Oct. 6 - To the Salve Regina community: Reminders for fall break

With the long weekend on the horizon, today’s Back to Salve update contains key pieces of information and resources to keep in mind for fall break.


Salve Regina is strongly discouraging all non-essential travel, particularly to areas with high rates of coronavirus infections. Travel heightens your risk of exposure and, by extension, the spread of disease on campus. Do not visit friends at other schools and do not leave Aquidneck Island unless absolutely necessary.

If you need to travel during fall break, please complete the disclosure of travel form.

Although travel advisories change frequently, remember that Rhode Island is currently on the restricted list for several neighboring states, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.

Quarantine and Testing

If you travel during fall break, quarantine rules will apply if you visit a state included in Rhode Island’s travel advisory. Please note that the University cannot support post-travel quarantines in our residence halls. If you travel to a hotspot state at any point during the semester, you should plan to quarantine off campus at your expense and attend classes remotely for 14 days.

Also remember that Salve Regina is not offering asymptomatic testing as an on-demand service at this time. If you would like to be tested for your own purposes, you will need to schedule one at a local testing site. To learn more and find testing sites, visit the Rhode Island Department of Health website.

Campus Visitors

Only current students, faculty and staff may enter University buildings at this time, and non-Salve Regina guests are not allowed in our residence halls at any time. This includes students from other institutions, significant others and families.

Violations of this policy will initiate the formal conduct process by the Dean of Students Office, and sanctions may include dismissal, suspension, removal from campus housing or a requirement to complete classes remotely. To review all policies related to the pandemic, see the COVID-19 addendum to the student code of conduct.

Events and Activities

Salve Regina will offer a variety of events and activities throughout the long weekend, many of which are listed below. In addition, Aquidneck Island is brimming with seasonal activities that have been modified for safety. To learn more, visit the Discover Newport website.

  • Wing night and trivia – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, Gerety Hall
  • Things for Thursday: Stuff a bear – Noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, Gerety Hall
  • Virtual paint night – 6 and 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 via Zoom
  • Film screening: “McFarland, USA” – 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, Bazarsky Lecture Hall
  • CAB trip to Escobar Farm – 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10
  • Food truck: A Mano Pizza – 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10
  • Bonfire and s’mores – 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, Gerety Hall lawn

View Salve Regina’s full calendar of events at salve.edu/events, and follow the Office of Student Engagement on Instagram and Facebook for additional programming.