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Welcome! We are so happy that you are joining the Salve Regina family. Starting college is an exciting time for both students and their families. Our Orientation program is designed to help ease your transition to the University and prepare you and your family for your time with us.

Please note: Our new students typically participate in a two-day Orientation program in the June timeframe, along with a two-day Explorientation program just before the fall semester begins. This year, our Orientation and Explorientation programs will be combined into a Week of Welcome, which will be held Sept. 3-8.

Week of Welcome Schedule

Online Orientation

Our online Orientation program will help you connect with the Salve Regina community before you arrive on campus this fall. You'll learn more about the offices and resources available to all students and take a virtual tour of campus. You should complete all modules by Aug. 1.

To access the online Orientation:

  • Visit
  • Click "Create New Guest Account"
  • Register with your Salve Regina email address

Questions? Contact the Office of Student Engagement at (401) 341-2915 or

How will I know if my session has been confirmed?

You will receive an automatically generated confirmation via email indicating that you have successfully registered for Orientation. Once the confirmation is received, you may move forward with securing travel arrangements.

What if I can’t attend any of the dates listed?

If you cannot attend Orientation, contact the Office of Student Engagement at (401) 341-2915 or

Is there a cost for Orientation?

The cost of Orientation is included in the commitment fee, which you have already submitted.

Who should I contact if either a family member or I need special accommodations?

Special accommodations can be indicated on your Orientation registration form. For additional information, contact the Office of Student Engagement at (401) 341-2915 or

I am an international student. Do I need to attend Orientation?

If you are attending Salve Regina as an international student or scholar, you are required to attend International Student Orientation. For more information, call the Office of International Programs at (401) 341-2372 or visit their website.

How can I change my Orientation session?

Prior to the registration deadline, you can log in to your account and change your session provided space is available. After the deadline, contact the Office of Student Engagement at (401) 341-2915 or

When does the semester start?

Classes for the fall 2020 semester begin Wednesday, Sept. 9.

What is my room assignment for the fall?

For first-year students, the room assignment process begins with an online housing application, which provides the Office of Residence Life with the information necessary to assign students a roommate and residence hall room.

Housing applications for new students are available online from May 15 through July 1. After July 1, room and roommate requests are processed. Please note that roommate requests are only granted when all students requesting roommates have indicated the option on their respective applications. In mid-July, first-year students receive notification through their Salve Regina email address that their room assignment and roommate information is available through MyHousing.

If you have questions regarding your housing, contact the Office of Residence Life at (401) 341-2210 or

What about textbooks?

The rental program offered by the Salve Regina bookstore gives you the option to rent your textbooks at a significant savings compared to the cost of purchasing a new book.

Textbooks are rented by the semester and have a final check-in date that is typically the last day of final exams. The program allows highlighting, taking notes and the normal wear and tear associated with coursework. For more information, visit or call the Salve Regina bookstore at (401) 847-9086.

Is there a bank on campus or nearby where I can open an account?

Santander Bank is nearby and has an ATM in Miley Hall. A second ATM is located in Gerety Hall. It is not affiliated with a bank and charges $1 per transaction.