain technical or undergraduate books in your language which you may need and which may not be available here and a dictionary for your language and English. The Salve Regina bookstore can also order books for you. We also recommend that you bring a dictionary from your country.


It may be more appropriate to purchase electronic appliances in the United States because of difference voltage requirements as well as shapes of electrical wall outlets. Please note that the voltage in the United States is 110-120.